Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Saying Goodbye

10 years ago, this August, Jason started working for the LDS Church. He has been a Business Analyst for the Family History Department and has been a major part of getting Family History images available for all the world, online.

Last month we found out that Jason's job was being dissolved because he finished what he was hired to do and his work load has diminished so much that the department cannot justify keeping his position. His boss was very sad about letting Jason go, because Jason has been an ideal employee, but the economy has made it difficult for his department to do otherwise.

It was bittersweet when Jason got the news, but we both felt very peaceful. We have known for a few years that Jason was supposed to be doing something different, but we keep not making the move because it is so safe working for the Church. We have six kids and it is daunting thinking of leaving security - we feel blessed that Heavenly Father helped us out with this decision. It should be scary that Jason is now out of work, but surprisingly it's not.

Jason wants to get his Doctorate and is looking into every Doctorate known to man. Most programs don't start until 2012, so he is trying to find a job between now and then. He has his MBA and is awesome, but it is hard to get a job in this economy. We have a nice home with a not so nice mortgage, but we are fine and are perfectly willing to leave all that we have so that we can do what we are supposed to be doing. It's going to be a wild ride, but I am ready and we are both excited!

Jason's department threw him a going away party and I showed up with all of the kids to surprise Jason - it was great. When the party was over, Jason came with us and we took the kids around Temple Square and to the Church Museum.

Life is Beautiful and everything is going to be okay!!


Jill said...

We've been in your shoes, and I can honestly say that unemployment is for the birds. I'm glad to see you have a good attitude, and I hope this period of uncertainty will be short. In 10 years, you will look back on this time as the springboard into the new phase of your lives.

All my best to Jason!

marcella said...

You are both amazing and I know that you will both find what you are looking for and it will be for the best in the end. You are an incredible person and everyone loves your positive/glass half full perspective on life. Love to you and the family!

Mandy said...

I wish you the best Mindi! You have the right attitude for sure and I know things are going to work out as they should!

crush said...

Wow. That is crazy! Your positiveness and faith are inspiring. Thank you for your wonderful example.

Michelle said...

Best of luck on your new adventures soon to come!

Tony and Whitney said...

Good luck! You will be in my prayers!

Forsyth Family said...

Your attitude amazes me! I know Heavenly Father will bless you and your family--you guys are awesome!