It’s a new day.
A new beginning.
I know. I kind of fell off the radar in the past few weeks. I’ve been at a loss for spare time, at a loss for major inspiration, simply…at a loss.
A week ago my family’s life was turned upside down. This girl who thrives on schedules, routine and lots of NORMAL (if there is such an animal) was completely blown away when her husband called last Thursday to say he and a handful of other cowboys were laid off from the feed lot.
Talk about a blow to the gut.. a major sucker punch. Neither of us have ever been “let go” from a job. Neither of us have ever dealt with anything like this. Panic sets in easily when a cloud of uncertainly surrounds you.
We feel fortunate that we live in a community that looks out for each other and will go to great lengths to help one another. We’re fortunate that Grady is in a trade that is versatile and resourceful. I’m fortunate that I’m married to a man who can’t sit still for more than five minutes. My kids are fortunate to have a father who values his work ethic and need to provide.
As much as we wish this employment change were on our own terms we are firm in our belief that it was a blessing. We’re trying to look at this as an opportunity for us to find Grady’s dream job. We’re praying that we can find a ranching job where we can raise our kids the way we were raised. We’re trying to stay positive. We have our moments of darkness and I’m certain we’ll have more in the weeks to come until we find what we’re looking for. What we do have is faith in God that He will lead us in the right direction. We have a strong relationship that has been tested time and time again and will endure this bump in the road.
We’d like to ask for your prayers that this trial be short and that Grady is blessed with a great job opportunity.
Peace, love and patience.