Tell me if there’s anyone who didn’t experience down times in the past year. I guess we do every now and then in different aspects that could affect our married lives. So I guess it’s right to include this theme as we remember 2011.
And remember to share with us the things you’ve learned when you went through trying times together.
As cliche as it may sound, but in every dark cloud, there’s another cloud. haha! I mean, there’s a sunshine after the rain.
Down times for our marriage and family life came this year in September when we learned that hubby was part of the downsizing in the company that he’s been working for.
There were good times and there were bad. They paid him of course. And what we thought would reach January 2012 is gasping for breath in November 2011.
Hubby’s job hunting became really trying. He has an edge when it comes to expertise and experience in his field. But weeks, months and there’s no call from the companies who interviewed him.
We thought of the worse already…the what ifs. What if hubby can’t find a work until our fund is depleted. How about the kids’ schooling? What if we can’t pay for our home and we get evicted. Are we going to stay back with his parents? He said, he could do construction work which I laughed about. Giving up this home shot my heart. The thought of us leaving this home brought me sad tears.
He contacted his friend in Singapore already and offered him of free accommodations until he finds work. Which he promises are abundant.
We waited and continued to pray everyday…together. At times, in tears. Until, after two months, hubby received a good job offer. He needn’t go miles away
When the door closes, a bigger door opens.
1. God showed us that we need to trust in his power. That He knows everything and He knows the best for us. And that we shouldn’t worry for tomorrow. If not for this situation, hubby wouldn’t have a paying freelance job that continues to give him extra income til present aside from his regular job.
2. He showed us that anything can be taken out from us in a snap. So we need to value our job, our families, our relationships. Do your best in everything you do, especially in your jobs. Coz that’s where He put you. And you don’t know until when you’ll have it.
3. Be open to your spouse. Be vulnerable. If not, hubby and I might have had bumps everyday. Coz admit it or not, inside you, you’re both pressured and stressed of the worries of life.
Shucks! I didn’t expect I’d have a lot to say about this topic. How about you?