Okay, I only have a few more 'lemons to squeeze' and then I am moving on...
because life is too short...
and God is in control!
So, to put things somewhat in perspective, Steve's former boss was a friend. We have known her and her husband for over 15 years. We worshiped with them for many years. They are the couple that checked on our house while we were in England. We thought she was a good Christian friend. Of course, when Steve was offered the job I had my reservations about him working for her, but we needed an income....
I am not saying that because we were friends there should have been leeway given. Job performance should be honestly and truthfully accessed, friend or not. We, as employees, should do our best and give our all. Employers should be truthful and fair with their workers. Sadly, this was not the case with his boss.
Only she knows why she has acted the way she has. Only she knows why she has said the untruths she has.
But, I find it interesting that the attack on job performance began after Steve confronted her, as a friend, not on company time, about the sins he had seen her partaking in at work. She told him she had wondered when he was going to bring it up to her and that was who she was and she was not going to change.
I can not say that his confronting her was the beginning of the end, but it is slightly coincidental don't ya' think?
And lastly, SHE ESCORTED HIM TO HIS OFFICE AND OUT THE DOOR!
She has known this man for over 15 years. She knows there is not a more honest, good-hearted person out there, and she escorted him like a common criminal.
I am done. It is time to move on. What's done is done! We can only move forward. We were given lemons and we are making lemonade.
We have good Christian friends that are there for us. And God has a plan. We just have to put our faith in Him and know that His will for us will be done.
and yes, as sure as I may be sounding in the above sentences, I am still worried. I am still making myself sick thinking about what is to come, but I am trying to give it to God! Really, I am!!