Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Gosh!!! Well...if you have been reading my other blogs (which I am trying to show some much needed love to) then you already know that David is having surgery in April and we are amidst preparations for that...... and I am losing weight! Woo hoo!

What you may not know is that as of Friday....I will be officially unemployed. Scary? Oh hell ya! But couldn't have come at a better time (as far as working into my life goes anyway). The little business that I have been working for the last couple of years is having to downsize yet again. The last downsize left us a two person show. Now it will be a one person show. Guess that counts me out. The current economy has truly made it tough on small businesses and I am sincerely hoping that November will bring on a much better "change" than the last four years have given us. (Sorry for the political throw out but I am not a happy camper right now). I will have to say has been a great job and I couldn't have had a better boss. He has been very flexible and very kind to me where my kids are concerned. He has worked with me on every occasion that my kids were sick, on the way to the ER or in the hospital. He has never once made me feel bad about being gone nor has he docked my pay. Aside from that...I loved the job. I am really going to miss it. However....God works in mysterious ways and this layoff comes at a time when I was going to have to take a great deal of time off anyway. At least this way I will not feel guilty for shirking my job responsibilities and I won't have to worry about rushing back to work after Davids surgery. I am left to focus completely on the task at hand and that is David, his surgery and his recovery. Yes...I won't lie, things will be tight in Lisaland, but then we have been here many times before. I do think however, that this is all falling into some sort of God's plan...and unlike human "plans" His ALWAYS work out. I am just along for the ride on this one.

Aside from being jobless....this does not mean I will be bored or without work. I have a great deal ahead of me preparing my house (holy schnitzel it needs cleaned), Davids new recovery bedroom and trying to make ahead and freeze meals so that I won't worry about feeding everyone when I am trying to care for David. There are so many little details that need to be ironed out and so much preparation that my lists have lists as to what needs to be done. Again all seems to be falling into place and I will actually have the time to make sure all is most everything should go just fine.

While I guess I should be absolutely full of apprehension right now especially since my life is nothing but one big ball of uncertainty...but I really am not. I am a little scared of David's pain after the surgery and being able to care for him properly, but other than that I am simply grateful. This opportunity for David is amazing and I am thrilled he is going to have surgery in one of the best hospitals in the country.

And not to worry....of course I am going to use a little of this time between now and his surgery to help myself a bit. I will have no excuses not to hit the gym and workout and I may even sneak in a nap now and then. I have to take care of me a bit in order to take care of everyone else and I don't mind admitting that.

Also...if anyone knows of anyone who wants a free lance writer to do short articles feel free to throw my name out. I work cheap (okay fairly cheap) and be sure to tell them I know a little about everything and a lot about nothing. That should make me a shoe in for any job....RIGHT???

Well..that is it for the latest updates! Please keep us all in your good thoughts and prayers and please...say an extra prayer that David turns out to be the miracle someone needs to see!


MarniJ said...

Your optimisn should be something for many to strive towards. You are such an inspritation to so many as to "Yeah the hits keep coming but there are good things too." I love that about you!!!!!
I am looking forward to hearing about your progress and Davids also!!! Love to all

Anonymous said...


You have many friends behind you and don't forget it. And yes, God is in control and His timing is always perfect. Your blog today is evidence of His love for ALL of us. Who thought that loosing a job could be a blessing? You did.

Now as far as the Occupier in the WH goes, his timing is completely imperfect. As a small business owner I'm working a lot harder for a lot less. And too many times I've 7 days in a row for weeks at a time. The same holds true for ALL of my clients. But we're still told the economy is better. Really? I have friends all around me seeing cutbacks, layoffs and businesses closing. Meanwhile the price of everything is going up a lot. Getting better? Certainly not.

But we'll get through this. And know that that God the Father's healing hands are upon David. He has blessed David with a wonderful mom who is a fighter and never gives up.

Our prayers are with you. God Bless,


Wendy S. said...

Lisa, I understand - right now I am home and have been for a few weeks and it is stressful but I also believe things happen in the right time and for the right reason. God's just making the way clear for you as you go through this journey. I'm right up the road if you need an ear or if there is anything I can do to help!

Anonymous said...

Love you Lisa and I love your spirit. Prayers always. God Bless You, David and Zackary.