Congratulations Babe!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 25 Comments A+ a-

My husband has been studying and preparing for a string of arduous tests and interviews for about a year now. When his supervisor announced his retirement over a year ago, Jon diligently began taking the steps needed to express interest in the job. I have never seen a guy study and work as hard as Jon has. He passed the written test with flying colors and he made it through the oral test and initial interview with equal success.

And then last week, the week of his supervisor’s last day, Jon was told that he made the short list to be given a final interview for that position. Over the weekend we searched high and low for a suit, we practiced his interviewing skills, Jon studied up on procedures and corresponding policies; in short, Jon was focused. He went into that interview and made as good of an impression as he could. He must have done something right because he just received word that he got the promotion!



Jon, I am so proud of you! I am in awe of watching you achieve a goal that you’ve had for so long. You, my love, are an inspiration. Thank you for working so hard for us and for our family. We are so very proud of you. Well done, babe, well done!


I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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HappyMama
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4:49 PM delete

Congratulations, Jon! We are so happy for you.

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Liz
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4:51 PM delete

That is so wonderful! Congratulations!

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pedro
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5:00 PM delete

Seeet!!! Does that mean you have less time off during the winters to Ice Fish ;)

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Sarah
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5:20 PM delete

Congratulations Jon! See Jenn, God is good, and where you're losing income, Jon is gaining it, praise the Lord!
Love, Sarha

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8:09 PM delete

Congrats! I can't believe the time has finally come! I am so proud of you guys for holding out for your dreams! We love you!

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Jenn
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9:40 PM delete

Congratulations Jon! It's so good to be focused and get what you want!

Jenn

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Andrea
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9:56 PM delete

YEAH!!! Colleen had told me about the final interview, and we were waiting to hear back from someone about it. In fact, I was SO close to calling Jon today to ask him about it-- give him a big hug & congrats for me, ok?! I would love to come stay with y'all soon, but who knows when because it looks like I may be working a steady retail job here soon, so call me, girl!

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Lange Mom :o)
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3:35 AM delete

Congratulations Jon!!! WHat a great Christmas gift. You earned it. This blog put a smile on my face!!!

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6:58 AM delete

WOW!!! Congratulations! To all of you! And pass our congrats on to Jon - that is just spectacular! Isn't it awesome to know all his hard work has paid off??

Bless the Lord!

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Mom
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7:18 AM delete

CONGRATULATIONS!!! =) We are SOO proud of Jon and his HARD work!!!!! =) I really believe that God is blessing you two as you have made decisions to be home more with the kids! I really do! Remember our prayer over Jon on Sunday??! That God would find favor over Jon and with the interviewers??!! =) God is so good and we are SOOO happy for you two!!! =)
We love you, Mom and Dad

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sean
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8:18 AM delete

that's great! congratulations to the whole family. i know you all deserve it!

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jim j
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9:44 AM delete

jenn and jon, what great news! congratulations! when the email came with the title "exciting news" I thought maybe you were expecting again! anyway, way to persevere jon, you deserve it.

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9:51 AM delete

Congratulations!!!!! What wonderful news!!!

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Paula
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10:22 AM delete

congrats to you and your hubby. God is so good.

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Dana Marie
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10:29 AM delete

WAHOO! please pass my congratulations on to Jon, what a champ!

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Christina
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11:09 AM delete

Awesome news Jenn!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!

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Deidre
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12:31 PM delete

Wow, congratulations! His diligence paid off. God is good.

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Melody
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11:06 PM delete

Wow....that's absolutely wonderful. Congratulations to Jon and for his wonderful support team.

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dareth
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7:07 AM delete

I am so excited for your family.

As always, the Lord showed up just in time :)

Hugs to all of you.

Congratulations, Jon!! So proud of you.

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8:56 AM delete

What exciting news. Congrats to your whole family. Hope your Holiday Season is Bright with Joy.




Jillian

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Jennisa
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9:59 PM delete

congrats to him! What great news for your family!

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Wendy
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3:56 PM delete

Congratulations, that is very exciting!

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Elise
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7:58 AM delete

How wonderful! What a guy - and he must feel so blessed to have you by his side - I'm sure he attributes some of his success to your support! Are you going to celebrate? ;)

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Amy
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2:09 PM delete

Aaaaahhhh!!!! Huge congrats, hugs to you!

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5:28 PM delete

Please pass my congratulations onto Jon, this is wonderful news!!

Jen in Jakarta

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