If you follow my blog regularly you know this has been a long blog break for me. Busyness and schedule kept me away for a couple days and then we had a curve ball throw at us this week . . . Jason got laid off from our church after being here for 2 1/2 years for financial reasons. I've been all over the place on my emotions and thoughts on it all. I'd be lieing if I didn't say I'm hurt over it all! My man is good at what he does, he's genuine and you won't find a lot of guys like him. Let's break out in a cheer for him . . give me a J . . .J . . . okay enough of that!! Really it has been a hard couple days but we know that many are experiencing the same thing in this economy and I can say we are very thankful it's a job loss and not a health issue with our kids or something life altering!
Today while out walking I was thinking of just how thankful I am that my family has taught me to laugh!!! I've done a lot of crying over the past 48 hours and some yelling too so it's been refreshing in the mist of it all to just laugh!! Laugh at the kids, laugh at ourselves, laugh at the way some of this was handled, whatever . . . we've just laughed. Thanks for that gift mom and dad, it's helped!!! I went for a walk the day this all happened and after getting home I realized if anyone was looking out their window I had to look like an idiot . . . they probably wondered WHO I was talking to because I was walking alone (I was talking to God) and why I was kicking snowballs like I was trying to make some sort of last minute goal in a soccer game! I was just pissed and needed to kick I guess?? HA!!! I'm probably pegged as the psycho lady in the neighborhood now!
We told our kids today and we started by telling them all daddies have a job, some work at a bank, some at a store and so on. We then told them Daddy wouldn't be working at church anymore and immediately Coleson said, "Oh daddy is going to work at a bank?" It was obviously a short conversation and everyone seemed to feel as secure today as they did yesterday!!! Our kids have such child like faith . . . later when Ian picked the conversation back up with us and asked where Daddy would work we told him we didn't know but that he'd always take care of us. His immediate response was "Yeah, well just like he always does." He has NO worries! He trusts in our care without question . . . such a great reminder that God does that for us!! He ALWAYS takes care of us and we just get to come along for the ride and TRUST HIM!!