The good news is that I am going to be taking a break from the working world. I'll be home to aggravate the Rev, clean stuff that isn't really dirty, and re-organize so that he won't know where anything is. And of course, I plan to fit in some gym time, crafting, and cooking in there, as well.
The bad news is that this vacation is really called unemployment. My job is being eliminated due to the loss of a grant that funded a large portion of our afterschool program. Obviously, I don't work because I just love getting up and having somewhere to go each day, but rather because we have become quite fond of things like food, clothing, shelter...oh, and magazines, craft supplies, jewelry...OK, I digress...
I'm looking for a job, sending out resumes and just fretting in general. I have had a few return calls from resumes and applications, but nothing solid yet. I realize that I am not alone in all of this--many are suffering the same fate now--and we'll all get through it...eventually. I know that God's timing is perfect, so I'll wait for the right job to come along, but patience is a virtue in short supply in this gal!
If you are reading and you are a big believer in prayer, as we are, would you specifically pray for the following?:
- A job with equal or greater salary
- Health benefits--minister's are considered self-employed and our church doesn't offer health insurance for the Rev, so I need to be able to cover us both.
- Something local--the car doesn't do good on long trips and we aren't prepared to move right now.
- Sanity, peace, patience--you know all of those things that go right out the door when they let you go...
Seriously, thanks for your thoughts, prayers, and support during this time. That and God will get us through!