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daysofelijah

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New house, new job, and a ring...
« on: June 12, 2017, 11:28:29 AM »
I am catching up on all the new posts as I've been pretty busy over the last months!

An update on me: I sold my house I had moved into 4 years ago after dh died and I bought a new house in a place that will location-wise make me (& hopefully the kids) much happier. I resigned my teaching position in the town I moved from, and interviewed last week for a K-5 Library Media Specialist position in my new town and got offered the job last week. It's a half-time school year position so that will be perfect for me & the kids right now.

And the other big news, NG and I are engaged. He asked me about 2 weeks ago now, and I happily said yes. We don't have a date set. There's still issues with him selling or renting his house, and also with his son as I posted in another post. So those things need to be figured out first. But we are happy. I think my kids are happy for the most part, and his kids are happy for him too.

I feel like things are going to be really good. I really like my new house. NG spent this weekend installing all new appliances for me, he's been such a godsend. He stays over here on the weekends, and he's here the majority of weeknights but he goes home to sleep because of his dog and his son. His house is only about a mile away so that's nice for so many things.

5 years ago I never thought I could possibly be so happy again. I am so glad I took the risk to step out and look for what I needed. It's been a crazy, emotional 2 years of ups and downs with NG, but I feel like we are in a great place and will be happy.
Amy, mom to four (14,13,9,5)

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Re: New house, new job, and a ring...
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 12:28:54 PM »
Congratulations on the house, the job and the engagement!
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Metv

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Re: New house, new job, and a ring...
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 12:43:45 PM »
Fantastic news !

TooSoon

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Re: New house, new job, and a ring...
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 01:23:08 PM »
Great news!  Its nice to get the update.  I always look for your posts because (I think) we have a shared GBM history.  Happy for you and yours! 

arneal

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Re: New house, new job, and a ring...
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 12:14:16 PM »
Yay! Congrats!
Andree'

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SunshineFL

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Re: New house, new job, and a ring...
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 10:31:46 PM »
 :D Such a happy post to read daysofelijah...I just had to log in to share my congrats and good wishes to you, too.  Thanks for sharing with us here.

Continued goodness to you all as you create this new season in your lives.

BrokenHeart2

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Re: New house, new job, and a ring...
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 05:12:27 AM »
Congratulations daysofelijah. Thanks for the update and best wishes to you and your new to be blended family.
I don't want it to be his legacy that his death destroyed me.
I need to honour his life by rebuilding my life.

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Re: New house, new job, and a ring...
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 08:51:12 AM »
Congratulations ! This post really made me smile. I remember reading your earlier posts and I am so happy to read this news and how your Chapter 2 has progressed.

That is one reason I keep coming back to this site and reading updates (5 years now!) - love seeing these new, happy chapters for widows/widowers.

All the best,

MrsDan

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Re: New house, new job, and a ring...
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 03:46:59 PM »
Congratulations!
You are the Bear of my heart dear,
And nothing can take that away.

daysofelijah

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Re: New house, new job, and a ring...
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2017, 04:21:30 PM »
Thanks so much for all your kind words. It feels good to be happy after being sad for so long. This board has been such a great resource for me, reading everyone's similar experiences and sharing my own. It's something not a lot of people understand, so I'm very thankful for everyone here!
Amy, mom to four (14,13,9,5)

arneal

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Re: New house, new job, and a ring...
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2017, 04:26:35 PM »
Thank you for sharing your journey, daysofelijah; you give me hope for future happiness!
Andree'

Seek peace, and pursue it - Psalm 34:14b

klim

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Re: New house, new job, and a ring...
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2017, 04:29:31 PM »
wow congratulations ...so exciting! Enjoy!