Jan 28, 2015

Much to do about Nothing

Okay, long time readers....remember how last time my hubby was on parental leave and when he tried to go back to work, they had basically forgotten that he was returning and it took over three weeks to get his pay and get him back on the job?!?!  Well, we learned from that mistake and so Dave called his supervisor, this past Monday, two weeks prior to his return to work.

Only to discover, that his contract had been dropped and his position terminated!

Needless to say, we were a bit shocked! And the worse part was that they had known since the beginning of January but were not going to tell him util he called to find out why he got his R.O.E. (record of employment).

And so we face another time of joblessness....our third...or fourth is it now?!?  We honestly didn't see this one coming though! I mean, most people don't but this was so unexpected!  He has a ...err....had a mundane but essential job.  He had been there over five years, where before him they couldn't keep anyone in that position for more than 6 months!  And basically, the only reason he was terminated was because the company that employs Dave didn't fill his position while he was off.  So the place where Dave is contracted to work, hired someone else from another company and so Dave's position with his company is gone.

I can say that, and maybe it's from being here a few times already, this time we are not so forlorn or in despair.  I mean, we have questions, the whys; "Why now?  Why when it was so secure? Why when we were just needing the benefits?  Why when it allowed him the time off he needed for when I am sick!  Why when, most importantly, that job gave Dave the opportunities to work on his preaching, plenty of time for prayer, bible reading and there was little negative influences around him?!?"

But as my besty reminded me, "We don't need to know the 'whys'. "

And she's right.

I had to chuckle at my last post, where I mentioned how I felt "great anticipation for this year, not sure what it meant and that maybe it was nothing"....apparently it wasn't nothing...or is, technically! HA! ;)  lol!

I mean, I am not without my worries and wonderings....but a small part of me is excited!  Excited at what it is God has in store for us, of where He is leading us and what the future is going to look like!  Mind you...that could all change once his EI is up (in two weeks), or if he lands a job working nights.... but then, I still know God has us in His hands.  So the twinge of excitement lingers still...and again, it comes from experience, from being here before, standing at the cusp of unknown and what will be and looking up.  Looking to a heavenly Father who cares intimately for us.

Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent.  But even the hairs of your head have all been counted.  So don’t be afraid therefore; you are worth more than many sparrows.
    Matthew 10:29-31

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:6-7

For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us! Romans 5:8

And well...what more can I say then that.  


Dave has already applied to a number of jobs and we are contemplating what else we can do.  We are searching out God and His ways....and just taking it all, one day at a time.

So I will keep you posted.  I also welcome and thank you for your prayers!  

Love and blessings!

Jan 18, 2015

Quiet Thoughts for the New Year

Well....for all my talk of deciding to continue on with my blog...I've been neglecting it so far this year!  There are a few reasons...I've been busy, just tidying up after the holidays, re-arranging furniture, getting back into my art and spending time with family and friends.  There was also the fact I had the flu twice, back to back, so that kept me down and out for a while!  And I guess, I have my mind full lately....and I think I want to write it out...but then I get on here, stare into the white square abyss, blink, and shut the computer.

And so folks...I guess my first post of the new year will be simple and sweet...because if I don't post something, I may not do it at all!

The ONE good shot I got - mention in this post - of all four kids!
Can you believe this was taken in the middle of November?!?!


I've been enjoying the days, when we haven't been sick, filling them with simple pleasures and trying to be purposeful with my time...at least most of it!  I can't tell you how eager and excited I am to get back into my art more this year and with the re-arranging of furniture, (mentioned above) I have a lovely, dedicated, studio space!  I kicked the kids out of their zone and took it all for myself! Muahahah!!  *wink* This has moved their place for colouring, crafts and Lego, to the kitchen table and you know what? I love it!!  Now when I'm in there making meals, cleaning up, or whatever, usually some, or all of them, are in there with me now too!  So this is a real win win for all of us!!

My husband has taken to toilet training Joe and hoping to get it done before he has to return to work in a few weeks.  It's been a couple of weeks now and things are progressing....veeeerry slowly, but progressing!  I hear boys are more challenging the girls in this department...and so far that's proving true!

My eldest has been giving us lots of chances to work out new parenting skills.  She's getting older and with that comes more complicated issues....character, emotional, spiritual, issues.  It's tough and she is a particular one, so we never really know if what she does is something she completely understands or if she just doesn't 'get it' fully and therefore can't be held completely responsible. *sigh*  But that's a whole other topic for another time....!  But God is good...I just need to remember to pray more about all of ....about everything!

My other two little Ladies, are doing just fine.  Both getting bigger and both very snugly lately too!  I can't believe my second Little will be six in a couple of months! That's crazy indeed!  And the babe, will be eight months in a couple of days!

And well...that sums up the highlights for me tonight....like I said, simple and sweet!  I feel great anticipation for this year....no idea really why....though a few things have me already excited for the days and months ahead...but that isn't what is fueling my feeling....but we shall see what the year brings.  It could be nothing...! So I'll just take it all one day at a time...that's all you can really do!

Blessings and joy to you all!



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