“Ask and you shall receive.”
M was not born a Christian and only started going to church and praying when we were dating 8 years ago. Mostly just praying as I am not that much of a church-goer myself but I believe that there is someone way beyond our comprehension who watches over us and guides us.
For the first time last week, I saw my husband knelt and prayed, really hard. All his life he has been provided when we were still in his home country. There was no necessity to “ask” something from above. He graduated and got a job at first try. All the things he had, he felt just came naturally.
He is facing unbelievable stumbling blocks in his Dubai job search. First, there is the language barrier. English is not his native tongue, he knows the language but that part is hidden inside him, lying dormant (as there is no need to use that in Japan). Next, employers would prefer to hire people from India to perform the same job he can do because of wage matters. Employers do not want to spend more when they can spend less, of course. Japanese people had been stereotyped to be “expensive”.
But one company gave him the chance. M is very happy and so am I! He finally got a job! Plus, he will be provided with company car after three months. I am just elated. Yes, we have to brave the hot months commuting to work but hey, all these experiences are important so that we can appreciate life more when it eases. And he has to take the bus going to work and coming home so that we can share terrible bus episodes everyday!
“Sometimes things have to go wrong, so that you will know the difference when things go right.”
Thanks for the goodluck thoughts everyone!!