Unemployed - Day 1

In only 24 hours time, I have been given an endless supply of support concerning the loss of my job yesterday.

#1 Ian took the news in stride. Yes, there was a tiny freaking out session, but we calmed and started brainstorming. Then when I woke up this morning in a renewed state of panic and sadness -- Ian understood. He was in my same position only 7 months ago. What a blessing to have a sympathetic partner. He, like me, doesn't know what we are going to do, but I think he's been blessed with the same faith that things will work out just fine. Walking blindly isn't his style, nor mine. Heavenly Father will help us though. We have the power to pray over this problem and find an answer.

#2 After a wonderful conversation with a truly amazing friend this morning, I posted the below Matthew 6 scripture on Facebook to comfort my former co-workers who are in the same situation. I've had quite the response in my email and also many phone calls from concerned friends. It feels good to be loved and supported when all your brain wants to do is breakdown and accept your own I'm-not-good-enough vibes.

#3 I had emailed a good friend and former co-worker about my situation last night. This morning she reported back that her manager (who told me 9 years ago that I was welcome back any time) wants to help me. He just has to get approval from the executives. It would be lesser pay, but the kindness of the offer is so appreciated.

#4 My girlfriends in the neighborhood have offered their services for when job interviews come up and Liam will need tending.

#5 My Dad said he wants to pay for plane tickets so Liam and I can go visit Indiana while I'm not working.

#6 My father-in-law gave me some good advice about stretching our money with the help of unemployment when the severance runs out.

The list could go on. Besides all the contact with loving friends and having a fun day off with Liam... I've accomplished a lot in the job search. I am registered with two placement agencies, filed my unemployed status with the state and I've applied for so many jobs already. It was a busy day.

Thank you to everyone for your supportive notions and love. My cup runneth over.


Anissa said...

WONDERFUL! You sound refreshed and so positive. Way to go!

RCRambling said...

I know it may not be much comfort, as words can't always offer that, but I still believe there is something better out there for you and that this is truly a blessing in disguise.

I'm here for you, as you know, and just wish you lived closer to me.

The NON-Superwoman said...

Praying for a ram in the bush for you! Love the positive outlook and the peace that passes all understanding!

Ashley said...

Such an awesome attitude. My Emie will be three in July. Jeremy has lost 4 jobs since she was born. We believed they were stepping stones building up to something great. (still haven't seen it but....) When he lost the third job I had a mental breakdown of sorts. But, this time when we were given an ultimatium to buy the practice or be replaced by someone who would, I felt strangely calm. I know it was because the change in my attitude. I know losing a job is hard because of the income, but it can be emotional because of the co-workers you will miss too. I hope you find something soon. And...if I lived by you I would watch Liam in a second, he is such a doll.

Robin said...

Oh Gina! I will keep you in my prayers as well. What uplifting scripture references in such a time as so many around the country are experiencing the same thing. I am so confident that you will not be unemployed for long an din the end this may turn around to be a great blessing for you and your family. I love you.

David said...

You are in our prayers. I hope everything works out well for you guys!

Yvonne said...

You definitely have the right attitude. Knowing the Lord is mindful of us is always so helpful.


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