Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I can't say we weren't warned that this might happen. Things were looking up and we breathed a sign of relief. I thanked God that he spared us yet again.

I have always wondered how this feels...what goes through ones mind when they get the news. I never wanted to know personally though.

Yesterday afternoon, I heard the dreaded words : "I got laid off today." I really didn't believe it and it took a bit to sink in to what that really meant. It means basically that we are in trouble. It means that I am having a really hard time. It means that I am wondering how we are going to make it. It means that I am looking at God crying, "uncle, I give, I learned my lesson...please just make it all better." It means that we have a good two weeks until the money is gone. It means that I feel like a failure.

So, if you are reading this, please pray for us. I have never doubted that God would give us what we need, but it's a different story now that we have no income. I am worried, I am sad, I am doubting. I feel like the rug has been pulled out from under us.

Dan is going to the unemployment office today and then going around looking for work. Me, well, I would just sit here and cry, but I know that would be terrible for the kids to see. We prayed for Daddy at dinner yesterday, Kaitlyn and Landon taking turns praying that Daddy would get another job. Kaitlyn has offered us the $15 she has in her wallet. :-) We were outside and one of the first things she said to Miss Hollie was, "My Daddy doesn't have a job." Hollie told her how God would take care of us and also said that we could move in with them. Kylee then came outside and Kaitlyn said, "My Daddy doesn't have a job. We're going to move in with you!" If you could have only seen Kylee's face and how big her eyes got. Priceless!

6 things to add:

Peaceful Chaoz said...

Praying for you all!! :0)

Hollie said...

"My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19

"The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him."
Nahum 1:7

And probably my favorite...

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you."
Jeremiah 29:11-12

God will provide just like He has promised!

Saralyn said...

God is always up to something, even when it's too dark for us to see it.
Let us know how we can help.

Rebecca said...

I know I said it last night, but I have shared your very same tears. Not once in our marriage, but TWICE. Unless you have really "been there", it so hard to be able to sympathize. There will be so many good things that come out of this, even if it doesn't seem like it now.

My stash is your stash. I won't let ya run out of toothpaste or shampoo :>)


Christy said...

Oh Beth...I'm so sorry! I'll be praying that God will supply all of your needs!! hugs!

Beth said...

Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. Becki, I don't know how you went through this twice but you are totally right, it's hard to sypathize unless you have been there. Thanks for the encouragement guys! It's been an emotional day here.