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.