Tuesday, October 25, 2011

When He Gets Laid Off From Work

On Sunday night, Robb woke me up talking in his sleep.  He was talking about work, which has happened before.  Insomnia ensued. Which has happened before.  What has never happened to us before, however, was that he went to work and found out his company is closing in two months. 

I'm not going to be all super pious Christian and say I'm not worried because God will take care of us.  I'm going to tell you that I'm really scared.  But that I know that God will take care of us. 

Over the years, in our ministries, this has happened to folks we know and love. Now it is our turn.  Into every life, rain does fall.  I'm ok with that.

I don't know exactly what I will be doing soon. I may have to go get a "real job."   But for now, I'm going to focus on making and selling what I can. It's the only thing I really know how to do well.  I've never had to work outside our home since the kids were born.  (I've worked my fanny off FROM home for quite some time now.)  I came home from the show feeling like I was going in the right direction...in a direction I could grow and be successful with.  I'm going to roll with that for now.

So we begin a new season. One with lots of questions. Lots of unknowns.  Lots of dark shadows.  It will be interesting to see what the God whom we have served all these years will do to carry us forward. I'm glad He already knows.


gerbmom said...

hugs and prayers for you!

Gingiber said...

Love you guys.

12-arrows said...

I so know that path! prayers for your family, that God will give you peace that passes all understanding. He is faithful, my friend, we just sometimes get caught up in the reality of our situations and forget that He is still leading, working and providing. It sounds easy, its certainly NOT! I struggle living this out every single day!

Jae said...

Oh girl . . . I feel for you. It is such a sickening feeling and yet, we know, that this too is part of His plan. I'll keep my eyes and ears open for new opportunities and will pray for you as I pray for 3 other friends who are in the same situation right now.

Sandy said...

Prayers and hope coming your way! I am always amazed by the paths down which He has led me!

Shan said...

I'm very sorry about your shocking news V, but I DO KNOW there are good things ahead for your sweet family! I totally agree with what the picture on your profile says about the hallways between doors though. That darkness is never fun! I'll pray for peace during this transition.

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