When All Else Fails....Blog

My day has not gone as planned....although I can't say it is completely unexpected.

As of this morning I am no longer gainfully employed....I will not go into details about it...those aren't important....

So now I am making plans. What will I do next? I was not happy where I was, I do think in the long run this will be a blessing, I am just in fear of how we will manage financially. We should be ok for a few months, I just pray I can find something by then.

In the meantime I will be sewing my heart out....and maybe I will throw my hand back into blog design...I really did enjoy doing it, I just didn't have the time to keep it up or really improve as much as I needed to.

I think you will be seeing a lot more of me, I will be more present on your blogs, a better commenter...

I am also asking for your help. Mostly I am ok, I know we will be fine. In the grand scheme of things this is far from the worst thing that could ever happen to me and my family. But I also know at times this will be hard. I don't expect to be happy about it 24/7. Every now and then I might ask for your support, even just some kind words, and maybe a little company... although mostly I will probably be aksing all of my SAHM buddies some tips tricks and advice, I will soon be finding myself as an unexpected SAHM of two adorable and active little boys.

so....since I really hate ending a downer of a post without something happy to share....take another look at my sweet and lovely little boys....I am excited to be able to spend more time with them in the immediate future!!


  1. Oh No! :-( It sounds like you are having a good attitude about it all, but I'm still sorry it happened.

  2. I agree with Heidi...at least you have a good attitude. Hang in there Liz...something will come in your direction.

  3. Hang in there - glad you're looking at the bright side. What a blessing to spend this time with your two sweet boys! I'm jealous :)

  4. Oh my friend, your blogging SAHM buddies are here for you. Never fear! The change to being with your kids can be challenging so definitely ask for advice when you need it.

    Plus, I think you might enjoy the reprieve. Summer is almost here. It is a great time of year to be around more at home. :)

    Chin up! We'll get through this together.


  5. I think you have a great attitude about it. If you find yourself lonely over lunch for the next couple of weeks while the boys are still in daycare maybe I can bring by something good to eat!!

  6. Liz, you can come and hang out with Cade and me!

    I definitely have tips and tricks if you ever need any. Also remember, coupons are your friend. :-) (I am a coupon monster)

    I am praying wholeheartedly for you and your family.


  7. I just said a prayer for you. I hope you enjoy your unexpected time with your boys. I prayed that you will have peace and find the strength you need. I never planned to be a SAHM but I have been for 8 years now...and now I have 4 kids (!). Ask away, I am sure I have gained some wisdom along the way.

  8. I'm so sorry that you are losing your job unexpectedly. :( I'm sure things will turn out even better for you in the long run. *hugs*

  9. Oh, Liz, I'm so sorry! I know your job was stressful and you were unhappy there. Perhaps this is God's way of closing one door so he can open another. Praying that God will place you in the perfect job...one you will love.


  10. You will love being at home with your babies. I am a stay at home mom -- I now homeschool my kids. We live on one income yes it is hard to live check to check but we manage. I started homeschooling four years ago and I love it. I wouldn't change being at home for nothing. If you ever need to talk I'm here just e-mail me. I also have a chat though google that I talk with some of the other ladies.
    God Bless

  11. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your job. I can completely relate to you here. After being laid off (too long ago already), I found myself immediately a SAHM. I love it so much, and I dread the day that I have to go back to work, even though I know it is necessary.

    I will say that you should embrace the highs and lows of emotions you will go through.....I went through all of it....okay with it having happened, denial, frustration and anger, more denial, more feeling fine that it happened and knowing there must be a reason.

    My big advice would just be embrace all of those emotional stages you may go through, and know it's part of the process when dealing with such a big life change.

    One challenge for me has been that I never feel like I can really settle into the SAHM role. I want to be able to, but knowing that at any moment I may be headed back to the workforce, it has been hard to embrace the SAHM role fully knowing it's only temporary.

    Hang in there! You will make it through it. Share what's working for you with me....I'm still learning:)

  12. Oh Liz sorry about your job. But maybe it's a blessing? I'm here if you need anything:)

  13. Oh Liz - hugs!!! I hope things work out for you even better in the end after this!

  14. I'm SO sorry Liz. I know you weren't happy with your job, so hopefully something really good will come out of this. You will be in my prayers.


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