Well I didn’t see this one coming! Yesterday my husband was laid off. No warning, effective immediately.

I must say losing a job is like a death. You go through the five stages of grief (denial, anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance). How do I know this? Well, we have been here before. twice for that matter. And to be quite honest it sucks. Yesterday was my denial stage. I was in complete shock. I had to be the “strong” one and supportive wife and mother. I put on the brave face and told the kids what happened. And waited by the door with open arms when my husband came home.

Last night the anger hit. I’m angry at the company. I’m even angry with my husband. But the anger is turning to depression and there is nothing I can do. I feel completely helpless. Every time my husband has changed jobs it has meant a major move across county. Last night my sweet daughter climbed up into my lap and cried because she did not want to move. And once again I smiled and told her it would be okay.

Now what… We wait for God to show us the next step. Having faith that God is in control of everything makes this whole process more bearable.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11


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