Dave was let go from his job this evening. While we were expecting it, we figured it would be after his return from his upcoming vacation. I'm feeling a bit numb. The only thing that is upsetting me right now is that it puts a damper on what otherwise would have been a great Father's Day weekend for Dave. And lots of questions whirling around in my head about COBRA, whether I should cancel our upcoming medical appointments, what we should do with Dave's 401k. But as I was telling Dave, we really have only two options at this point - give up or move on. And giving up is not really a viable option. The future looks better, but there's also so much uncertainty.
I need to stay focused on our blessings. We're in good health and so are the children. We still have one full-time income coming in. If need be, we could join the health coverage at my job because Dave's termination would be considered a qualifying event. We have our savings. Dave will get unemployment (hopefully a decent amount since he was with the company for 10 years). The mortgage is paid ahead. Dave will be home more. He now has an opportunity to find a better job/career path that's less stressful, with better hours. God is still in control.