Its tuesday y'all, so you know its time for another round of the Blessing Box over at Natalie's! Go over now if you haven't already, and link up!
Well, if you saw the beginning of my post yesterday, you might know what I'm going to talk about in today's post!! As some of you probably know from reading my blog, my hubby Damon had to take an EMT-M class for his work several weeks ago. It lasted a total of 2 weeks and was totally grueling for him, since he's the type that would rather be working with his hands than sitting behind a desk. After a long 2 weeks and lots of cramming, he took his test. Thats been about 3 weeks ago or so, and the bad thing? He wouldn't know if he passed for close to a month! We were so suprised that this is how long they make people wait to know their final test results, if they passed the class or not.
Fast forward to this past Friday when we went to the post office. Opened the box and I saw a letter and I knew immediately it contained the information we'd been waiting for! Thankfully, Damon was out in the truck waiting (it was his last day of work for the week so he wasn't in bed asleep just yet like he normally would have been), so I gave him the letter and told him to hurry and open it! It contained a card saying he was certified EMT-M!!! We were ecstatic!! I kissed him and told him how proud I was of him and knew that he could do it! I think he was in shock because he had been doubting himself for so many weeks leading up to that moment. Its a true blessing for us because this is an important certification we can add to his resume now..plus it also means a pay raise!! And it couldn't have came at a better time let me tell you!
For anyone wondering, Damon works in the coal mines..and being EMT-M certified means that he is a miner (hence the additional 'm') that can perform EMT procedures at the workplace. Thats the difference from being a regular EMT that works on an ambulance and an EMT-M! We are so totally thankful that he not only passed..but that he also had the opportunity to take this exam to begin with. Its one I've wanted him to take since he entered the coal mining field when we dated 10+ years ago..but he's never had the opportunity until now. I know God saw that this is something he needed..and that we as a family needed as well..and made things happen at the right time. I'm so grateful and thankful for that! My only regret is that I didnt have a camera to capture the special moment when he opened that letter!!