Monday, January 16, 2012

Turn of Events

I've been a little absent in the last week or so, as you have probably noticed, and the truth is I have just been so distracted.  A couple of weeks ago we were hit with the news that the district that Matt teaches in has to make some serious budget cuts, and the language program was one of the proposed cuts.  Well, the school board met, and at that point, they decided that the language program would stay. 

We breathed a sigh of relief.

Fast forward to last Thursday, when there was another meeting.  Long story short...we are pretty sure that my husband will not have a job next year.  They are cutting the entire middle school language program. 

How are we feeling about this? Well - scared.  Kinda angry. A little bit lost.  We are grateful for the fact that he still has seven months of employment, during which he can hopefully find a new position, but again scared, because so far the only open position we have found is in Maryland.  In a way I feel like things were finally settled down and now they are all up in the air again. 

But here is what I KNOW. God has always met our needs.  Always.  This is not the hardest thing we have ever faced together...if we got through all that crap with the house, we can get through this.  I have a husband who provides for his family, he is a blessing in so many ways.

Kind of a sucky turn of events though.  I could go into the additional news that Matt was in an accident that totaled his car last week as well, but really...do we need any more bad news?  I'm just happy he is fine, cars are replaceable, Matt is not.

15 comments:

  1. OH Bekah....I am so sorry to hear this news. Thank goodness Matt is ok from the accident. What a way to start the new year...NOT!! I am hoping the perfect position opens up for him and one you guys will be at peace with. Don't give up.....praying for you!

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  2. I just had to come back and share this...it was on a friend's facebook page this morning....

    "When you are going through something hard and wonder where GOD is, remember the teacher is always quiet during a test."

    Love this and sending you a {HUG}!

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  3. MAN Bekah...what a hard week! You guys will be in my thoughts.

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  4. First off, thank goodness your husband is okay....I shudder to consider a life with my husband. You're right, cars are replaceable, people are not.

    Secondly, I am so sorry to hear about his job. I will be praying for your family, for God to provide a solution to this problem. We have been there, actually we are there. My husband is unemployed and going to school full time and we have a baby due in a few weeks. It's not easy, but I have learned to pray for our needs and trust God to meet them, sometimes it is in the most unconventional ways, but He does.

    Take Care....praying for you.

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  5. Sorry, meant to say "life without".....

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  6. Oh Bekah...
    I am so sorry! Please know that I will be praying for you and your family! God will provide!!!!
    Much love to you sweetie,
    <3
    maggie

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  7. Oh, I'm sorry for the bad news (and so glad Matt is ok!). I'm glad you guys have some time to figure it out, but what tough news.

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  8. What a tough week, sorry friend! You and your family are in my prayers!

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  9. I'm sending lots and lots of prayers up for you and your little family tonight --- God will provide, you said it!! He has and always will. Even if the road to the next step isn't the easiest, it always works out!!

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  10. Oh Bekah! I'm so glad Matt wasn't hurt in the accident!! So sorry to hear about his job too. We will be keeping you close in our prayers knowing that God will provide!! We love all of you so much, Oukie

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  11. Oh Bekah, that is terrible news on both fronts. I am so glad that Matt is OK, but how absolutely scary for both of you. A vehicle is replaceable, but a life isn't.

    Probably not much comfort, but if you know in advance that he is going to lose his job, you can make plans. So many people that we know, including my husband had no warning at all, and it's a hard shock to deal with. Keeping you in my thoughts, and prayers that things will work out fine, and soon.

    Hugs, Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  12. Bekah,

    So glad that Matt is OK!! And glad you at least have 7 months to plan! We will be praying for you! Love you lots! xo Joanna

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  13. I don't know how you're pulling off such a level-headed post. You seem to have such grace and perspective, even when the news is still fresh. In short? You're amazing. You're also right. God will provide.

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  14. You know we are praying for you and will walk with you guys through this whole journey. Looking forward to connecting with you and Matt soon.

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