Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Not the Inspiration I Wanted

Husband got word today that he is being laid off as part of company wide downsizing. He works in the mortgage industry, so this has been a concern off and on for the last year, but we thought we had survived the worst of it. Needless to say we are reeling right now. Please pray for our family.

Already, though, we can see our blessings amidst all of this. If this had happened a year ago, we would have been in truly dire circumstances. Thanks to our decision to go through the FPU course, we are in a better place to handle this kind of change. We have money saved and are optimistic that Husband will have a job before it runs out. We have a full pantry and freezer, a roof over our heads, and healthy kids. Husband's friends are already rallying around him and working their contacts to get job leads. God will see us through this, and we'll come out stronger and closer to Him.

Prayers are appreciated, and I may be absent more than present for a little while.
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13 comments:

  1. Praying for you immediately and often! I'll add you to my Rosary intention list and ask good St. Joseph for his intercessions on behalf of your husband and family.
    I pray that he finds a good job soon!

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  2. Oh no!! You are in my thoughts!

    Nicole

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  3. Oh honey, I'm sorry to hear this. I will definitely keep you all in my prayers. I like your positive spin on things. That's certainly the best frame of mind to have.

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  4. I'm so sorry, Nicole! Praying for you!!!

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  5. Oh Nicole, I'll be praying that an even better job comes his way and soon!

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  6. I'm sorry Nicole. I know how hard this is. I'll be praying for you all. Hopefully he will find something soon. Lots of love to you all.

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  7. Oh, no. I'm so sorry to hear this. He will find something, I'm sure. And I'll be praying for you all.

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  8. I'm adding my prayers to all those listed here. May St. Joseph aid your husband in finding a good job to provide for the family.

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  9. As soon as I heard from dh, I said immediately, "God is going to take care of them." Continuing to pray for God's guidance and favor in your lives. This scripture came to mind yesterday as I thought of you, "I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread." Psalm 37:25

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  10. I'll be praying for your family at this time. God is so good and He will be with you as always. I'll be looking forward to hearing good news.

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  11. Oh I am so sorry to hear of this. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You have a positive atitude and that will get you through alonf with your faith, of course.

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  12. I'm very sorry to hear that... we will definitely be praying for your family.

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  13. Nicole,

    I have been away and just read this today. Please know that each and everyone of you are in our prayers.

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