Thursday, March 18, 2010

Random act's of kindness and then the other shoe falls!

In times of darkness I need to think of the good things that come my way so I don't go totally crazy. I had this light and fluffy post ready to go up about these amazing friends and people in my life and how these random acts of kindness of made me smile and thank God I have them!

So I start with the special and the amazing stuff before I start with the other shoe that dropped and rocked my world today!

Last week I received two amazing thought gifts! First was when I posted the giveaway for the $25 GC and the box tops I was saving for Cole's school. My post automatically post to my facebook account where a dear friend from High School who I have not seen in 8 years!!! You contact me and guess what, she had 150 box tops to give to me!!! I know isn't that so cool! She even lives very close and said she'd drop them off. Isn't that the best, and on her way here she stopped by a friends and picked out even more!!!

Then the next day I open up my mail to find a special envelope from my poser friend Amy sent me the best coupons and get this 2 recipes!!! She is not a pork eater (I know she's silly) and as you know pork I cook a lot here!
Thank you Ladies I love you!!

A while back my boss asked me if I needed any days off this summer, currently working 6 days a week and she was so kind to think about needing a Saturday off. The only dates I could think of where the boys birthday party days! I told her the dates and that I was planning on having Cole's Party at the Children's Museum again. Today she asked me about it to make sure she had the date right, I let her know that I believe so I was just waiting on scheduling Cole's because you have to pay it in advance. So guess what this sweet woman did! Yes you guessed it she gave me the gift of taking care of the party. I can't tell you enough what an angel my bosses are. They are the most amazing people I have ever met and I am truly blessed to be able to work with them! She just knows how to make me cry, the other day she had me in tears again about how she would trust me with her kids. She's so like me and we don't trust many with our kids, and I can't tell you enough how much that meant to me! I'm a gushing mess today, this was just the most amazing gift I could receive and just that kind words that are always said to me.
Then when I think I'm just over joyed with not having to worry about paying for Cole's party the shoe drops on my world. Sometimes I think God gives you a bright light before the bad comes so you can remember that you are blessed and take each step one moment at a time. It just wouldn't be my life if everything went smooth. I've always had the worst timing if one part of my life is going well something has to happen, the dryer dies, then the washer, the roof will leak, Cole will get in trouble at school etc ... always the way it goes. The saying take the good with the bad is truth in my world. So after this amazing news from my boss, Rick get's a text from his boss? Which is really weird asking him to come in 1 1/2 hours early. He had a bad feeling, we're wracking our brains, he's had the top #'s since he's started. But in the grand skeem of things his job let him go :(. It was a complete sock it came for the higher ups and his boss was in tears telling him the news. So here we are barely making with our two salaries and now we're down to mine! My amazing boss swooped in again and offered me more hours, which is great but that now puts me at 7 days a week! For a temporary fix it will work out perfect just not long term, I told Rick this and he's like why would it be bad? UGH dude I'm already working 6 days a week, taking care of kids, bills, the house and everything else!!! Some days I think I may loose my mind!

Please say a prayer for Rick and finding a new job quickly! Thankfully his 2nd job is giving him hours but of course it's half the pay but it's money coming in! I had him get right on the internet looking for jobs. He's just so frustrating, I love him but he always seems that something happens and it's not his fault. This time it may just that but here we go again finding him a new job. I really would love for him to find that place that he stays at until he's done. Me I'm a stick to a place until I die or you kick me out :).

I know God will bring something better for us and it will all work out. I have faith I'm just a nervous Nelly about how long it may take until he gets a job. Lord give me strength I need it now!



  1. Oh honey you'll both be in my prayers. I do hope that he finds another job quickly I know how hard it is on one income.

    I also want you to know that you are such an inspiration to me and I'm sure to others. There are some days that I am terrified to graduate college because I'm so afraid of having to find a job and try to balance everything I have going on now with a job added to it, but you make it look so easy and that gives me hope that I can do it too.

    Hang in there honey it can only get better from here!

  2. You are without a doubt one of the women I respect the most. I really wished we lived closer to each other so I could help take care of your boys. You know I will pray for you. I wish I could do more!!!

    (btw--those are some pretty awesome people in your life)

  3. I am so sorry. I hope he finds something very soon.
    Goat hugs

  4. So sorry to hear about his job loss. You are in my thoughts

  5. I am so sorry! I know how stressful it can be on one income - especially if you are the only one left working. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'll be praying for you both.


  7. Hugs honey! You will make it through. I know it doesn't bring in money, but maybe Rick could take over the kids while you are working, or prepare a meal or two here and there? I don't know if he'll go for that but it might be worth having a serious sit down with him to talk about.
    Some more hugs, cuz you might need extra today.

  8. you are such a kind lady, admired by all and very sweet, have avgreat day mom and thanks for visiting me xx

  9. I am so sorry!! I hate it when the world rocks. Mine has lately also so I can sympathize with you. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care!! Sending lots of hugs your way!!

  10. Your bosses are angels! What a fabulous thing to do for you- the party and the hours!

    And I will say a prayer that he finds a job quickly.

    Hugs, my friend.

  11. sounds like you have some pretty awesome and special ppl in your life.. they make it all worth it!

    and now.. to the other- try to not worry too much, things WILL work out.. 2009 was ONE MORE TOUGH yr for hubby and i.. he was layed off TWICE.. i know, right?.. but now he's at a job thats better than any of the other.. THINGS WILL WORK OUT.. email me if you ever NEED ANYTHING OR JUST TO TALK.. i'll be there..

    thinking and praying for you my dear..

  12. My sister, who is host of Heck of A Bunch, recommend I follow this blog and I can see why. You have lots of great giveaways and interesting posts. I'm new to the blog world and hope to "meet" new people.
    By the way, that's great about the Box Tops. Those are always great to have for schools.

  13. We've know I'm praying. Anytime sister, anytime - my email is always open!!!!

  14. Oh my Poser friend,

    Thanks for the shout out today. I am so sorry to hear about Rick. I know there is a job waiting for him. Your boss is amazing. I hope you have a great evening. The poser is out today stop by when you can..

  15. Everything will work out! God knows your needs (remember the great blessing with the job you have now!!!). Keep the faith! Hugs!

  16. Oh Alexis, I am so sorry. Please know that I will be praying for Rick. I will be praying for you too. God is good and he will see you through this storm.

    How wonderful your boss is. She is truly a blessing.

  17. I am so sorry that Rick lost his job. I'll be praying that he finds something else soon. You're such an awesome person - I only wish good things for you and yours. You deserve them!

  18. You have so many wonderful people in your life! All that happened is so neat!

    I am still praying for Rick to find something quickly. I know God is watching over you and your family! :-)

  19. oh girlie ((HUGS)) hope he finds something soon and that everything will be ok!

  20. You know I am here for you always. I love you sweetie!

  21. You are right -- take the good with the bad. The blessing of having that party covered and taken care of to knowing your life and everything is all your "burden" now. I will keep you guys heavy in my thoughts and prayers for a quick turn around with the job front. That's gotta suck! I've been laid off totally out of the blue and my boss was in tears too... but it was all secret underhanded things going on at the corporate office when they reclocated the entire department I was working in without letting even her boss know about it. It was so sad! She wound up quitting there just b/c she was sick of it all. So, maybe this is a blessing in disguise! While he's looking -- he can be there on the other hours he's not working to HELP!

    AND... I don't know anyone that collects box tops but I will certainly save mine up for ya! :) We use lots of the cereal and crescent rolls and I know they're on those. :)


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