Monday, February 24, 2014

Fallen of the face of the earth

At least, it seems like I have fallen off the face of the earth.  

Let's just say that in the last few months, my life journey has had some bumps in the road.  The biggest bump has been that on Oct 28, my husband lost his job.  No warning.  No notice.  No severance.  They were unnecessarily harsh.  This is not some big corporation -- this is a "mom and pop" business -- and "pop" was supposed to be my husband's closest friend.  My husband had taken the job to manage the business, but that never materialized and poor management by the owner lead to cutbacks.  We were stunned at the loss of the job and have grieved the loss of the friendship.

As difficult as it's been, God has been faithful to provide.  Somehow, when we really need something, the resources are there.  Some things have been little, some have been big -- but all needs have been met.  

Mr K has been looking for work and that's been tough.  There are a lot of people out there without jobs and he's not as young as he used to be.  He's applied for at least 80 jobs with few nibbles.  We do battle discouragement from time to time but we also know that God has a plan.  It's a test of patience some days but there IS something out there for us.  Can't give up the hunt.  

I've also applied for several jobs, but no doors have been opened for me.  For our first 3 months, we both looked exclusively in the area where we live but in the past couple weeks, we've begun looking in the areas where our children live.  There have been some wonderful jobs here -- but nothing resulted from our applications -- so maybe God is trying to move us along.  

We've been asking those of our friends who pray to keep us in mind -- can use all the prayer cover we can get!  Specifically, one or both of us need jobs and we need continued provision for our needs.  Unemployment is nice but it's less than half of what he was bringing home from his job and it doesn't cover everything.

We appreciate your prayers -- more than I can say.  I'll try to keep you posted as things develop.  Thank you.