Just last week we were excitedly announcing to everyone about my husband's awesome new promotion.
Yesterday his entire department was told that their location is being closed. He was offered a new position if we relocate to their office in Illinoise, and there are few prospective positions he can apply for in the only other department at his current location, here in Washington.
Around 40 people were let go, some with only a few weeks until their last day, and no positions offered at other locations.
What a difference a week can make.
We're staying positive and know that we can get through anything. 2 years ago, right after our move to Washington, and days after we had our son Matthew, Allen was let go from his plumbing job in Seattle, and it turned out be a blessing. He was without a job for 2 weeks, the first 2 weeks of Matthew's life, when I needed him at home the most, and then he found a new and better job. So we're just going to keep reminding ourselves that all things come and go, and we've got a strong, happy and healthy family, and we can get through any trials that come our way. (I'm reminding myself again, and again...right at this very moment.) We'll be okay.
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