Saturday, February 14, 2009


You know, sometimes it is just flat hard to be a mom.

Our youngest son and his wife are expecting their first child in August. We are ecstatic! DIL is one of three girls, our son is one of three boys. As our son put it last night, they win whatever! As we have only one granddaughter out of our other six grandchildren, you can imagine what I would like, but truly, healthy is great. Although there is a bounty out for the first red haired granddaughter-she will write her own ticket!

Anyway, about three weeks ago, DIL was laid off due to the economy. She took it well, and our son was only a little worried. Then, last week, he was laid off. Dag nab it! I am really trying not to get too upset and worry. TBO asked me why I was so gloomy when we heard the news and I said, well, what about the kids and the baby? I am just concerned about them. He said, "Well, we did it, didn't we?" I answered that with, "That was us, these are my babies!" Such logic.

It all comes down to trusting in the One Who has always taken care of us. Shortly before TBO and I were married I read Psalm 37 and I felt the words "I have been young, and now I am old, and I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor their seed begging bread" were written to me personally. I, for the most part, don't feel very righteous most of the time, but I do have close to 35 years of walking with TBO and seeing the Lord provide. I just need to look back, remember, and be thankful. I know that God knows where my son and DIL are, and they will be all right.

1 comment:

Snooty Primadona said...

I'm so sorry to hear about both of them losing their jobs. It couldn't come at a worse time for them. However, I remember the lean years as being the best and our parents got by on much less at the same age than we did.

I think everyone is going to have to learn to live more frugally. In my entire life I've never heard of so many layoffs & cutbacks.

Gee... I wonder if any of this has to do with all of the out-sourcing being done. That's what I think anyway.

The thing that really ticks me off is companies that made profits last year are even cutting back. What is it with everyone jumping on the cutting back wagon? The Almighty Buck, that's what!

I'll keep them in my prayers...