Friday, January 29, 2010

A Change is Gonna Come

What an interesting week we have had. It's easy to forget how quickly one phone call - one bit of news - can redirect the course of life as we know it. As of late, I had lost sight of that a bit. This week, life abruptly reminded me.

Wednesday was really going on as quite a normal, nothing extraordinary, kind of day. Until about 3:45 when I got the first hint of something not-so-normal. I got a text from Lucas that stated 'the big wigs are here,' meaning there were people from corporate visiting the plant where he works. Then, 'we have a 4:00 meeting. I won't be home for a while.' At about 6:00, I got a phone call at home from him saying they had just been informed that the company had decided to close the plant - this plant - the one where my husband works, effective May 1st.

So, fast forward through all of the details..... we are not sure at this moment what that means, other than we will very likely be moving sometime after May 1 (which is the last day of production here at this facility). We don't know where. We don't know when. We don't know much really. Just that change is coming, that God is a good God, and that we are relying on Him and trusting Him to make a way for us. We both feel confident that something good will come out of this, and that we, in the grand scheme of things, will be just fine. So please be praying for us if you are the praying kind... we would appreciate all the prayer possible. I'll keep you all posted as we find out anything new.

Life is an adventure and a story waiting to be written. Although this chapter in our lives seems to be coming to a close, we still have much to experience, and the rest of the story to write. It is an awesome thing to know that the Creator of the Universe holds us in His hands, and that He is guiding every step of our way. So we move forward, not knowing what lies ahead, but knowing with the fullest faith that we can trust Him with it all.


Kelli said...

We will be praying for you. We too are STILL in the middle of "this adventure" with Marc unable find employment. Change definately came. I'm very proud of your attitude and outlook as it can be a complete shock to the system. But God is Good. He's shown Himself trustworthy. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

We've been where you guys are and its no fun. And I got to experience it again this week as well. I was in the other plant they closed and went through the same process.

Keep your faith, you have people fighting for you guys and you'll be fine. I know that once one door closes another opens.

Jose and Lori

Rebecca H. said...

Thank you! You guys have always been such great friends and we both really appreciate you! I am so sorry you've had to go through all the JUNK you've gone through in the past few weeks. I'll be praying for you as you travel out west. hang in there!

Rebecca H. said...

Thanks to you too Kelli! You were one of the 1st people I thought of as I was thinking through all of this & processing it. I know you guys have gone through similar events, and you have been a great example to me. I miss you & luv ya!