Wednesday, November 5, 2008

One Year

One year ago today, my husband's job loss took effect. We actually learned about it 13 months ago today, but they gave him a month before it took effect. We've had several ups and downs over that past year, but we are surviving by the grace of God.

In that time we have grown much closer as a family, learned how to have frugal fun and how to decrease grocery costs. My husband has gone back to college and we are paying for it in cash. He only has 9 classes to go before he has his B.S. We have worked every odd job we can find and have only had to dip into our emergency fund twice. Some months we were actually able to put a little in the fund so we are about even.

Although it has been a tough year, we have learned a lot and we've grown closer to God. We pray it is not another year, but we are leaving that in God's hands. I want to share the chorus to a song that has come to mean a lot to me over this past year. This is from I Am Blessed by Rachael Lampa.

I am blessed,
I am blessed,
From when I rise up in the morning,
'Till I lay my head to rest,
And I feel you near me,
You sooth me when I'm weary.
Oh, Lord,For all the worst and all the best,
I am blessed.

By this way, this is my 100th post. I will be hosting a giveaway next week in honor, but for now, I want to reflect on the blessings of our past year.


Dave said...

This post made me so smile. You are blessed, and what a wonderful story of how you have overcome the financial obstacle and grown as a family!
Thank you for this!
It is just over one year that I have been off work as a result of a medical meltdown.
Congrats on the 100th post!!!!

Candy said...

Thanks for this post my husband has been out of work since June and The Lord has really blessed us and we are learning to rely on Him. Thanks

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