Friday, September 18, 2009

All you need is...

Hello!! I really haven't had the desire to do blogging lately. These last few weeks have been good and emotional at the same time. I know I am not the only one with a husband laid off. But I just need to vent. It is hard!!! I know we have been so blessed. So many tender mercies in our life, but sometimes it is just hard to stay positive every single day. I have slipped a couple times and been sad. Sunday I knelt in my room and wept. I cried like a baby. It felt so good when I was finished.
I hadn't cried for such a long time. I have been holding things in for a long time.
So, tonight I have new emotions. My husband had had 4 interviews with a company and found out today that we didn't get the job. We both cried together.
It has been four months since my husband has been out of
work. I would like to share some of the lessons I have learned. Mostly, so I don't forget what I have learned.
  • It isn't how much money you have, it is the memories you create.
  • Knowing how others will feel. I now have empathy for others and I will know what I can do to serve them better.
  • Life is about improving and trials are here to give us the chance to improve.
  • The Lord does know my needs. It is true that he gives us those things we need through others.
  • It's not what I live in, it is what I do with it that counts. Make what I have beautiful, don't worry about having better things.
  • We can create memories without a lot of money.
  • It will be alright!!!
  • Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. The great thing about chocolates is they are always sweet.
  • I do need love in my life. Having a love for my little family helps keep me going each day. Gives me something to get up for and work hard.
I could probably keep going and going and going and going. But it has to end sometime.
Well, thanks for letting me vent, share, whine, murmur whatever it is called. I am entitled to do it, right? LIFE IS GOOD, JUST HARD SOMETIMES!!!
Go here for an inspirational thought from one who knows best...COME WHAT MAY, AND LOVE IT.


Cherie said...

Janice I cannot imagine how tough this trial is for your sweet family. As the mom you have to be courageous for your children and like you said sometimes you just have to cry.
I wish I could give you a big hug.
I admire how you find the positive and keep plugging along when it is hard.
Please know that this blog friend is praying for you.
Have a Peaceful Sunday!

Janice said...

Thank you so much Cherie. You made me cry again. So kind of you to say.

Angie said...

I love you Janice and I can so realate with you guys right now! Its hard to be strong all the time and especially to have others judge that your not doing everything humanly possible to make things work out. I know things will work out because the lord will never leave us at our time of need. One of my favorite quotes is:
Live today fully and you create a lifetime of meaningful memories! Keep your chin up and know there so many praying for you. I put your name in the temple:)

Small House said...

OH NO!!!! I thought for sure he'd get that job. SERIOUSLY...I just new it. Or I was wishing so hard it felt like he would. I've changed my email from the old. I'll email you soon with my new one.
Have a good day. Sorry your heart is sad.

Jolene (and my sweet husband Kevin) said...

I'm so sorry. Lots of hugs and prayers coming your way. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Janice,
I am sorry to hear your husband did not get the job and please know you are not alone, I totally understand how you feel. I have a part time job, however I heavily rely on my freelance translations to help me make ends meet and I have had none in months, so it is a struggle to make money last from week to week.
I too try to keep my faith and believe soon things will get better, however, I agree with you: sometimes is just VERY hard not to be sad/angry/upset/down.
I send you peaceful thoughts - today being international peace day - and pray you find the strength you need daily.

QuiltedSimple said...

I'm so sorry you're going through this - I'll be praying for you and yours!!! Have a good cry when you need to - YOU DESERVE IT.