Help Me Bring My Husband To Abbotsford!

Help Me Bring My Husband To Abbotsford!

by Savoera
(Abbotsford, BC)

Bring Me My Hubby

Bring Me My Hubby

Here is my ongoing story:

It's been 4 years since my daughters and I took the step to move to Abbotsford from Saskatoon. If you'd like to know the details about what brought us here, please read this page: Living in Abbotsford

In short: We came here, because my older daughter was about to start university, and the younger one was going to start high school. The University of Saskatchewan didn't offer a Fine Arts program at that time, so I grabbed the chance to help my daughter find a university in British Columbia in order to move away from Saskatoon along with them and finally live by the mountains in the city of my dreams! I thought it would be easy to find a job and that my husband would be able to join us soon.

Not so... Four years and a lot of heartache later we're still living apart from him and he's living all alone in Saskatoon, working his butt off to provide for us. In the meantime, when I discovered it wasn't that easy to find a job here, I took up classes and a Bookkeeping course in my first two years here. However, it didn't help me land a job due to lack of experience. I eventually gave up looking for a bookkeeping or admin job and went back to applying for anything else. So far no luck. We've been applying for jobs for my husband as well, to no avail as yet. (I'm honestly starting to think someone must have cursed us, lol!)

Meanwhile we've somehow managed to keep our marriage going, although it's been very hard. To still keep each other company while being apart, we try doing certain things together: We record Hawaii Five O every week and watch it together by keeping the phone on speaker and pressing play on the recorded program simultaneously; we watch movies together on the weekends in the same way, as well as some hockey games and whatever else interests both of us; we often keep our phones on at night just to have a sense of being together while being asleep (it's comforting to me to hear him snore... go figure...).

We do visit him every summer and winter break (if we can afford it), and he visits us every 2 to 4 months for a short week if our budget allows it. Although quite tough, the first two years still kept us going strong; not so much ever since. The relationship has been suffering for the past couple of years and getting worse. If he can't come here soon, I will have to bid my dream goodbye and return to Saskatoon before my marriage deteriorates even further. :(

I am in the process of writing a memoir about our story, but I want my story to have a happy ending... If it's in the power of my readers to somehow give me my happy ending, please help me bring my husband to Abbotsford! There is a job opportunity currently at the City of Abbotsford that matches my husband's skills and experience! It's for the position of Recreation Maintenance Coordinator and the job posting closes on June 3, 2015. My husband's experience in the Facility Operations and Maintenance field spans over 20 years! If it's in your power to help him get this job, please, please, let me know by contacting me through this website or sending me a comment on this post. You can safely include your contact information; I won't share it. (Also, if someone wants to offer me a job as well, please do! I would love an admin position, but am open for anything else with reasonable pay.)

Thank you so much for reading, and I remain hopeful that someone can help us out. Let's get him over here! :)

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Apr 24, 2017
Update
by: Savoera

See a follow-up on this here: 5 1/2 years later...

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