Saturday, September 11, 2010

And another page turns...

Yesterday I got this text from my husband...just about an hour after he went to work at his new job.

"Well, I am heading home to you..."

and the second text was -

"I am unemployed again".

I took a deep breath and started dialing the phone.

The meat of this story is that my sweet husband has NEVER lost a job. (His boss didn't offer any reason either as to why he was letting him go...)




In fact, quite the contrary. He has been his own boss for the past 2 years running his own business and very successfully. A dream come true for him...

Before that, he had only worked for two companies his ENTIRE life --both with long tenures.

Why did he leave his own company, you ask?
Insurance.

The insurance from my job --  to cover just me, him and two of our children was going to over $18K a year.

So, he put his hat out there again, got a job, and went to work and once again, provided...even though it cost him.

I know there are those of you out there struggling with the same things.
I don't pretend that we are special...
but man, this stinks.

I am not blaming the economy, the government, the times...

My heart is just trying to think of ways to encourage my man.


I have never known a man like him. He is a tremendous steward of everything.

Our ENTIRE family...



Jobs around the house.
I mean seriously! He is building a ranch house for us for our retirement - with his own hands. His own tools. His own brain. Without contractors.






And dear to my heart...
He is the best fisherman I have ever known....and he lets me tag along.

Lord, if you are listening and I know you are...
Hug Bill a little longer today.
Amen.



7 comments:

  1. Lana, my heart goes out to you, Bill and your family. I don't know you, but I will add you to my prayers.
    I see you live in Sugarland, Texas. I live in Pleasanton, Texas, near San Antonio. One of my sons is in the same boat as Bill. These are hard times, but God can work through them.

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  2. I'm sorry to read about this, sending hugs your way!

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  3. Hugs. Many hugs.

    In times like this, while painful, I've always been inspired by a quote from Helen Keller. For me, I've found it to be true and I hope it is for you too!.

    "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  4. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sounds like you're luckier than many people with your great spouse! I said a prayer for you!

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  5. Lana, found your blog! Love it. I will say a prayer your husband finds work soon and something he loves to do. It sounds like he is a great man and I feel for you because I adore my husband too. Steph

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  6. Thank you Everyone...Such great words of encouragement! You are all so sweet! Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Lana, just found your blog. I wanted to say how sorry I am about your husband losing his job. Sounds like he is a keeper. I'll keep you in my prayers. $18,000 a year for insurance is just rediculous, in my opinion! Hang in there. Winona

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