Sunday, November 16, 2008

I Can Finally Share......

...... the details of our difficult situation.

On Wednesday, Dean lost his job. His company let 10% of its employees go and Dean was one of them.

How many times can this happen to one family??? This is the FOURTH time this has happened to us!!!

When we lived in W the first time, Dean was let go from his job along with many other employees. Then we moved to F and he was let go from that job because the company closed. Then we moved to M and he was let go from that job because THAT company closed. He then found another job in M but hated it so we moved W and he has now been let go from that job!! This all in a matter of SEVEN years!!! Even if he would have stayed at the job he hated in M, he'd still be out of a job because that company let many of its employees go and the ones that remained are only working six days a MONTH!!! So either way, we'd be in the same situation.

I only make a small salary and there is NO WAY that we can live off of my income!!! And on top of that, I just started a new job that has no health insurance. And no paid vacation or sick time. And, in addition to dealing with learning a new job, I have this stressful situation at home. I wish I had my old job back......... The only good thing about my new job right now is that tax season is soon approaching in which I will be working 60 hours a week and earning overtime pay!

I only hope that Dean can find a decent job and soon! And this means we may have to move........AGAIN!!!

There's a saying: "I know God won't give me more than I can handle, I just wish He didn't trust me so much!" Boy, do I agree!!!

So I ask that you please keep us in your prayers!!

5 Visitors:

Tracy said...

I hope everything works out for you and your family. I am sure this is a very stressful time.


Dawn said...

I am so sorry to hear that. I haven't had to deal with that in my marriage, but when I lived at home both my parents lost there jobs at the same time cause the company closed. It wasn't fun. I was the only one at that time working a full time job. Anyways I will definately pray that he finds a good job asap, and hopefully this time it won't have the chance of doing the same horrible pattern you have had the past 7 years. I will be praying for your family to get through this hard time and find the strength to make it through. Hang in there.

Jamie said...

I am so sorry about this happening again!! I hope Dean finds a job soon and things turn around for you guys!!

Take care!!

Julie said...

Like we said on the phone, something will come has before. Keep thinking positive and things will work out the way they are suppose to! Call anytime!!!

Take care!

Amanda said...

I’m so sorry Andrea – what a stressful situation. Put it on the cross and leave it there. I know that it is hard to practice, but you have to trust that God will provide. Hang in there and you’ll be in my prayers