A blog about infertility, adoption,and adoption loss which has finally led to a beautiful miracle who was worth smiling for."Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future."Proverbs 31:25

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hello There

Man, it's been way too long since I blogged anything substantial. I've missed it. We are still without Internet at home, and it turns out that having it turned off was a very good move for us. Well.... first let me address my last post. We had the opportunity to adopt a seven year old boy. But, he went to live with another wonderful family instead. Two days later my hubby lost his job. So, of course - God knows exactly what He is doing. My husband had worked for the same corporation for almost 13 years. To put it simply, he was making too much money. They fired him, and hired someone else to do his job for half the money. No doubt half the skill too, but it's the bottom line you know. He was devastated and I was beyond afraid. But, we have been making do. He went on unemployment, but we have yet to see any of that money. He was given a severance and we've been living off of that and my check. I've been working as much as I can. My co-workers have even given me some of their hours. Actually, it has been a fairly positive experience. We've enjoyed having more time together and he seems to have had a load lifted from him. I didn't realize how unhappy he was at his previous job until it was gone. He is so much lighter. He is free. He has been hard at work trying to find another job. He found one through a temp agency at a factory. But then a hog farm he had applied at called him Monday. He is really enjoying it. He loves animals and being outside. It's amazing to see him satisfied with his work. No, he isn't making nearly as much as he was but I know that everything will fine. We celebrated our 1oth anniversary last week. Well, we didn't really do anything to celebrate, but you know what I mean. Things are not what I imagined they would be 10 years ago. I thought we would have children. I thought we would be financially stable and beyond that, very comfortable. I thought I would be a stay-at-home mother. God says, "My thoughts are not your thoughts and My ways are not your ways." (Isaiah 55:8) and He has been reminding me of that often. He follows that up with, "I have awesome plans for your future." (Jeremiah 29:11)


Jess said...

Congrats on 10 years!!! And sorry to hear about hubby losing his job. The same thing happened to me 2 years ago and though I was upset at the time it was actually one of the best things to happen to us. Hope he finds something soon!!

Bethanie said...

Thanks Jess!

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