Tuesday, June 16, 2009

From Homeless to Jobless...We need your prayers!

This is just an update...sorry there are no pictures...we still don't have internet at our house! (That is a long story and a nasty side note to Digis!)

Well, we finally got into our awesome house! Seriously it ROCKS!!! There are some minor things that need to be fixed (an annoying toilet, a green wall that is at least 20 ft high!, and dirty walls that just can't come clean...they will need a fresh coat of paint!) But we are enjoying our gigantic backyard (it took Jason an hour to mow!) and all of the space!

Anyway, we were two days into loving our house when Jason called me on my way back from the OB/GYN (we find out what flavor of munchkin we are having on the 30th!!!!) and told me that he was laid off! My first reaction was "Are you kidding me?" Then all the thoughts of -we just purchased a house, we still own our condo, I am having a baby soon and our insurance ends in August, and did I mention that we just purchased a house? SERIOUSLY!

Well, it turns out that the boss (who I refuse to waste my time on...but who I think should seriously find a new job!), hired 1 too many social workers and Jason was ousted! Not that he was bad, but they just didn't have enough money to pay for two new social workers (even though Jason was hired first!) and the other social worker had more experience with the area and with the medical side of social work. We are just counting it as a blessing because who wants to work in an unstable environment with a fickle boss?! So that is the story about the layoff! I am still in shock, but we are trusting in the Lord that this is what was meant to happen.

This is how we see it:
1. We would have never moved to Idaho if it were not for this job. But for some reason we feel that we are supposed to be here. Heavenly Father wants us here, we just don't know why yet. Our ward here is awesome! Seriously, the nicest people!
2. Jason was laid off after we got the house because we would have just bailed and moved back to Utah. Most of our friends live there and it would have been so much easier! So Heavenly Father knew that we would need a few paychecks and a house to keep us we are not moving!
3. Jason always wanted to work in the Hospice field, but didn't know that it was going to be so much case management and so little interaction with people that he could counsel. Heavenly Father knew that without a taste of Hospice, Jason would always wonder if that was where he was supposed to be. He is a born counselor, so hopefully his new job will be more up his alley!

We are remaining positive and we know that everything will work out. There is a reason for everything and I can't wait to find out the reason for this! I just know that Jason is going to find an amazing job that will suit our family better than his old job! Know that we love you and we really need your prayers!


Laura said...

Wow...what an adventure your little family is on! You are in our prayers! Jason is a talented and smart guy, he'll find something soon!

ps-on a sidenote, I'm excited to find out if you'll be needing pink or blue:)

Mo said...

Oh my word! How stressful! You will be in our prayers.

Cassidy said...

KBirch...I mean Dinger,
I am sorry that things are a bit crazy now, but what an example of a positive attitude!! I can't wait to see pics of Tori. I bet she has changed since I last saw her. You will be in my prayers. Oh, and ps I am thinking PINK.

Kyle and Lesley said...

You are amazing! I can't believe what an incredible attitude you have- then again, it's you, so yes I can. We will keep you in our prayers. Something fantastic is going to work out. I just know it!

Shumway's said...

Kendin, I am so sorry to hear about your frustrating ordeals! Rick and I went through a horrible patch like that where everything around us was just constantly getting harder and harder. We were solid, but it felt like with his father so ill, a bum landlord, possible layoffs, a baby on the way and me being so sick (just to nake a few trials) we would just loose it! Well, it was frustrating and hard but in the end we are happy and things worked out in each case. Just hang in there. Blog about it as often as possible and when the lord kicks it up a notch just remember the blessings are around the corner. Remember Laquila? That was rough at times but we were blessed immensely down the road, right? Good luck hun, and remember you always have a friend that wants to and is willing to help. If you ever need anything, cash, friends, a place to crash, we have connections all through that area. Just know that we are happy to lend/give anything you need should you need it. Love ya!!!

Marc and Kim Wheeler said...

We will keep you in our prayers. With your faith and attitude, you guys will make it work some how.....the Lord will bless you. We miss you guys and little Tori!! I am excited to hear what you are having. I find out on the 26th! :)

Melissa L. said...

You're amazing. I'm inspired by your optimism. BTW, are you guys renting out the condo while you look for someone to buy it? If so, great. If not, that'd be a good way to offset some of the mortgage costs. (And I could suggest a renter for you.) Sarai nelle mie preghiere!

Sawyers Family said...

I am just SICK at this story. It seemed like you guys were finally going to get a break! But you do have the right attitude towards it all!
And I can't wait to find out what you're having!

Mari said...

Oh my gosh, you sound so calm. I would be FREAKING out! Kudos to you for looking on the bright side and being able to go with the Lord's plan for you. We will certainly be praying for you!

The Spendloves said...

Don't know if I ever told you, but we went through this last year. The twins were 4 weeks old and the company Shawn was working for filed for bankruptcy. He had no warning at all and he was 3 months from his eMBA graduation. Let's just say it was a stressful time. We learned a lot and figured out how to live on a lot less money. Overall, it was a really good experience for us... not fun, but good. Email me if you ever want to discuss!