Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Reason to Cry

Wow! I thought Saturday was a rough day. . .

We have fallen victim to the economic crisis.

Shaun, along with 50 % of his office, was laid off today.

Things are pretty crazy right now, to say the least.

My baby is due in less than 8 weeks, and I am having to worry about insurance and making sure that no time lapses between different insurance coverages and trying to find something that my current doc takes. Who wants to worry about that this far along in their pregnancy? Or anytime in their pregnancy for that matter.

How are we going to find another job with similar pay when all other companies are laying off employees too?

I think the hardest thing for me is that I am always the one who is a support to my family and friends. Who is able to lend a helping hand during tough situations, who is there to cry with when something comes up. But now, I am in the exact opposite role. I am the one struggling, and it's hard to know even where to start.

Well, let me tell you that I am so thankful to KNOW that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us and that He will lead us in the right direction if we continue to live our lives worthy of His intervention.

I am thankful for my hard working husband who couldn't have done anything different to avoid this situation. I am thankful for his faith and determination.

I am thankful for Maisey and for how concerned she is when she sees her mommy cry. For the pure joy that she brings into our lives. (We had an FHE Monday night about being reverent and now every once in a while she will randomly fold her hands and say "reverent." How can that not make you smile, even in the most difficult situations?)

Thanks for listening to me blab! My thoughts are so disconnected right now.

10 comments:

Monica McCoy said...

Oh, you guys! I am soo sorry to hear that. I cannot believe how many people are being affected by this. I know there probably is not much, but please let us know what we can do to help.

The Daines said...

I guess this is why we are all here, to learn from each other. I am so amazed at you, I wouldn't even be able to blog about it. I'm sure everything will work out for the best, but until then, just hang on!

The Moore Family said...

I am so sorry to hear about the job loss. I hope that things get better soon.

The Dixie Six said...

Oh Emily! I am so sorry to hear about Shaun's Job. We will keep you in our prayers!!!

DaNae said...

This is all so frustrating. I seriously know exactly what you are going through-so let me know if you need someone to cry with! We did get on unemployement which is helping, have you looked into that? I will be praying for you guys.

K8 said...

I can't believe it! I'm so sorry! We'll be praying for you. Hang in there girl!

The Clydes said...

I'm so sorry Emily and Shaun! I hope that something comes up and that things turn around soon.

Karl & Leslie said...

I'm so sorry about your job loss we will be praying for your family. I hope all works out for your family soon!

The Hadley Family said...

You and Shaun are in our prayers.

Tess said...

I'm sorry to hear about Sean's job- it seems like it's happening all over the place. We'll keep you in our prayers too!