Monday, December 15, 2008

Heavy Heart

It's really amazing how quickly life can change in mere minutes. If someone had asked me this morning before 9 am how my life was going, I would have answered, "Great!" After 9 am I'd have to answer, "Tough." My husband was laid off this morning due to financial cutbacks at the company he was working for. And I'm scared. Financial stress is something I don't handle well at all and we seem to have our share of it. Lots of it is from the consequences of our own mistakes. But, some of it lately seems to be really bad luck. Our last 3 years have been real struggles. First a lay off, then a company that had no money (and still owes him back pay), now another lay off. I'm ready for this to end.

How can I choose joy and gratitude this Christmas? I have to for my kids' sake.

Here it goes. I'm going to post everyday something I'm grateful for starting today.

Today I'm grateful for the gorgeous snow that so rarely falls in the desert.


The Wades said...

Cari, I'm so very sorry! I can't imagine what you guys are going through right now. You will definitely be in our prayers. I will pray big, hairy prayers of prosperity and peace! Love ya

Cindy said...

Today I'm grateful for friends like you.

We'll be praying for you. God will walk you through it. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this.