Sunday, October 12, 2008
Ok so what was it less than 3 weeks ago I turned 42 on the 23rd of September. Life was great and I was feeling on top of the world so here is my story Life Happens.
My ex husband and the father of all three of my kids literally fell off a ladder and died, now I could write an entire book about the ordeal but the short version is we have three kids 16, 18 and 21. We have been divorced for 12 years and we have both remarried. We were young and stupid when we got married and it was the first love for both of us and it was your once in a lifetime crazy kind of love. We had managed to become great friends and it is so hard to come to the realization that he is gone. He fell on October 1st and died on October 3rd. He was on life support for a few days because he did become and organ donor at the request of our 16 year old daughter. Organ Transplant is a wonderful gift but it is so hard for the family who has to go through days of testing but it did help make some kind of positive come out of this so very bad situation.
Now on Friday October 10th. My HR manager came into work and let the two people with the lowest seniority go due to budget cuts I was of course the lowest in seniority and I had been there for 8 years. Just takes my breath away. I am really trying hard to continue to focus on a more healthy lifestyle but I have to tell you it is just getting harder and harder by the day. I am lucky I guess because I also work doing taxes for HR Block and I have been teaching for them and they actually offered me a management position so although I did loose my job I did manage to find another one in just a matter of a phone call but the benefits are not as good and with my history of Thyroid Cancer I am not sure what a future without medical insurance might mean. Time will only tell about that one.
Please say a prayer for me and my family. I struggle every day to try and keep things as normal as possible for my kids, Just taking it one day at a time. I have been remarried for almost 10 years but loosing my first love has really been so very hard. We had managed to become very good friends over the last few years raising our kids together.
Thank you all for your continued support it means so much to me