Friday, February 1, 2008

News from Virginia

Well all, I didn't get the job. Kinda funny that I'm not too upset, but I'll come back to that. We had our formal interviews yesterday which was each of us pitted against a 'round table' of 8 (I think it was) people asking us questions for a half hour or so. We did water polo for PT this morning (gotta love fridays in the military) and then we were told to shower and change and to muster later where they would let us know. Went in with the Master Chief (E-9) and he let me know that out of the 3 of us that screened, that I was the number 2 choice. So, if anything happens where the number 1 guy can't take it, they want me to step up to the job. Said that he would give my detailer a call and try and make sure that I don't get some lousy orders somewhere and would let them know that I am an alternate until the number 1 guy is fully signed off on by the CSO... A side note here, out of all the guys that said they wanted to do the job (not sure of the total number), only the three of us were brought here to do a complete screening. Thought that was kinda cool, and then to be the number 2 at least was even better. Asked what I could do differently next time and he told me nothing, that I was doing everything right, they just chose the other guy instead this time.Well, back to the other part....I really want to take the time to thank EVERYONE that said a prayer or anything of the like for me. I know I should not be too suprised, but I am at peace over this. There is still a very slim chance that I could still end up with the job, but even knowing that I probably won't, I'm at peace. I know that whatever God has in store for myself and my family is going to be great, mabye not the easiest job to handle (such is the military at times), but will be the best option for us. Kinda funny the way things work out some times... I can tell you that even up to the point that I was waiting outside in the hall (peeway for you navy/marine types), I was praying that God would give me the words to say, the correct answers for what I wanted to convey and so on. So, I am going to request that everyone continue to pray for now because my family and I have 5 months to be under orders and to prepare our house to sell in a market where it is impossible to sell in. I will stand firm in faith that God has things worked out even now and that things will fall in to place in His time, and nothing is impossible for Him! I can tell you that I will probably have bouts of flipping out between now and the time we get settled in to where we are headed, but I am confident that wherever that is, it will be the right place.Thanks again everyone,Phil


Mom and Dad V said...

Phil, we are so proud of you! You did an awesome job for what you were up against. Of course we will continue to keep your family in our prayers. God knows where you are meant to be, for what ever reason, He has planned.

B&D Neuman said...

We are one of the families that have been praying for you - - I am sorry that you did not get this position - but I do trust and know that God has us just where he wants us at all times.. We love you guys -just from hearing about all of you from your mom and dad -and we are totally with you in spirit always! - Love to the 4 of you - - - Dani & Ben