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?

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.


  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.

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

  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."


  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!

  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

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

  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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