I was laid off last October because of a reorganization and downsizing in the mental health system here in Oregon. It was a blow; however the Holy Spirit promted me to take stock and look at all the things that I had put off because I “didn’t have time” for them. I began applying myself to these things:
Spend time with my husband’s parents and helping them with chores, doctor’s visits, etc
Learning how to make Rosaries
Cleaning up the Clutter around me
Volunteering at Church
Scanning old family photos
Spending time with my 20-year old son
Since that time my father-in-law has been at the hospital for apparent heart problems. I drove my mother-in-law back and forth. I helped my mother-in-law clean out her spare room. I mopped floors and washed dishes at their home. I spent time praying with them and playing with them.
My husband lost his job at the end of Janauary. Last week his mother went to the hospital with an abcess in her liver. My husband had been to the hospital and now the care facility daily. I have been their for the past 4 days.
When looking at our job losses, I can’t help but think that God has a plan for us. God knew we would be needed. Everyday, many times a day I tell myself that Our Father will provide for us.
Are there any of you who have experienced this kind of loss and this kind of blessing?