I just can't do this. Part 2/3

Friday, October 24, 2008

In a lunch meeting with a business partner on Wednesday, I was privy to information I did not want to hear. From my boss's lips, "Based on the work we have and project to come through, without new work, we'll only be able to continue as we are, without large changes, until Christmas."

In combo with this local article: After losing 19,000 jobs in the past 12 months, nearly 30,000 more are expected to vanish by late 2009, according to the latest short-term employment forecast by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Security (DEED).

I'm drowning here, I have no idea what I'm doing and haven't felt a sense of accomplishment in months. I know it's a combination of the learning curve and the economy, but I'm scared senseless. And now, and now, and now, I have to tell work I'm pregnant? And now, and now, and now we get to bring a child into this world with all of our uncertainty. If I've ever needed to cling to it before, I'm claiming that God's timing is perfect, because I certainly can not see it right now!

For those of you who do not know, Tony and I work for the same company. Yeah, I know. We're having fun at home making cases as to why one of us would be let go first over the other . . . the only thing we can agree on is that one of us will be the first to go. I'm all overhead and Tony's the least senior designer.

13 comments:

Mrs. A said...

Leah I am praying for you. God's timing is perfect and I know that He has a plan for your beautiful family. Keep your head up.

abby said...

You are totally justified in your stress and worry - these are turbulent times! I am praying for you, and of course you know that God has a plan :)

Andrea said...

Jeremiah 29:11

Hugs.

Chelsie said...

remember...God has a plan for you and everything will work out...as much as it seem it may not right now.

Freckles Chick said...

Oh L, I'm thinking of you guys! Take it one day at a time, love. Crossing my fingers for you.

Madeline said...

I personally can't say that everything is in God's timing...since I know He gave humans free will. The choices of others may not be His choice, but that's the draw back of free will.

I will say, He won't let you have thrown at you more than you can handle.....ever. You have the tools and the faith to overcome whatever obstacles, not God, but life/others may throw at you.

Don't worry about what hasn't happened yet :)

Leslie G said...

Leah, your situation is playing out to be just like mine! At our firm we had to cut back everyones hours because there just wasn't any work coming in. I was working 4 days a week. Now, I'm working 2 days. It sucks because, if I wasn't pregnant, I'd look for another job! I stressed and stressed, but THIS is a time to trust God more than any. We are brought through trials in life, but God never gives us more than we can handle. Trust that he will be the sole provider!
I am really sorry to hear this, I will be praying for you!

L Sqaured said...

I am praying for you and I know that thing will work out for the best. Its always hard to see, but hindsight is 20/20!

ka1t_lyn said...

All I can truly say is to pray. God's timing truly is perfect. No matter what He will provide for you! Best case though, I sure do hope more work comes in. If not, it will all work out in the end.

(I know that positive statements do not help much when you are concerned about your financial welfare, so I'll also say this: At least you have a degree, work experience, and faith-- those three things will get you through no matter what! :) )

HBee said...

Praying for you guys! God will provide!!!

Sea-Squared said...

Oh yipes. My prayers are with both you & Tony.

Jen said...

I was laid off at 7 months pregnant. While it was very stressful, it's also been a blessing too. I've gotten to spend the last four months home with my little boy, which I wouldn't trade for anything.

Mrs. McB said...

I'll be praying for you. Mr. McB is also without a job right now. So I know the feeling.

 

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