Tuesday, January 8, 2013

When Life Kicks You Right in The Gut

Hey y'all!  I hope that everyone had a great weekend!!!

We did!  Matt went out of town for a bachelor party (not his) & I got to spend some quality time with some girlfriends & go shopping in Canton!  One thing about a girls heart... it ALWAYS pitter patters a little bit more when it's fed with shopping!  Duh!

Sunday night we went to see one of my best friends, her hubs & their NEW baby girl!  & By new I mean 9 days new on Sunday!  Talk about a precious, tee-tiny, little princess!  She's just perfect & makes you want to eat her up.  You know how little babies do that!?

& then Monday came.  Generally I don't get too worked up about Monday's unless I'm running late or there's a lot of traffic.  But, this Monday... it was the pits.

Matt called me about 9:30 am.  I just had this gut feeling that what was on the other end of this phone call was not good.  (You ever get those gut feelings?  Women's intuition?)  The news Matt was delivering was not good.  He had just been laid off from his job.  Being the emotionally charged woman that I am I instantly burst into tears.  What?  How can this be happening?  You got what???

After clearing my eyes & taking a few deep breaths, I realized it WILL be ok.  We're a team & we're in this together.  How we'll make it financially if he's unemployed long term, I don't know.  But, what I do know is that the Lord is with us, He will take care of us & He will provide!

I hadn't checked my daily Bible verse yet that morning but when I did this was the verse of the day:

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." Proverbs 23:1

How fitting is that!?  Does God know when you need him OR WHAT!?

I know in my heart of hearts that Matt & I will be ok.  He's a strong man who doesn't stay down for long... He only sees this as a challenge & more motivation to get out there & find another job.  Something better & something that he enjoys more than the last.

So today friends, I ask that y'all keep us in your thoughts & prayers as we venture through this journey of unemployment (hoping it's not too long) & new career adventures for Matthew.  & being that pretty much the whole company was laid off, please keep those others & their families in your thoughts & prayers too.

Here's to bigger & better things & giving it ALL to the Lord!

Have a great day y'all!!!



  1. aw thinking of you guys. I love how God works like that and he delivered that verse to you!

  2. Sending up a little prayer for y'all!!

    1. Thanks girl! It's much appreciated!

  3. loving your new blog layour so adorbs!!!! who made it for ya?

  4. Girl my heart goes out to yal and the others. You are right your verse clearly was what you needed and it spoke so loud and clear. YOu know I will here every step of the way praying for ya.
    Im loving the new blog design so chic!

  5. Love, I'm so so sorry to read this! Our prayers are with you two. Everything always works out and you may not see the reason today, but hopefully sometime soon it will all make sense. XOX

  6. PS.com - where have I been? LOVE the new blog design.

  7. What a wonderful attitude you have! Will be thinking and praying for you and your fiance!

  8. hearing those word laid off sucks shayna, i know i am unemployed right now and while i wasn't laid off in the traditional sense, when my boss is a politician decides to retire and so when he leaves office i leave my job and i haven't found one yet. trusting and praying God will provide for your fiance soon


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