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Friday, November 6, 2009

Prayers needed........

I've been away for a couple days and it does feel good to get emails from some of you asking if everything is ok. Ive read the stories on blogs of others losing their jobs or their significant others losing theirs, I see it on tv about places closing their doors and knowing that many are now without jobs. I've always thought Josh and I are so lucky that isnt happening to us. That was then.... now its happened to us...Josh was let go from his land surveying job as the work load just isnt there so they had to start eliminating jobs. This came as a huge shock to us and everyone else, no one was given any warning this could be happening, at the end of his day Tuesday, he was told that was his last day, that they had to let some people go and he was one of them. Its taken the last few days for this to soak in and for us to learn to come to grips with the reality of it. We have cried, got angry, and have sat in silence well trying to deal with this. But we have also said we will not let this bring us down. Its scary, but we will find a way to survive this. I've always believed that things happen for a reason and Im trying to believe that now . Sure I know its a sign of the times...things are rough all over and everyone is being hit by this in one way or another. But I am trying to hold on to the belief that this too will eventually have a good ending, and maybe even one day see that this too happened for a reason. Josh has done land surveying for 13 years, living in the area we live in its going to be almost impossible for him to find another job doing that, and its a job he really likes. He was driving 50 miles one way every day of the week for this job. So yes its a little unsettling knowing theres a good chance he isnt going to find another surveying job around here. Plus we live in a town where businesses are closing their doors every month. We have the fear our town is going to soon be a ghost town. We have talked about wanting to move to Texas to be closer to my brother and sister, but I have a really hard time thinking about leaving my older boys who are both in college here in Nebraska and only 50 miles away from me, but now who knows it might be the only thing we can do, so that Josh can get a job he really likes, and make the money he is used to making. So now we are filled with many things to think about and what could be some life changing decisions to be made. So keep us in your prayers.



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19 comments:

Momza said...

o Dena,
I am so sorry to hear this...having been there with my own husband, who was out of work for one solid year, I know how hard it is! Just stick together, be patient with one another, and know that things will work out for the best. They always do!! Prayers sent your way for you and yours!
~Dawn @ Momza's House

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Dena, I am sooo sorry to hear about Josh losing his job. It seems to be happening all over the world, or at least in the states and Europe since those are the 2 places I have contact with. I just heard from my sister that her husband also lost his job and just like with you, from one day to the next he got the news. After so many years, he is out of work and is forced to take early retirement. Luckily my sister still works and said that if they tighten their belts a bit they can survive on her paycheck alone. But all in all, it is scarey. I will keep you in my thoughts. As hard as it seems now, often times things like this have a way of turning our lives around and as the saying goes, "where God closes a door, he opens a window". We too have felt the pinch here in Germany, and 'til now we are still keeping our heads above water with our business. But one can only prayer it will stay that way for a little longer. thinking of you. Was sooo happy to see that you had stopped by for a visit to my blog today. hugz, Debby

glitterbygrammie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
As life changes things we need to look to the positive. I know that is hard soemtimes. But maybe moving closer to your sister will be a great change. I know it will be hard to leave your boys but the reality of that is they leave eventually anyway. If we have done our jobs right and taught them to be independant, contirbuting members of society. They will go off on their own and make their own lives. I have 4 grown children it is hard to let go,but that was god's intention all along.
Hope things are better soon

Delena said...

Hang in there Dena. You know the saying "when one door closes another one opens". In our marriage we had some many set backs and always had doors eventually open. Maybe moving would be how it is meant to be. I wish you the best and hope things turn around for you really soon.
Hugs.

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Prayers are being sent up for you all.......where there's a will....there's a way,the answer will come.

Cheryl said...

Oh Dena, I'm so sorry...this has got to be stressful...I hope things work out and Josh is able to find work that he loves, whether in Nebraska or elsewhere...hey, you could move this way :o)

Aunt of 14 said...

When a door closes, God opens a window somewhere. You're right, it will definitely work out.

I am still so sorry this had to happen. I was laid off from my job after working there 7 years. I was let off at exactly 7 years to the date. July 18 2000 to July 17 2007. It was a shock, yes. I went on unemployment while looking for another job. When my last unemployment check arrived, I got a job offer. So I was okay. You and Josh will be too.

Matty said...

That's an awful way of being told the news. Without warning. I feel bad for you guys. I wonder if he has other skills that would be of value to another employer.

If you have the financial ability, you can give it time and see what becomes available. Moving is always an option, if there is a job to go to. Of course, the emotional part of it can be the toughest to deal with.

I wish the best to both of you.

RileyScott said...

I hope things worked out for the best Dena. I hope that Josh finds another job he likes, and that you don't have to leave your boys. Just know that everything in life is only "for now"

~Tom~ said...

I want you to stop for a minute and think back several years. Remember how frightening it was when your marriage ended and you set out on a path alone? You were the sole provider for you and the boys. You did what you had to and you survived. The only difference this time is you now have Josh at your side. You will be there for each other. Together the two of you can weather any storm. In the meantime, my prayers are with you both. Hugz kiddo.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I'm so sorry Dena. I know how scary this is and how you think it won't happen to you and then it does. My husband will lose his job in February which does have the benefit of knowing and trying to plan but it doesn't make it any less difficult to face.

I'm praying for you and your family. Take it one day at a time and try to find blessings even in the smallest of things.

Rachel Sue said...

You've got it. I hope things resolve quickly.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Sending prayers your way, Dena. What an awful way to have the news broken but you are so right that there are reasons this happens. We just never know what they are and perhaps will NEVER know. I know you are strong and with Josh by your side, an answer will come...just keep on persevering and riding out the storm. There will be a calm and as the other comments have said...another window will open. We just have to believe in our hearts that it will. You are already ahead of the game by not letting it get you down. I'm praying for your family..(((hugs))))
Alicia

Joyful said...

You are absolutely in my prayers!

Meeko Fabulous said...

Those effing rat bastards! How dare they? Are you kidding me? Not even a severance package? What the eff?! You're all in my thoughts. Hugs and kisses. Luv ya.

KaLynn said...

Try SKW, http://www.skw-inc.com/

He would probably be away from home alot. But they make good money. My son used to work for them on the gas pipeline survey team, and they beg him monthly to come back. Bad thing, he is gone most of the time.

You are in my prayers.

Cozyflier said...

Dena, you and Josh are in my thoughts. Sorry. As your brother has probably told you, building has hardly slowed in TX. We can't figure out what is driving the economy here in Lubbock.

New houses and businesses just keep going up.

Best of of luck. Hugs, my friend.
Stinks that you didn't get any warning at all. Not right.

Carrie

Scot said...

Without a doubt, y'all will be in my prayers.

Izzy said...

I'm definitely keeping you in my thoughts...