Sunday, April 19, 2009

A New Twist in Life

As you may know from reading our blog, Soren has had quite the past nine months of work at Moss Adams here in Seattle. He had a really rough first few months of figuring out how to do his work and then busy season was definitely busy. To make things even more stressfull Moss Adams has not been untouched by the economy. They have been laying off several people a week since January and we knew we were in the pool they were choosing from.

Sooooo on Friday Soren had a performance review....and was let go. Yep we lost our job.

Its okay though. We actually feel really good about it. We knew this was a possibility and have been praying about it for the last few weeks. We are open to anything and realize that if we were meant to be at this job right now, we still would be. Soren has found out that he does not enjoy working for a CPA firm and probably will not be applying to any more of them. They let him go because they needed to cut back and didn't think the job was something he really enjoyed. And they were right. He worked really hard for them and shouldn't have been let go for any other reason. We aren't sure what he will be doing or where he'll work next. We aren't sure if we'll stay in Seattle or be moving somewhere else.

Financially we'll be okay for a few months and we did get some severance pay. It is weird to think that the job we moved up here for is no longer a reason to stay, but maybe there is another reason. We'll find out.

In the meantime I am SOOOOOO happy to have him home!!!! We spent half the day Friday and most of the day Saturday together and it was great. He is so much happier now too. I think it will be great for him to have a little time before the baby gets here to do some of the things he wants to do and hang out with me. Plus it will be fun to have him around when the baby is born and all of that. We are doing well and feel really blessed and calm. Just wanted to update everyone, but don't feel too bad for us. This will move us on to bigger and better things!


Bamamoma said...

It sounds like you guys have a great view of things. A happy husband is so much better than a rich one. Soren is so competent and likable, I'm sure he'll find something that fits him better. How good to find out early on in his career that a CPA firm is NOT what he likes.

Have you thought of a move to Alabama? I have a friend in finance at a corporation here...

Griff-Fam said...

Well, that stinks! But at least he'll have more time to rub your feet! Put them up and stay off them! You poor thing! I know everything will work out for you guys, you have such a good attitude! Good luck!

Seidi said...

You guys are so great and always have such a good view of everything. Things happen for a reason. Not to put any pressure on you, but are you moving back!!!!!???? Please!!! Love you guys. Let me know if we can do anything.

Paul~Melissa said...

Kilee, you are going to really love having Soren around when the baby comes- especially while making the transition back home from the hospital.... Hope to see you guys soon!