Tuesday, December 09, 2008

one more trial...

i have been going back and forth on whether to post this. but, as i have said before, i want this blog to be a record of our lives (among other things).
a few weeks ago, stephan found out that he would be laid off on 12/12. i think i have been in complete denial over the whole thing. it stinks. truly. no severence package, no holiday turkey, nothing. i know it's happening all over to lots of people, but when it happens to your family, of course the whole experience is intensified. right before christmas. ugh. he has been looking diligently for a job, but so are many other people and jobs are few and far between. i have been asking myself why. why so many things have happened over the past six months. i think part of the reason is to strengthen our/my faith. i have been praying now more than ever and turning completely to Heavenly Father. i don't know what else to do. i know that there is purpose in this. i know it is part of the plan. somehow, there is a reason. i am so totally thankful for my many blessings, and i can't remember being more thankful than at this time of trial. we are all healthy. i have an amazing marriage to a wonderful man. i have three awesome children that teach me daily to appreciate the simple things. we have a home. we have food, heat, running water, a washer and dryer. we live in a great country where we enjoy freedom - everyday. we have the best extended family. i have great friends that are ALWAYS there for me! it is christmastime, and the world is a joyous place to be right now. but more than all of that, i am so thankful for my Savior, Jesus Christ. i am thankful for His Atonement. i feel His love in my life, and i know that we are going to be taken care of.

10 comments:

Mindy said...

I'm so sorry, Kim. But your words were so encouraging and positive and I admire your faith.

Olivia said...

I'm so sorry you are going through this. But you have the exact right perspective about things. I'll be praying for you and your family as well. Thanks for the reminder of blessings even in times of trials.

Jandi said...

What a great attitude you two have. You WILL be blessed!

Alyssa said...

I am so sorry to hear this! I will be praying for you and your family. God is in control, and although he doesn't often do things the way I think he should, he has a way of taking care of us. (((hugs)))

Stacey said...

I am so sorry....

Adventures In The Land Of Hahl said...

great attitude kim! sorry that you guys are going through this. somehow, someway it will all work out.

Kim Luck said...

Sorry yet another trial. I wish you guys didn't have to go throught this as well. I know you guys are strong though and will get through this.

Natalie* said...

oh kim - i've been thinking of little else but y'all ever since i heard your news - i only wish there was something i could do to help. hugs and love to you.

Angie Fellows said...

I am SOO sorry Kim! You will definitely be in my prayers. Trials always seem to come in bunches don't they? Your attitude is truly inspiring. I need to be better about always looking for blessings.

Toria said...

Kim, I'm so sorry. You guys will be in our prayers. Way to keep proper perspective.