On this 27th day of November, I am thankful for my husband's job!
Hank works for SCA Tissue NA, in Greenwich, NY as an industrial electrician. He's very good at what he does, especially troubleshooting. He's senior man on his shift, and usually has his pick of vacation days. That's-a-nice-a!
Hank works 12 hour shifts. That may not work for everyone, but it certainly works for us. Twelve hour shifts means Hank is home sometimes during the week, and he has every other weekend off (Fri, Sat, & Sun). That also means that Hank sees the boys more often, especially during school breaks and summer vacations...and that we can steal away for an impromptu lunch date every now and then :0)
I am thankful that Hank's job is pretty secure (because these days, there really aren't any "secure" jobs), and that he makes enough so that I can be a stay-at-home-mom! I love being here for my boys! I love to be able to send them off to school and to greet them when they come home. I love that I can run to school if someone is ill or if they need a helper in the classroom. And the fact that I don't have to find (or pay for) child care when they have days off is wonderful!
We are not rich by any means. Many weeks we wonder how we are going to make it. But with our faith in Christ, we have security in the fact that God provides. We know God will provide us our every need...not necessarily our wants, but every need.
So today, I am very thankful for hubby's vocation!