Friday, January 21, 2011


I guess I should start from the beginning...Josh didn't work all last week and when he got his paycheck, we were hurting quite a bit because it was half of what he normally makes (which is barely enough to begin with). He went to apply for Unemployment just for that one week that he didn't work and more if we could get anything while he worked as much as he could and also tried to find a better job. He had an interview with Carilion and then a second interview and we were really hoping that he would get this job this week so he could quit. His boss didn't have the same thing in mind.

She fired him on Monday night.

Now, I am a stay at home mom. We have worked it out from the beginning so that I could stay home with our son (and other children if we decided to have any more), so Josh was the only one bringing in any income for our family. It has been pretty tight for a while because he hasn't been making a lot of money and it really hurt us when she didn't work him for an entire week, but now...I don't even know what to think.

It has been a pretty stressful week for us...(and I would appreciate some prayers) we have been back and forth between the unemployment office, social services to get food stamps and anything else we can apply for, and Josh has been applying for jobs anywhere and everywhere he can. He has an interview with the railroad on Wednesday and we are really hoping he gets some good news. (He has been hoping to get a railroad job for a long time now...we both have) So, please keep us in your thoughts on Wednesday and I will update you guys on that too.

I'm not sure what is going to happen, and to be honest, I am terrified, so please say a prayer for us...thanks!


  1. Definitely praying for you guys! Love you three so much and even if it means you have to move away I hope something good comes your way soon! :) <3

  2. Jamie, I am praying for you guys SO much. I'm praying that Josh is able to get the job at the railroad...Clif has talked about that off and on... it would be a great job! <3 Keep your chin up, and keep trusting! God has a plan... it's just hard for us to see sometimes.