Monday, March 10, 2008

Big Day

Today has been a big day for me. I had two big conversations. One was with my ex-husband. He wanted a divorce, and I gave him a divorce. So now I want my divorce, so I did just that today. I told him that he's not allowed to watch the kids at my house anymore. He needs to follow the divorce decree and see the kids when he's legally allowed to, and at his house. That didn't go over too well. I didn't expect it would. Which basically means that I will now have to find babysitters when I want free time, because I don't have a whole lot of faith in him to take upon himself to see his children. But for myself, I had to. I've had entirely too many affirming moments from God here lately that I must do that. I've been too nice, too long. He needs to move out of my life completely, so that I can move on completely too.

My other big conversation was one with my boss. I've decided to leave my current job and move to another broker. I was offered this position a couple of weeks ago (this would be the big decision I had been thinking about a few weeks ago) at Greater Home Land Mortgage. They are from Dallas and have been there 9 years. They came to Lubbock two years ago to work with Classic Century Homes, which is a pretty big builder here in Lubbock. Well the loan officer that has been there has since then really diversified himself and is working with a whole lot of people here. How I came to know him is kind of funny, but now we've become pretty good friends. I'm really excited about this. Everyone who now knows about this and knows him, is really excited too. I won't be processing anymore. That was the scary part to me. I will be originating full time. I will still have my flexible schedule and be able to be home as well, but my business will come from contacts, referrals, builders, realtors...and all those kinds of things. So...think of me if you want to get a home loan. The way I see it, if I can beat the rate and terms you are being offered with your current lender, then why wouldn't you use me??? And, it doesn't have to be in Lubbock. I can lend anywhere in Texas. I'm really excited. I like the vision Greater Home Land has, and long term I think this is going to be great for me. I will probably start next week sometime. My office will still be in the same building, and I'm really excited about that too. I really like where I'm at.

So it was just a big day! I am at peace with so much of everything. I'm walking in that straight line keeping my focus where it should be and having faith about it all. Like I said, I still don't know the "how", but that's alright...God does!!!


Blogger Chrissy Cross said...

Wow!! You have got some guts!! Way to go. I hate conversations like that!! I am proud of you.princess11

10:22 PM  
Blogger Cheri said...

Yea for you!!! You are an awesome women. You are following God at all times, even though you sometimes don't know where He's leading. You are truly an inspiration to me!

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you have been waiting to make this change and waiting is awful. I'm glad you have your answer!


9:04 AM  
Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

I'm so happy for the peace you are walking in and the decisions you are being able to come to and know are right for you!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Sounds like relief coming from lots of directions. I am excited for you. Hope to see you again real soon! L

3:08 PM  
Blogger Jenni at talking hairdryer said...

Good for you! I'm thankful you have so much peace about what you've had to do. I know these experieces will be so valuable down the road when you can say, see it was alright then, it'll be OK now.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Good for you, standing up to the ex. Easier said than done I'm sure. But good for you Larissa. And I'm glad you are making a move with your job! It sounds like you are going to like it! Good luck!

8:31 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Does that mean you and Suz won't be in the same building any more?

8:32 AM  
Blogger Jenn Jenn said...

I am sooo proud of you. I love it ! Those britches finally do fit don't they? LOL.. I have been and will continue to pray for you. :) And those sweet adorable children.

Those big "grown up" conversations are sometimes hard to handle, but with the Holy Spirit working on your behalf, everything turns out for the glory of the Lord.. :)

Luv u girlie !!


12:00 PM  
Blogger ♥Tisha♥ said...

Congrats, Larissa! You definitely need a little update - er thing so that i get a nice little e-mail when you post a new blog. ;) What a great opportunity! Here's to the both of us with our new jobs!

7:57 PM  

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