Thursday, December 20, 2007

One Christmas Miracle, Signed, Sealed and Delivered!

My Christmas miracle came to me today at 12:15pm in the Kohl's parking lot. I had just dropped off my good friend Susan after a very productive shopping morning. I finished my Christmas shopping and was pulling into a parking space with the intent of going to the dollar store to buy some more wrapping paper and gift bags when my cell rang. I knew instantly that this was the call I was waiting for the past 2 weeks.

In my zeal to park and take my call, I couldn't find my phone in my bag. So I missed the call, but saw the caller ID and called it back.

My Christmas miracle is that I got my job offer and I am NJ State Director of an organization that promotes philanthropy in children through school curriculum, teacher and special events (better learn to spell that word perfectly rather than wait for spell check! :) Isn't that an incredible mission? I can't believe that I get to have a hand in helping prepare our next generations serve the greater good. I am one lucky woman tonight!

I start my new job on 1/2/08. When I got home my offer letter was sitting in the mailbox.

I am so thankful and humbled to have such wonderful friends and colleagues who took the time 2 days before the Christmas break to speak to my new boss and give me some truly glowing references. I will never forget that and will strive to meet those words of praise.

I want to thank everyone who thought about me during this time, maybe said a prayer or a good word. I truly think it helped. I've been a wreck about this since the interview so I am now going to settle in for a perfectly wonderful Christmas with my amazing family!

tiny little bonus...the dollar store had Dora the Explorer Christmas paper! SCORE!


chicagomama said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful holiday gift! Good luck with the new job. :)

Our new baby Ashley Rose said...

congrats! what a great christmas miracle. ashley's gifts are all wrapped with dora. i got it in sept! have a great holiday!

Cindy said...

Yay JoAnn!!! Congratulations! I was hoping that was the one you received. Whoo hoo!!

Mike, Hayley & Piper said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Such good news! This is wonderful!!


Special K said...

I'm sure that's a huge weight off your shoulders. Good luck!

mamagigi said...

Oh, JoAnn, I was hoping when I tuned in here today t hat I wouldsee such WONDERFUL news!!!!

Congratulations! I'm so pleased for you! Woo-hoo!!!

Jenny said...

SWEET!!! I was literally checking every day, thinking about you getting a job. And I am soo happy you got it! It will be awesome and you will get your groove back and be much more settled and happy!!!

Congrats! Perfect present for the holidays!

Vicky said...

How exciting !! So glad you got the job of your dreams (it sure sounds like it).. Have a GREAT Christmas !


The Blessing that is LIA said...

I am out of town and just checking in on my blogs.....I am soooo thrilled for you!! Wow! An amazing job, and u trulu deserve this!!! Wendi merry xmas!

Mom said...

I always believed our angels are up there looking after you, and didn't they come through!! What a truly joyous Christmas this is. Everything looks great and I had a most wonderful time with my loved ones last night! Thank you, my dears!!:)