Luckily, a lot has changed since all that. The year is 2016. I’m still working for the government though in what exactly I cannot tell you. Enough to say that I live in the suburbs and I work in an office. I am also taking classes, for which I get a stipend. I am more successful than I ever have been and am lucky to be living with my kids.
No, I am not married to my wife- or should I say ex-wife- any longer. We parted ways for a variety of reasons mostly having to do with matters of morals, or values and faith. When I would make efforts to help my family be more spiritual, she was a skeptic. She was more comfortable in the material world of jobs and clothes and the daily goings on of friends and family.
Don’t get me wrong I think those things are very important too. The difference is that I know the thing that is behind all of that good stuff. And that thing- that Holy thing- is what makes everything else important. When I remember to put that first- and I think you know by now that I am talking about God- everything else gets taken care of. Everything else falls into place.
Even financially, guidance is offered.
Have you ever noticed that when you are stressed, there is never a solution in sight? That the bills are piling up and you know that you are meant for something better, but you can’t think through the headache? But- when you are happy, relaxed and calm, ideas float in. Not only can you think of solutions, but you are more likely to get help. People will see that you are calm and positive and they will want to work with you.
How to get that positivity? That is through the Lord. That is how I have found the ability to raise my two beautiful kids so that they are well taken care of, and how I have work that pays the bills. I was blessed with two job opportunities on top of my office job.
One is working with one of the best landscaping companies San Antonio Texas has to offer. How did I get into that? Well, my ex-wife needed a job and she found a position designing lawns and gardens. I actually helped her get the job. Then the lord turned around and blessed me when the company needed someone to help them with their finances. I stepped in and switched them over to a much more efficient process.
That would have been enough, but then they decided to keep me on to consult for them on a regular basis. So now a favor done for my ex-wife has turned out to bless me as well, and our children.
I am not quite where I want to go yet, but working with this landscape architect who stared on his own and now has a whole team has taught me one thing: little companies grow, and I believe that i can grow my skills as a consultant so that soon I might not need my office job. That means more time taking care of my kids, and that is a goal to work towards.