I think I’ve learned my lesson. When Dave calls me in the morning (earlier than he usually makes contact with me) I should just know it is not going to be good. It was about 6 months that he called to let me know if his melanoma diagnosis. This morning it was to inform me that he has been laid off – last day tomorrow. Yip, those morning phone calls are bad news (literally)!
We knew Dave’s company was struggling, but thought we had a little more time or that it might possibly turn around. But that’s what it is!!
I kind of feel like I am going through the stages of grieving for the loss of our ward and Dave’s job. I’ve made it farther along in the process over our ward and am just starting the process with unemployment. I was feeling fairly angry about the ward boundary changes, until last night. We had “new” ward party and it was really nice to get to know or re-know the new folks in our ward. They are all super friendly and are excited that we are bringing so many kids with us – we are doubling the size of their primary. When it comes to Dave’s job I think I’m still in denial. I don’t really want to deal with this stress right now and am bugged that we made such an investment in this company and it hasn’t panned out as it we had hoped. But isn’t that just like anything in life. It is just another reminder that we are not in control; our Heavenly Father has a greater plan and we just have to trust that through the trial comes great blessings.