Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Be Still My Soul

The Star of Bethlehem

DH was laid off yesterday. From a strong company with no troubles. It was just a "restructuring" from the parent company that had bought the smaller one. I'm struggling today -- I'll be more eloquent and more optimistic tomorrow. Those who know me well will know why this hurts me so much. Friends and family are rallying; we have felt their love and support already and it has meant more to us than my feeble words can say.  I love you. Thank you.

In the meantime, I'm going to take joy in finishing decorating the house for Christmas, and let the Christmas music soak into my soul. I want to focus on my little family, and make our home a real haven of peace, warmth and happy memories.

The Lord has been tender and watchful of our family. We know He will be again.

13 comments:

Rebekah said...

PSALM 23
1 THE LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

If there's anyone in this crazy, mixed-up world who deserves goodness and mercy it's you and your little family. We are praying for you all.

Elena said...

My thoughts are with you. Praying for a wonderful outcome!!!

Willy Happy Mama said...

"Trust in the Lord with all thy heart, lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge HIM and HE shall direct thy paths."~ My favorite Proverb. I wish you peace and comfort in this trying time my new friend.

Cory said...

We are all praying for you...most especially Brynley, and you know what happened to me when she was praying for me to get better so we could have another baby come to our family. :-) Love you!
Deb

Robyn said...

Oh, no!!! Not this! I'll be praying for you!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I think the hardest thing for us to deal with is "why". I am so sorry but know that you are loved and many are praying for your family. We never know what the Lord has in store for us and we never can know if sometimes we aren't knocked off the path once in a while to take a different path. Blessings!♥

Mrs. B said...

Oh Wendy, I'm so sorry to hear this! That's just awful. I'll pray for you. And I hope that your Christmas decorating brings you a little cheer.

linda said...

I'm so sorry to hear of this news. My husband retired almost a year ago and the timing couldn't be worse. It's truly not easy in this world today.

I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers these days.

Ruthie said...

Oh Wendy, I'm so sorry. I'm thinking of you and your family and hoping that something else will come along for your husband really soon. xxx

Anonymous said...

I am not religious, but I shall pray for your family as well.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Wendy! I just read your news and my heart fell for you. You've all come so far and struggled so much this decade...I'll be praying for grace in this new bend in the road...

Betsy

John & Michelle said...

Praying for you all in Illinois! We are in the same boat...lets just keep rowing together!

Heidi said...

Oh Wendy! Not again! I REALLY hate to hear this for many reasons, one terribly selfish reason being that our lives seem to run in a parallel universe and I'm already so afraid of Michael's job security (which isn't good being it's a very small company).

Oh sweet Wendy, it's SO not fair for you to have to go through all this again. I think we will be forever scarred by our past experiences and my heart goes out to all three of you!

I'm amazed at how you can still be so incredibly positive and open hearted in the midst of the heart-ache. You are an amazing woman and I know your family and friends realize this!

Hugs and love to you, John and Katie!