downer

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?…So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6: 27, 31-34

Michael lost his job on Monday afternoon. We kind of saw the handwriting on the wall (restructuring), but overall are pretty glad that he doesn’t work for that company anymore. He’s such a trooper – I would have taken the next day to throw the biggest pity party, but not Michael – he was out the door by 10 AM in a suit, making calls and setting up meetings with some contacts. Today he’s brushing up his resume and going to explore more options. Who knows what the future holds for us, but we are confident that God will provide, and that a job change for Michael will be better for us in the long run. Kind of funny, though, how I thought subconsciously “that will never happen to us!” A blow to the pride, for sure, but what has our ego ever gained us?

I was browning some ground beef when he came home and told me that he was fired. I thought he was joking at first, and then reality set in: my husband no longer has a job. Just as things were finally settling down after a crazy year – selling our house in Des Moines, expecting our second child, moving, and now Michael was just done working in Des Moines after four months of us living (mostly without him) in Omaha. I didn’t need any more drama! We shed a few tears in disbelief – with Reese looking at us like we had lost our minds. After dinner, she asked me, “Mama, you crying?” I told her no, I was all done crying. She said, “OK, Mama, I not cry too.” Her adorable little way of comforting me! A timely reminder of what’s important, job or not.

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About lindsay

just a girl, creator, reader, learner, homeschooler. wife to one and mother to two others. in the city and loving it. in pursuit of God and community.
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9 Responses to downer

  1. lindsay says:

    PS- he said last night, “for the record, I do NOT feel awesome today!” (see two posts ago) that got a chuckle out of us both. 🙂

  2. Becky says:

    so sorry to hear that, but man, what a great attitude you both have. we will be sure to keep your family in our prayers.
    we miss you all!!!

  3. joshua says:

    praying for you guys. let us know how we can help. HMMM, maybe some job openings in des moines…

  4. lindsay says:

    what, you got a position open? 🙂

  5. Lori Eilers says:

    I’m so sorry and we will be praying for you guys. Way to not let Satan take control of your minds and emotions! God has a plan and purpose and you have lots of people who are there for you not matter what! Love you guys.

  6. amain says:

    wow. We will keep you in our prayers. Don’t you wonder what you ever did before you had the wisdom and comforts of your own child???

  7. Red October says:

    hey linds…. sorry to hear… i don’t know how much help this is, but my husband,justin,works at and caron’s parents own a recruiting/placement company, here in omaha, always looking for good applicants for their job openings… they may have something for michael? not sure, but if he is interested he should definitely go and check it out. they have permanent jobs opening all of the time (not just temp stuff) the place is Express Personnel on 114th and Dodge right next to midcity bank. i am sure they could get him in for an interview in the next day or so. justin’s work email is justin.easley@expresspersonnel.com, and could answer any questions… just let him know you are a whocaresian! praying for you guys…

    –corrie easley

  8. lindsay says:

    corrie, you are so sweet! michael is actually good friends with sam delsenno – so he’s talked to him already twice this week! talk about six degrees, eh? i didn’t know your husband worked there too! small world.

    michael went to the Big O Show yesterday, MET JUSTIN, and as a joke, sam gave him 2 brochures that were titled, “How to Get A Job”, and “How To Keep a Job”. HA! 🙂

    so maybe we should all rendezvous at the DelSenno’s sometime soon! that would be fun!

  9. Lisa Little says:

    We’ll keep you in our prayers. The uncertainty of the situation can be hard, but that is where God increases your faith!!

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