I gave my notice at work. My last day will be July 19 (probably – maybe a bit longer if we’re in good shape at that time). They were very grateful that I let them know several weeks in advance, since a goodly part of my job is working through a full Web redesign to be launched mid-July.
For the first time since at least high school, I will be leaving a job without other employment lined up.
In other news:
I can understand how people made aliyah without Nefesh B Nefesh. No insult, just that most of the help seems to come at the beginning and the end, with little in the middle.
And I can attempt to grasp how folks made aliyah without the Internet. Though I wouldn’t want to do it myself.
But I cannot begin to imagine how one would go about making aliyah without Rachel Inbar.
Try and wrap your brain around this for a second: Rachel has been not only calling – but physically visiting – apartments in Modi’in that might work for us. Several of them. And she even took pictures for us.
Having only ever lived in America, I cannot feasibly imagine such kindness. I don’t think prospective employers would have ever considered doing this for me when I was moving across the country. I have good friends here who would not do this for me.
I was lucky enough to meet Rachel’s acquaintance through the amazing Fertility Stories site she runs. I honestly don’t know what we would do without her.
So Rachel — there’s a limit to how much I can try and give back while we’re still on this side of the pond, but please know that you have our most heartfelt thanks for all your help.
From a recent discussion with the hubby:
Me: I guess this is infertility’s silver lining. A friend like this almost makes it all worth it.
Him: (reading Rachel’s bio page) Whoa. She has five kids. You’re going wherever she went. 🙂
Todah rabbah! We’ll see you soon!