The Details

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I mentioned in my most recent post that my family has been going through some tough times this spring. One night in late February, I was finishing up the introduction to my Fear:Less theme of the year. The next morning, my husband and I were blindsided with the news that we’d be losing the majority of our annual income. Talk about a reason to fear. Today, with my husband’s permission, I’m sharing the details.

What has been your experience with the stress of job loss? If you haven’t been to The High Calling yet today, please follow me over that way and take part in the conversation in the comments under my article “Discovering Your Inner Genius.”

It was ten in the morning, and he was supposed to be at the office, but the garage door quaked open and his truck rolled in nonetheless. Soon he stood in front of me in his nicest dress shirt, the one he had chosen earlier that morning for the boss’ yearly visit to the global sales division. He dropped the briefcase from his shoulder. It fell like an anvil to our hardwoods. Company-wide cutbacks. Every place had been hit, even the minimalist legal department. The boss hadn’t even shown up to tell him face to face. Just like that, we lost the majority of our income and were thrust into the next stage of our lives.

I squeezed tight and held up the man who is normally my backbone. All kinds of worries bounced through his mind. He began to pace like a mathematician working on an impossible equation. [Read more…]

 

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10 thoughts on “The Details

    • Yes, already He’s seen us through so much and we don’t even have our ending for this part of the story! Thank you for feeling the pain and the hope with me!

  1. This was lovely Darcy…we’ve endured 2 unemployment stints, and although stressful, it was an opportunity to trust God and see Him come through in amazing ways. Blessings to you and your sweet family!

    • It helps so much to hear stories of those who’ve seen God save the day before. I shared a similar theme at a women’s conference this weekend. The only thing certain is His mercy! Thank you for encouraging me through your comment today. :)

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