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Old 05-16-2007, 09:28 AM   #1
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A Prayer Needed Here, Too

Last week, DH lost his job. We had been holding our breath for awhile, hoping that it wouldn't happen, but it finally did. He's finished this Friday, gets a small severence and then we're on our own. He had a few leads that he was hopeful about but as the week goes on, they're looking less positive. We're trying hard not to be scared about what's next, but it's hard not to be....


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Old 05-16-2007, 10:16 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. I hope he finds something he wants quickly.

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Old 05-16-2007, 10:22 AM   #3
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Prayer has been sent, wishing you both the best! Hang in there , we are here for you.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:22 AM   #4
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PA, I know how he feels. I've been through that myself and it's a punch in the gut. Here's hoping he'll find what he wants quickly.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:03 AM   #5
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PA, I'm so very sorry. I do hope something will turn up soon.
As Andy says it's a real 'punch in the gut' and doesn't make it easy to 'hang in there'. You will be in thoughts and prayers.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:13 AM   #6
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I know how hard it can seem - when they let me go I think I was actually glad! I was also horribly sad - that job had been my life 24/7 for over 8 years! I lived there, worked there, and all of our friends were there.

But, in reality - it was time! I hadn't been happy in a while, there were other things that I wanted to do, and I didn't need the stress anymore. Now I am getting geared for the next chapter of me.

Granted, I miss our friends - but now, instead of getting agravated when they just "drop by" unexpected, we can invite them and enjoy their company so much more. When the wind blows I can enjoy the breeze - don't have to worry about boats coming untied and wind damage. When it rains I can relax and I won't have to make sandwiches for the guys filling sandbags anymore.

The financial impact is tough - but unemployment helps - and please remember - A door never closes that a window doesn't open. The next opportunity is out there - just waiting to be found.

There is a darling book "Who Moved My Cheese", if you can find a copy it's really great at putting these changes into perspective.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:16 AM   #7
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PA - positive vibes and prayers going out for that proverbial window to open!!!

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Old 05-16-2007, 11:18 AM   #8
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That's tough, PA. But if you guys were holding your breath already, maybe not totally unexpected. Make sure he signs up for unemployment as soon as he can to have something coming in while he looks. He's certainly entitled to it!
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:21 AM   #9
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PA, my prayers are with you. We all know that it is for the best eventually, but it sure can knock the air out of your sails when it happens.

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Old 05-16-2007, 05:16 PM   #10
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Aw Pa that's terrible. Sending positives your way. I will be praying and thinking about you.

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