A Momentary Set-Back Along Life's Path
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I woke up at 5 am this morning, came out and set down at my laptop. I thought while I had the chance I would sign into Spark, check on my teams, and do a couple of things I know I needed to do. To be honest with you, my heart wasn't in it and I almost didn't come to the site. But I have been here long enough to know when I think the emotional help that I get here won't help the "funk" I am in, it's exactly the place I need to be. So I signed in and I will be signing out in a much more positive mood.
As some of you already know, my husband lost his job-like many have, just a few days ago. He had been an employee and a darn good one for General Motors for 14 + years. He was blind-sided. As far as rumor had went their department wasn't getting touched, he was a salary worker in a section usually not effected by the cuts. He went into work Weds. and in about what according to him was 35 seconds, 14 yrs ended with a white envelope. We are still in shock over it, it just was so unexpected. And by being in Michigan and with so so many others loosing their jobs as well, there just isn't any jobs to be had. (They cut 3400 jobs last week alone like my husbands at just General Motors).
I know we will make it, you do what you have to do to survive. However, I will be the first to admit that I am definitely human and it has thrown my emotions into overdrive. I'm laughing one minute, yelling another, crying next, followed by just a numbness. An here I thought I had my emotional eating under control. (I need to work on that some more I see) I've handed over my part of the car and am letting the team leaders I lead with do the driving. I feel like I need to be driven around for a few days.
Back to why I started this, Spark can be an awesome tool when we get set back in life. That's why everyone says the more involved you are the better the chances. From the encouragement that you get from people to keep your chin up and hang on to the " I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers" helps in ways I don't think you realize until you need them.
A special thanks to PLUMSHORT for the goodie and for all the emails she sends to help keep me grounded.
And to the Appalachain Trail Group - It was your campfire stories that provided me with a much needed chuckle and relaxation. I could just picture us all sitting around laughing, talking, and not worrying about a thing!!!
I have deceided to end this on a positive note by listing one good thing that may be come out of my husband loosing his job:
We currently live in Michigan at least 500 miles away from any family. We always said if something happened and we could move closer to one side or the other we would. The chances of him finding work in another state are alot better than here. So if it's meant maybe we will end up by family!!! After 15 & 8 years (him & me) without being around family, we definitely would like that!!!
I hope all of you have an awesome day and thank you for reading my mini book! lol