I have some exciting news!
My hubby has a new job!
If you have been following my blog since last year, you know that my husband left his banking job of 15 years to go into business for himself.
He started CB3 Insulation and Remodel, and became self-employed.
It was a wonderful, yet not-so-wonderful year.
The best part of the year was watching God provide for us month after month. Being self employed was quite a challenge, and we were truly relying on God for our “daily bread.”
And HE was always faithful.
The first part of the year was super busy, and we were all getting used to Cy’s new schedule. Basically, he had no schedule. He pretty much worked 24/7. He was putting in 70-80 hour weeks sometimes, which we new would happens when you try to get a business up on it’s feet.
The summer was difficult, and July was our hardest month. That was the month we started talking about me going back to work again, and I took a job for a week.
We got on our knees, literally, and prayed for God to guide us and show us what to do. Again, HE was faithful.
Cy’s job began picking up again, and he became so busy that he was having to turn down jobs. We thought that his business would be about 75% insulation jobs and 25% remodeling jobs, but it ended up being about 85% remodeling jobs and 15% insulation jobs. We never advertised his remodeling business, but through his reputation, he was getting referrals left and right.
He was making good money and staying busy. Who could ask for more, right?
Well, along with all of his work came a lot of stress.
In our almost 17 years of marriage, I have never seen my husband so stressed and so worn out in my life. He was physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted from the demands of keeping his business going.
Like I said, we knew the first year of starting a business would be the hardest. We knew that. But at some point, we looked at each other and both said, “Is this worth it?”
Our time together as a family had suffered over the past year. I spent over half the year feeling like a single mom. (I have the highest respect for single moms!!!)
The boys started feeling the “absence” of their dad as well. Cy was missing out on so many “little” moments with the boys to keep his business going.
This didn’t make Cy happy, me happy, or our boys happy.
Cy didn’t want to miss those moments with his boys, but he had this new business, and he was trying his best to make it work.
There is one thing that I know for sure…Cy loves me and he loves our boys! I have seen this man fight through blood, sweat, and tears to provide for his family this past year. He is the hardest working man I have ever known!
A couple of months ago, a potential job presented itself to Cy. He was not looking for a new job, but he was pursued by a community bank that was getting ready to build a new branch in our county. Cy was an excellent banker with an excellent reputation in our community, so I am not surprised they wanted him to run their new bank.
We prayed, and we both agreed that God was providing a way for Cy to easily move out of his self-employment and back into banking.
Cy loved banking, he just had gotten tired of the national bank that he was working at. He is going to love working at a community bank so much more.
A year ago, this banking job was not even available, so we both feel that God led him to start his own business for a year until it was.
His new branch will be finished being built in July, but until then, he is working in Somerset, Kentucky where this community bank is originally from.
He started his new job yesterday.
But even over the last month, since we knew he would be taking this job, he has been so much less stressed.
I know that this is going to be such a better thing for our family right now. If Cy does go into business for himself again someday, it will probably be when our boys are older and out of the house.
Time with our loved ones is so precious. I know this is a decision we will never regret.
Cy and I are both so thankful to God for all His many blessings, and how He has continually watched over us this past year.
To God be the Glory!