Monday, July 2, 2012

The Power of Rosary

In times like today, it's a must that both man and wife have jobs unless one of them is making enough to sustain the needs and expenses for the whole household.

4 years of unemployment is not a joke. As a recruiter it's a big turn-off if you see a resume that has 4 years of gap. That was the main challenge for my husband to land a job even as an entry level. Additional factor is his age since his already 35 years old. If you're in Manila, the age of a person plays a big role. Majority of the companies doesn't want to hire people who are in their mid-thirties. They prefer peeps in their early 20s as much as possible.

I was on the verge of losing hope...of giving up...I enrolled my husband to various short courses in the span of 4 years that he is out of the workforce. The last course he enrolled to was an English proficiency class as I'm convinced that his only hope to have a job is to work in a call center. But to my disappointment, he got rejected.
His and Her Rosaries
Then we decided to pray the rosary to seek for strength, hope and a miracle. The last time I held a rosary in my hands was during my high school. Studying in a catholic church (some of your are familiar with this scene), we are required to say the rosary every school days of October as this is considered of the month of the rosary. I'm not a perfect Catholic. I'm not like the others who can be seen inside the church most of the time. I don't participate in different church processions but I'm a believer that there is God. I believe in Jesus as Christ. I believe in Mother Mary and how pure she is. I believe that everything happens for a reason despite that my faith is being tested. 

It's only been a day or two when we are praying the rosary when hubby got a call for an interview. Just like the past interviews that he had, I always wish him good luck and give him some pep talk and pointers to boost his morale. I was itching to get home that day so I can get the accounts of what happened to his interview. He told me that it was okay. That he felt he has an edge compared to the previous applicants that got interviews as per the manager he spoke to. His advantage was he is well versed with Solidworks and he knows the concept of 3D views and drawings. Hubby told me that he felt that he didn't do well with the written exams as there are questions that are difficult to answer and he is not sure if his answers are correct.

He was told to wait for a call for an update/ feedback. That night, we prayed the rosary with our intention of Hubby getting the job. Past 2 days after his interview and 2 days of praying the rosary with the same intention, he got a call from the company who interviewed him. Hubby and I were expecting that he will be scheduled for another round of interview or a hands-on exercises since the candidates before him were asked to sit down in front of a desktop and opened Solidworks. Surprise of all surprises! He was given a job offer! I was stunned. I was at work back then and hubby was at home doing the laundry. My heart pounded and couldn't believe that our prayer was answered and it's not even a week of praying the rosary. Tears of joy and gratitude fell down my face and so is hubby (he texted me saying he was crying). Wow! I forgot how powerful prayer can be. God gave hubby a chance and we are ecstatic! Thank you Lord! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Mama Mary! We will forever be grateful and we will make sure not to waste this blessing. Amen.

"Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you." ~ Matthew 7:7

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