Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Here We Grow Again

Once, several years ago, when faced with difficulties of some kind my husband replied to the Associate Pastor to whom we were speaking, "Here we go again."

"No," she responded authoritatively, "Here you grow again."

Her point was not lost on us. We knew she was referring to the fact that during the more trying times of life we have the opportunity to dig deep, press in to God, hold tight to our courage, and...grow. Either that or shrink back in paralyzing fear and take a passive and unproductive stance.

I cannot remember what particular problem we were facing at that time but I do know this: We've faced many problems and have repeatedly made the choice to grow forward. That's just what we do.

It's what we will continue to do.

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the LORD delivers him out of them all."
Psalm 34:19

Today we learned that Ron has lost his job due to RIF (reduction in force). The company he was employed with is fairly small and has been struggling financially. They had to make the decision to let some people go. Ron was one of several. This comes at a bad time (although I don't know that there is ever a good time to unexpectedly lose your job).

Needless to say, this is tough. Right now there are a whole host of unanswered questions. We will seek God for the answers and do what we must to get things back on track. All prayers on our behalf are greatly appreciated. We trust that things will work out for the best.

And we know that all things work together for good to those
who love God,
to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

That being said...Here we grow again!



Anonymous said...

So, this is a 'Blog.' Quite interesting, now that I've figured out how to open it. As your mom, let me state out front, "Nice writing." But then, you have always been good at putting things in writing, along with several other wonderful qualities you possess.
Regarding initials behind one's name, I'll have to disagree. You have certainly earned your Masters degree in Operational Management (M.O.M.), and I'm quite proud of the fact you have. Don't slack up yet, your sister Tasha is hot on your heels (after a slow start) toward attaining hers.
Now, about those 'blog names' for my babies - I'll have to get used to them, however fitting. I think I must have a burp in my computer screen or something. I could find nowhere in their descriptions the words precious, cherished, or treasured. Words which are, in the opinion of this unbiased grandma, fundamental descriptors of these children.
I like your view of recent events in your life. Sometimes on the pathway of life, we get to a corner before realizing the opportunity (or need) to make a turn. It may appear scary when not expected, but when we get to our next destination (Note: "next"), we can look back and say, "WOW! I really turned a corner that day."

I love you, daughter and I'm proud of you. Kiss my babies.

And that, 2 cents, it that.


Anonymous said...


I'm so sorry to hear that. Has he been offered out-placement? It is often offered when companies must choose RIF. They refer him to a search firm, pay for it and provide references. If not, he should join up with a head-hunting firm immediately. The hiring company pays.