Saturday, June 20, 2009

As Expected...

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.


Maddy said...

All best...these are tough times. Hope your husband is able to find a job that he is happy with soon.

Corey~living and loving said...

Thinking of you and your family, Mary Ellen. You are in my heart, and I hope the door that opens is full of wonderful things.