This time last year, my husband was trying his best to recover from the unexpected layoff that shocked us all  earlier in the year.
He did yard work, roofing work, and cleaned out abandoned rental properties. Anything to get the bills paid. That's when, out of the blue, an old friend, who we hadn't seen in 20 years contacted me on Facebook to see if Mark might be interested in working in the oilfield.
I told our old friend that he would try anything, but that he had no experience with that kind of work. Well, he was hired on a temporary basis to do hourly work in far away places. He slept in his truck and was gone from home a lot.
He worked very hard and learned the ropes until he was given a permanent position, and then a promotion! He is now a field operations manager for Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana!
He has come a long way and God has blessed every step!
That's why we were thrilled to attend his company Christmas party in Denver over the weekend.
I was able to buy a new dress, which y'all helped me pick out , and I got to thank our old friend in person for taking a chance on Mark and helping us get back on our feet.
We are so thankful for all of the blessings that allowed us to attend a party we never imagined last year would be in our future!
*A BIG thank you to Kelly, Ginger, Melissa, and Jennifer for taking care of our kids while we were gone!