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When One Door Closes...

Thursday, August 02, 2012

...another one opens!

These past couple days have been really trying. Yesterday my DH lost his job. A job he really enjoyed for the past 6 years.

We have been scrambling to plan for the short-term with what meager savings and the minimal income I make at my p/t administrative job. We're re-doing our family budget and I'm investigating our health insurance options. It if weren't for our deep faith, I can't even imagine were we would be right now.

So, once again I'm taking on the role of "rock" in the family, holding things together. You see, this is the 3rd time in 10 short years my DH has been on the receiving end of such a life-changing event. Companies close or relocate leaving behind capable workers with little or no compassion. It's a blow to ones ego, especially as chief bread winner in our family. I see him aching for answers where there are none. But we have faith and pray for better things to come.

We cannot wait for things to fall into our laps. We must persevere! Work to find that next open door! Yes, through the years I've learned I am quite capable and can carry the weight if I must!
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  • SUNSET09
    Your faith and God's mercy will see you through as sometimes, He must move obstacles that are in our way to see great things, good things, signs, wonders and the miracles that are ours through favor. Know that He is working it out for your good. You both will be wooed and understand it by and by! I know, because it happened to me. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2418 days ago
    Your are so right about the doors opening, but sometimes windows opens too. You can do it! I will keep you in my prayers!
    2420 days ago
    Your family is in my prayers and your attitude is awesome!


    2420 days ago
    You have a wonderful outlook on this and am thankful you have your faith to guide you!

    Health insurance option: Check into We have used them for about 5 years now and have had no problems. Can definitely find cheaper rates and the trick is checking every 2 years for a different plan/price as the longer you stay with one the higher your payment grows.

    Praying for you!
    2421 days ago
    I'll be praying for you and your family. We've been in that situation before and I know how worrysome it is.
    2421 days ago
    Sending positive vibes your way that something will turn up. My DH was layed off 3 summers in a row, and even though they always called him back in the fall when they got busy, it was still tough for him to be off work when he is supposed to be the "man" and make the money! He hated that job anyway, so I convinced him to find a new one instead of just sitting waiting around for them to need him. He now has a job he loves! emoticon
    2421 days ago
    So sorry to hear. You can both make it through. Sounds like youve come through similiar experiences before. You are lucky to have each other and your faith.
    2421 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    emoticon for both of you.
    2421 days ago
  • BLACK741
    So sorry to hear, it is TOUGH, thank God for your deep faith! Good luck in finding another job, hope it come fast!
    2422 days ago
    I hope he finds a good job real soon. He has a wonderful wife!!!! emoticon
    2422 days ago
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