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A Momentary Set-Back Along Life's Path

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I woke up at 5 am this morning, came out and set down at my laptop. I thought while I had the chance I would sign into Spark, check on my teams, and do a couple of things I know I needed to do. To be honest with you, my heart wasn't in it and I almost didn't come to the site. But I have been here long enough to know when I think the emotional help that I get here won't help the "funk" I am in, it's exactly the place I need to be. So I signed in and I will be signing out in a much more positive mood.

As some of you already know, my husband lost his job-like many have, just a few days ago. He had been an employee and a darn good one for General Motors for 14 + years. He was blind-sided. As far as rumor had went their department wasn't getting touched, he was a salary worker in a section usually not effected by the cuts. He went into work Weds. and in about what according to him was 35 seconds, 14 yrs ended with a white envelope. We are still in shock over it, it just was so unexpected. And by being in Michigan and with so so many others loosing their jobs as well, there just isn't any jobs to be had. (They cut 3400 jobs last week alone like my husbands at just General Motors).

I know we will make it, you do what you have to do to survive. However, I will be the first to admit that I am definitely human and it has thrown my emotions into overdrive. I'm laughing one minute, yelling another, crying next, followed by just a numbness. An here I thought I had my emotional eating under control. (I need to work on that some more I see) I've handed over my part of the car and am letting the team leaders I lead with do the driving. I feel like I need to be driven around for a few days.

Back to why I started this, Spark can be an awesome tool when we get set back in life. That's why everyone says the more involved you are the better the chances. From the encouragement that you get from people to keep your chin up and hang on to the " I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers" helps in ways I don't think you realize until you need them.

A special thanks to PLUMSHORT for the goodie and for all the emails she sends to help keep me grounded.

And to the Appalachain Trail Group - It was your campfire stories that provided me with a much needed chuckle and relaxation. I could just picture us all sitting around laughing, talking, and not worrying about a thing!!!

I have deceided to end this on a positive note by listing one good thing that may be come out of my husband loosing his job:

We currently live in Michigan at least 500 miles away from any family. We always said if something happened and we could move closer to one side or the other we would. The chances of him finding work in another state are alot better than here. So if it's meant maybe we will end up by family!!! After 15 & 8 years (him & me) without being around family, we definitely would like that!!!

I hope all of you have an awesome day and thank you for reading my mini book! lol

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    I'm sorry to hear about your husband's job. Hang in there- you've already got the positive attitude, that's a HUGE start! Everything happens for a reason........ looks like the reason is bringing your family back together! :)
    4445 days ago
    Just try to remain positive, and good things will surely happen. Remember...when ever god!! closes one door...he opens a window!!(Smile...

    Your family's other future blessings are right around the corner! emoticon
    4450 days ago
    I lost my job in December and we ended up in Texas near my dh's family, it was a blessing in diguise. Good luck to you and your husband, from what I have heard Louisiana is full of jobs right now. emoticon
    4473 days ago
  • KAREN_01
    I am really thinking of you and your family during this time and I am hoping that your husband will find a job and that your hope of it being closer to family will be realised.
    As for the emotional eating, I know what you mean. Just as I thought I had a handle on it, its ugly head reared again.
    Hang in there.
    4473 days ago
    Well, I don't know if finding out without any warning is any better or worse than knowing ahead of time. At least you didn't have weeks of worrying before hand (I hope). You and your family will be in my prayers and I hope you find something soon!
    4473 days ago
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    Sorry to hear about the stress you have been dealing with, but considering you are doing OK. And a positive will come out this, being by family. These are times when we need to band together and stick with the ones who will always be there. Stay strong :)
    4473 days ago
  • PEGGO45
    Things will get better…and maybe you were meant to get closer to your family…. Thing will work out & hang in there! emoticon
    4474 days ago
  • LMS32164
    God bless your day and thank you for sharing your story! : ) I pray that things will work out for you and your family and that you will remain strong through this. We are really all in the same boat just with different problems. One problem we all share here is the emotional eating. If you need to unload instead of eat, e-mail me any time as I do check here every day. Best wishes on your journey! Lynne
    4474 days ago
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