i am on a pause button-

Today, I looked back at my past {posts} the last couple of weeks and almost laughed-it's been about worms, rubbing lilly of the valley on my body, using year old pictures talking about summer...just pathetic posts.

I told Mr. Sandy Toes today that I couldn't go on blogging unless I could share my {life}-that is the theme of my blog. So my life right now is that my husband loss his job...he left on great terms but his company like every other company eliminated his position. It's reality for many.

Right now, I feel like we are on "hold"...waiting and praying. I went to the store after dinner and everyone was coming home from work...talking on their cellphones...etc.. I watched them and felt sick and worried. It's like I am on a pause button but the world is still going.

I am sure lessons will be learned. I guess it is how I use them...how I grow...maybe even how I forgive those who let me down along the way.


Mari said...

They haven't been pathetic posts!

I'm sorry you are going through this. We went through this once and it was a short time, but I know how stressful it can be. Praying a job comes quickly!

Jo said...

I'm so sorry you and your family are going through this very tough time. I'll keep you in my prayers.

This is life and you're keeping it real ~ that's why your followers like you. If I remember correctly, you even posted about this.

Praying for brighter days in the very near future.


Anonymous said...

Persevere! I can't imagine how scary that must be. I've often worried that my family will be next to get bitten by that bug, but I've learned that God is in control and is working at something for all of us. He knows what He's, and that's something to find comfort in. I hope you and your family are able to find answers soon. I know it must be tough. Hang in there!

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Em said...

Going through something similar... but not similar... Your post have been great (well, maybe a little gross too... WORMS!)... you make me laugh and smile ~ Praying for you!

April said...

Chris lost his job over a year ago. That time drew us closer than ever before. Plus, our faith in GOD grew stronger. We had to lean on Him to get us through that trying time...and trusting that he would make a new path for us. Six months to the day after he lost his job, he got hired by another company...and he's been so much happier! It truly has been such a blessing. So, keep trusting and believing that God has a plan for your lives and He will lead you in the right direction. Stay strong!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I have also enjoyed your posts!
I am praying for you-I know only because our 2009 was like that-It was a roller coaster of financial worry...and we are seeing the sun start to peek through-
Right now, I know that is of no comfort-but I promise you, you WILL look back and see how God carried your family, and how He gave you little blessings along the way...
The best advice my friend gave me last year-as I was SOBBING with worry-she said, "But can you guys get through today?" The answer was always yes.
Just focus on today, and let GOD worry about your tomorrows-
Love, me.

Oh, and Earthworms-Lucky you! :(

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Honey, I feel for you. But this is an almost every day occurrence for me. I have a job, but it doesn't bring in enough to make ends meet. So, I take in students.

But you know what, you can't worry about it. That will eat you up. I keep trusting that God will meet my needs (& He's never let me down). And I re-adjust my jealous attitude every time I get upset at what others have & I don't.

Being as happy as I can be and being thankful for each wonderful day that God gives me -- that's so much more important than money.

I'm praying that you'll find peace and comfort in this storm.

Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

I've enjoyed reading your posts!

I'm truly sorry to hear about your husband losing his job. I'll be praying for you and your family. I'm positive you and your family will weather this storm.

And it serves as an excellent reminder to me to be extra grateful and thankful for the things I have.

Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

heather said...

I have seriously enjoyed your most recent posts. About disections and your Mother's Day post pretty much brought me to tears.

I hope this "pause" won't last too long. We'll be praying for you.

whimzie said...

I know what you mean about posts not reflecting everything that's going on in your life. Sometimes I need to write about what's going on just so I can process it myself. Other times I write about light and fluffy stuff to take my mind off what's happening.

I'm certain you're anxious and concerned about what will happen. I'm praying that God will show up BIG in your family's life and you'll all be pleasantly surprised at the ways He shows Himself.

LuLu said...

I'm sorry you are having to go through this challenging time. I will keep your family in my prayers... don't give up keep the faith and I always enjoy your posts... earthworms and all!!!

Organized Chaos said...

Thanks for sharing this...will be thinking of your family and praying for the perfect new job to come quickly for your husband and peace of mind while you wait.

Loui♥ said...

on March 20, 2008, I lost my wonderful Banking job..
as I went to my car in tears to call my hubs, I finally reached him..
I said where are are you, how did the Dr appt go?'..to which he replied..
words which curdled my blood in to ice in my veins.."I am in the hospital, my doctor wheeled me over from his office and admitted me!" so I never mentioned my loss as I sped to his bedside. three hours later, he was in ICU, intubated, and fighting for his life!
after three months, he finally could return to work, with a backpack of oxygen strapped to his back. Did I mention he is a physician, one who was always active and athletic, played basketball all his life from jr high through college?
and that he had just closed his private practice and signed on with another group? talk about stress.. he was so afraid he would lose his job on top of everything else!
(they were so supportive during the entire ordeal!)Can you imagine what he has gone through? I told him he would be a positive role model for his patients..and he has.
After being released from the hospital after three weeks, i finally told him why I was continually at his bedside day and nite..that I had lost my job!
Even after collecting unemployment until that too ran out,I have not been able to find employment. Many applications and interviews..but age and nearly 20 years experience plays a big part of my being passed over for younger applicants.
After putting all of my woes into God's hands for guidance, I follow his lead..whatever he has in store for me will come in his own due time.
yes, things have been hard financially, but our faith is strong.
At least we still have our home,food,necessities and above all our love and sense of humor!
and lastly, I like all your followers do not find your blogs boring..i love visiting!
so smile..keep your face to the sunshine..and keep posting from your heart..
warmest hugs..laughing smiles..

Ruth said...

I am so sorry to hear that your husband lost his job. It is a very tough situation. Praying for you and your family.


Annikke said...

I have enjoyed reading your posts over the past few weeks, but now that you let us in on what has been going on I am surprised you were able to even blog about that stuff. I am sorry about your husband's job. I will keep your family in my prayers, I know this is a tough time.

AndreaLeigh said...

Sandy, I can't imagine your stress and worry. I will say a prayer for direction and guidance for your family. You are in my thoughts.

Unknown said...

Just wanted to encourage you that when you pause, the movie is still on, it's just waiting for you to push "play."

We've been in a pause mode this year too. It is hard when others are going, deciding, doing, and moving ahead.

But, there will be a day when God lets you push the "play" button again. That movie will start again at just the right moment.

One of the things I love to think about is that God is close behind the scene of things working, getting things ready, and planning my next adventure. When I wait, He's just making it that much better.

Praying for you to be encouraged today with HOPE!


Jena Webber said...

Wow! That must be difficult. Praying for peace through this difficult time. Asking the Lord for wisdom and direction for you.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mrs. Toe, I'm so sorry to hear this news. It is happening at an alarming rate. My niece just lost her job, and she's pregnant to boot.

I am praying right now that the Lord provides a job for your husband and that all will be well.

Don't ever apologize about sharing, whether it's stories about worms or stories about unemployment. All of these things are a part of life, and those who love you, love the light and will ride through the dark, scary places as well.

Please keep us posted.