Rejoice with us, friends!


Rejoice with us, friends! My husband, Christopher, has been in SEC Financial Reporting for several years. He’s awesome at what he does, but the hours can be long. A month ago Christopher got a well deserved promotion to a position with many perks, but best of all – better hours and less over time. Oh friends, how we have hopedΒ for this!

However, even though he had the new position, his old team needed him to finish out the last big thing they were working on. So for this past month he has been juggling two jobs. There have been a lot of 12-16Β hour work days this month. He has been under so much pressure and stress at work and yet has still been a champ husband. I know we’ll look back on this month later and wonder how he kept his head above water. But the good news is that as of yesterday afternoon, he completed his last major task for his old position. Hallelujah, Amen!

And so we celebrate.

He has one last work trip to complete and he will need to train his replacement, but the light is shining bright at the end of this tunnel.

So rejoice with us, friends. Because of the promotion he so deserved. Because this month is almost over. Because as of this coming Saturday life will return not only to normal, but to even better than normal.

And that is worthΒ celebrating. πŸ™‚

Love Rach


70 responses to “Rejoice with us, friends!

  1. Congrats on the promotion, sounds like it was well deserved!!!! Hopefully his load will lighten up soon πŸ™‚

  2. YAY!!! That is seriously sooooo awesome and exciting, congrats Christopher! And best wifey award for celebrating your husband and loving on him extra this post πŸ™‚ I’m so excited for you guys to see where this new position takes him!

  3. That’s awesome! Here’s hoping you guys now get more time together!

  4. It’s always nice to get recognized for the work you do! Glad you will have more time together. Overtime = lame.

  5. SO awesome! I am so excited for the two of you. The hours with reporting are brutal – doing that AND another job at the same time would be so tough. Congrats to both of you on making it through.

  6. Yay for the promotion and hopefully more family time!

  7. Wow, praise God! This is such a blessing. :))

  8. Congratulations! So excited for y’all! πŸ™‚ Yay for more free time!

  9. Congrats to you and your family! Enjoy the extra time you get together πŸ™‚

  10. Oh such great news, especially the no overtime and better hours! Strange hours are the worst, and so is working all the time. It sounds like he has received a well deserved raise!

  11. So very happy for you and your husband! Enjoy the celebration and this wonderful new transition in both your lives!

  12. Oh yay!!! I am so happy for you guys! It’s amazing what a difference it can make in a relationship when a position is a little more flexible and less time consuming. Woohoo for more time together!!

  13. Aww, congrats you guys! That’s really cool. Excited for the better work/life balance that it sounds like the promotion will bring!

    • YES! Me too! I’m so looking forward to the better hours in this new position! His old job wasn’t terrible most of the year, but January & February are always super crazy for him. I’m so happy that he won’t have to deal with that stress anymore! πŸ™‚

  14. That’s wonderful! Hooray for the promotion!

  15. Yay! This is wonderful news! Congrats to you both! XO

  16. Congratulations! That is great news πŸ™‚

  17. Congrats to your husband. It just goes to show that hard work pays off.

  18. Congratulations!!!!! You guys are the cutest couple and I’m thrilled for you both! πŸ™‚

  19. woo hoo! congrats to him!! i;m raising my glass of tea to him! that is such wonderful news!

  20. yay, yay, YAY!!!
    congratulations, and that light is ALMOST HERE! ❀ ❀ ❀

  21. yay congrats to your husband! that is awesome.

  22. Yay!!! Congratulations to your sweet, smart, amazing husband! Party on, party people. Enjoy settling into this next chapter.

  23. Yahoo!! Congrats to Christopher on the promotion! And a huge congrats to both of you for making it through this transition!!!

  24. Congrats!!! That is wonderful news for you both!! It can be so stressful trying to finish things up and make it through the big months/weeks/quarters, so I know you are both relieved to see the end of the tunnel and with a promotion to boot!

  25. Awesome news! Congrats you two!!

  26. I am SO excited for you!!! That is SUCH great news! Hard work pays off, and I know that Christopher worked hard for this promotion. πŸ™‚

    • Yes, yes! We’ve been talking about all the fun things we’re going to do with all the extra time together! This weekend is going to be awesome! πŸ™‚

      • That’s so great!!! πŸ™‚ I remember when Nate first started his job as a CO, he worked 3-11pm with Wednesdays and Thursdays off. And I worked 8-5pm, Monday through Friday. We really didn’t see each other much, and it was SO hard. When he finally went to a day shift, we were both unbelievably happy. πŸ™‚ I will be thinking about you this weekend and all the fun things you and Christopher get to do together! (The great thing is that when you suddenly have time together, it’s the simple things that feel amazing… like drinking coffee together or just cuddling up and watching a movie). πŸ™‚

        • Oh my gracious, stories like these make me realize that while we’ve had it rough for the past month, it’s nothing compared to the schedules other people live with for years!

          And girl, let me tell you, we have both been dreaming up lists of things we’re going to do together this weekend and in the coming weeks! It’s just so exciting to have him back to a normal 8-5 schedule! πŸ™‚

  27. girl, I can relate to this all too well. stephen just finished accounting busy season (big 4) on friday (aka working until midnight every night) and we just got the news that he passed his CPA. things will definitely get better for us. I’m so happy for you two – what a difference this will make. cheers!!!
    xx, lauren

    • Oh my goodness, yes!! You totally get it! We had a friend live with us for a while and he had a tax season during that time and we literally only saw him on Sundays. Monday-Saturday he left the house first thing in the morning and didn’t come back until after we were in bed. It was crazy hours! I hope Stephen’s hours will be MUCH better now that he passed the CPA! By the way, huge congrats on that as well! The CPA is no joke!

  28. I am soooo stoked for you guys!!!! Congrats to you BOTH! πŸ™‚

  29. Yay! Promotions with more benefits and less hours are always worth celebrating!

  30. That is such good news, especially for a couple that really values their “couple time”! πŸ™‚ On Feb 24, 2016 11:05 AM, “” wrote:

    > Rach @ This Italian Family posted: ” Rejoice with us, friends! My husband, > Christopher has been in SEC Financial Reporting for several years. He’s > awesome at what he does, but the hours can be long. A month ago Christopher > got a well deserved promotion to a position with many perks, but bes” >

  31. thehipandthrifty

    YAY! I’m so happy for you guys. Congratulations!

  32. Yay!!!! So happy for you both!!!

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