Friday, September 14, 2012

Update on Nathan

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I've posted on facebook quite a bit lately, but haven't given any updates here for my blog readers.  Many of you have been praying for Nathan for so long and I want to keep you posted on how the Lord is working here.   He's been trying to find a job all summer long with the help of the agency who works with individuals with disabilities.
It's been a discouraging summer as he has no real work experience, jobs are hard to come by anyway, and his disabilities limit a lot of what he can do.  It got even more discouraging since Stephen started college and I began homeschooling Emily because he has absolutely nothing to do during the day.  I'm a firm believer in the mindset that it's so much better to be productive than aimless!
He received a call the other day from the agency, letting him know that the local grocery store that is 10 minutes from our house (another praise) hired him.  He would be going through orientation today.   I always forget that any sort of new situation is hard for him, so even though he's been wanting a job this is a scary step for him.
However, Nathan got back from his training a little while ago and is so pleased with the job. He told me in the car, "I'm happy!" which is huge coming from him. lol

He was especially excited to find out he will be making $1-$1.50 more per hour than he thought. He's working 18 hours this coming week which is a great start for him. He also thought he was doing maintenance, but it turns out he will be handling stocking shelves and things like that which is up his alley. He can be social as he needs to be with the customers without being thrust into an extremely overwhelming social situation which is a nightmare for him.

Thank you so, so much for your support & prayers!