Hello everyone! We had an ok weekend. Saturday, we did a few errands and cut the lawn. We had planned to see a movie in the evening but I just felt so down all day. As you a lot of you may know, my hubby had to take a job out of state last year. He works in Chicago during the week and comes home on the weekends. (He works with 2 others who do the same thing every week). I am so thankful that he is working but every so often it just feels so overwhelming. I'm not good at having to take care of everything but the yard by myself. I don't like being here alone most of the time. I know, that some will wonder why I stay here since I have 2 college kids. The answer to that is, we don't want to leave our daughter here with no family around in case of emergencies and her boyfriend lives almost an hour away. We just don't have many around here to count on in case she needs something...everyone we know is dealing with some of these same issues with jobs and stress. The economy is really taking a toll on everyone we know. So we are doing what is best for our family. It's just not easy at all. Then hearing the houses are suppose to lose 5-10% more of their value. This means our house will most likely not be able to sell for many years. Fortunately, we are lucky enough to be able to keep our house and have an apartment in Illinois.
All this to say...I've been really down lately.
Today another friend of ours (daughter's bf's dad) is waiting to see if today is the day he loses his job. They are letting people go at his job. My best friend's hubby is also waiting to see if he loses his job in the next month or so (he wasn't on the list for last weeks lay offs). And one of my best blogging buddies hubby has been out of work for months. I am so sad about this! My hubby had to find 2 jobs in the last 6 years because of cuts and businesses closing. I lost my job 5 years ago when the tool design shop I worked for closed. I just don't know where all these poor people are suppose to go to find jobs! What are they suppose to do with their homes that won't be able to sell to get to the jobs if they find one??? This is all just hurting my heart these days.
All that to say...I know of a ministry that anyone can use, whether you need help or not. My son uses this ministry in Oklahoma and some of our friends use it too. It is called Angel Food Ministries. You can order boxes of food each month for a small price. You can even order more than one of each package if your family eats more. The regular menu has stable safe milk...my son uses this in smoothies and milk shakes.
I just wanted to let you all know about this ministry. At least it's a little something I can do to help. That and praying!
So sorry to be such a downer...I am just so sad for our friends right now. I am thankful for my hubby's job, really I am. It's just hard.
Have a wonderful day! Hugs!