I'm thinking maybe Joel and I should use the school's idea, and start posting that message in prominent places:
On our email signature lines:
Dr. Joel "no news yet" Neves
"I'll keep you informed"
On our answering machine:
"Hello. You've reached the Neves household. Sorry to inform you, we have no news. Check back later and we'll be sure to keep you posted."
On our rear windshield:
"Yes, we're still driving this tiny car. We'll let you know as soon as we have news that will allow us to buy a bigger one."
On our front door:
"Welcome to our home! Before entering, please be aware: WE HAVE NO NEWS. We promise to keep you informed."
It might be a little overboard, but I'm thinking it's completely necessary that we get a few "no news yet" T-shirts. Maybe even a hat for Joel.
So....no, in case you have NO idea what I'm talking about, Joel has not found a job yet. Last night I kind of hit a wall about it. (Okay. So I had something of an emotional breakdown.) I've been feeling really calm and have had a lot of faith that something will happen for us. But every day that it doesn't happen I get more and more discouraged. And I freak out a little bit. Mostly because I'm having a baby in a matter of weeks and I am really needing to know what the future holds for us. Also because I look at my sweet daughters and want what's best for them. I want them to have stability in their lives. And finally, I want Joel to be happy. I want him to have a job that he loves after all the hard work he put into graduate school. I'm having a hard time watching other people's lives just come together perfectly. I know that it isn't really fair to say, because I don't know what kind of trials it took for them to be where they are. It's just becoming harder and harder for me to swallow, that's all.
So, for now, we have faith, but no news yet. We will keep you informed.