As of the end of October my husband has been laid off. It was not a permenent thing, but still no work for how long?
Well this week was the first week that he has been back to work.
October through Feburary.. ouch.
The economy is scary right now. NO Ones job is secure. I know many friends and family have unfortunatly have lost their jobs who are such wonderful people, I wanted to share a couple of my memories with you..
When I had heard the news, I was having a 2 sided thought on the subject.
1. We went down this road last year, when we found out my hubby had cancer, we can do this again?
2. We went down this road last year, how can we do this again?
Well let me tell you, it was hard. I am not going to lie. I cried when I would go to a gorcery store, and couldn't buy the things I really wanted to.
But we never once went hungry, we never once did without.
I contemplated whether or not to go back to work, it would help, but we prayed and it was not the right thing to do.
So living on unemployement, that did not even cover our bills.
How did we get by?
Prayers, living with in our means, faith, and more faith.
In November we lucked out, and had money still in our account to pay the bills.
In December we were out of money, due to the fact that we paid off hospital bills.
But Angels helped us out. Santa brang Christmas, and I heart him for that.
On January first, a stranger came to our house, knocked on the door, left a envelope and ran. What?! Who?!
I opened that envelope, it read...
You don't know me, and I don't know you, but I had a dream everyday for the past week about you. I got tired of the dream and woke up, went to my account and pulled out 1,300 for you. I don't know what you need it for, but here you go.
do you know that was the amount of our rent!!
I balled like a baby.
When we had to move I about died, we barely have any money for a payment let alone all the moving expenses, and deposit.
Bishop told us, if we needed to to let him help..
I told my husband that we should let him help. My husband simply said," no we will be ok."
We got that money some how, I really still don't understand, but I don't need to, I know that it was Heavenly Father.
Now we are out of money again. Our second house payment due, what do we do?
We looked in our account, and 3,000 came from his work.. I jumped for joy, his holiday pay came.
Now our tax return is coming to put our feet back on the ground.. Yay!!
I know that if needed we can have the church help out, and I am thankful for that, but this time, it was our faith that was tested, and we suceeded..
So if you have fallen, due to the economy. Know that it WILL be hard, But know you are not alone.
I am thankful that Maka is back to work, but we know that it is not a garentee for how long.
So we will live within our means so the next time something happens we will be prepared.
I used to want to buy worldy things, ok I still want an Iphone, but I know I will never get it.
But now, my thoughts have changed.
1. Take care of my family first.
2. Teach them the right way by example.
3. Prepare for what will be ahead. Food storage, etc..
I know that is going to get worse. It is Heavenly Fathers Plan. I am ok with that. But I know I need to prepare more.
Boring memory I know! (journal rember)