Sunday, November 16, 2008

Good people




So, this week has been kind of crazy. First, Adam got sick last weekend, then on Monday I started feeling sick. I had a bad cold Tuesday and Wednesday, and by Thursday it was only getting worse. I went to the doctor and he informed me I had a sinus infection and bronchitis. On top of this, I was still throwing up from being pregnant (yes, I still throw up about once a day :( ). And Adam was still sick this whole time too.

On top of all this, I got laid off on Wednesday. My company is undergoing some restructuring and will no longer need my department. Thankfully, they are keeping me on through Dec. 31 to help out with the transition, but after that I am officially unemployed. Needless to say, this definitely has thrown us for a loop. Our plan was for me to work right up until the baby is born, to save as much money as possible as well as be eligible to use my work insurance.

So now Adam is just applying for jobs like crazy. He's been submitting applications for a while now, but now there's a little extra urgency involved. :) If you know of anything (particularly in fraud investigation, administrative work, or even housing management), let us know!

My point of this post wasn't to complain, I promise. :) This rough week has really helped us to realize what is most important. Imagine if work was all we lived for! I am so grateful to know what's important: me and Adam being together no matter where life takes us; our baby boy coming to us in just a few short months; the Gospel knowledge we are blessed to have that really helps put things into perspective; and for all of YOU! We have received so much support, love, kindness (and food!) from our wonderful friends and family, and couldn't be more grateful to have the blessing of good people at this time.

We are both still sick, and I still won't have a job after Dec. 31, but my favorite saying has always been, "Things turn out best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out." Now is one of those times for us to make the best out of the way things have turned out. Thank you to all of you for making this a little bit easier to do. :)

The grossest picture of me ever taken (or at least ever posted), but I thought it added to the post. :)

19 comments:

shauna said...

I love the name Beck. I hope things work out. At the very least it would be nice to be healthy! Good Luck finding a job.

Cheney's said...

I'm so sorry you guys haven't been feeling good. I really hope things get better for you soon. Don't we have awesome neighbors? I'm glad you're being taken care of. :) Wish Adam good luck in finding a job. I'm sorry work didn't work out for you. I had a similar experience, but instead of the work changing I got put on bed rest from my doctor so I had to quit earlier than planned. Things really do work out though! I promise!!!

Aaron and Jana said...

you are so funny, I love your personality! and you are right... there is always a blessing disguised by trials and a positive attitude will make it all the more clear~ Hope you get feeling better. I will keep my distance so we don't get each other's illnesses :) love ya

Aaron and Jana said...

ps... good job on your blog list!!

Karalee said...

Wow..that sounds like hell! You are so strong and have always had a positive outlook on life! I love you! Good luck with everything! Love ya!

Sommer said...

Man I'm sorry everythings kind of hitting the fan all at once. I really look up to how positive and strong you are about it, what a good example! With that attitude things will for sure work out and you guys will be so blessed for your faith.

Tyler and Carisa said...

Being sick it terrible - and I can only imagine going through it being pregnant. You are quite the trooper! I love your perspective! Life really is what you make of it!

I hope you and Adam start feeling better soon!! I can't wait for Beck to come!! He's gonna be adorable! I just know it!

Samantha said...

well the good news is you can come to lunch bunch now! I'm sure Heavenly Father knew how much you really wanted to go and hang out with way cool people like me so he found a way for you to start coming in January! I hope you feel better soon, its no fun to be pregnant, pregnant sick, and sick sick. gosh just think it will only go up from here.
so will your work let you keep your insurance till you have your baby?

Daniel and Tiffany Dunn said...

oh i am so sorry you have been sick!! and the job thing. that's so hard, but at least you have the right perspective!

Scott and Stacia said...

I hope you guys get to feeling better soon...REAL SOON!! Being sick is the pits, and it is even worse when you are pregnant! Hang in there. I think it is a great idea to spread the word that you guys are looking for a job. My brother in law was told his last day was Friday (it was monday). They told people like crazy, he had a job by Tuesday. You never know the "in" that people might have. Keep us all posted!

Mark and Melissa O. said...

So sorry to hear about your work and being sick!!! You should find out if your insurance is covered under COBRA. If it is, you can sign up to continue your coverage, you just have to pay a higher price. But at least you keep the insurance! Hang in there!

Michael and Denise said...

Hope this week is better than last week. It always seems that bad news comes all at once. I am impressed that you are still working. I haven't been sick with the twins, but I sleep 12-13 hours a day. Kudos to you for even being able to work. Hope you and Adam feel better soon. Good luck to Adam in finding a job. We miss you guys.

The Fantasias said...

Sorry to hear about your job...you are the second lay-off I have read about today. These are rough times. I hope Adam finds a great job in good time.

Gordon & Julie Bird Blog said...

Just remember Kathryn - "The best is yet to come".

Caralee and Jon said...

Wow! I'm sooo sorry, I hate when all this stuff hits at once. We'll keep you guys in our prayers! Let me know if you need meals or something okay? Seriously!!

Hilarie* said...

I'm sorry you were well! I hope it gets over with soon!

Mark and Melissa O. said...

Hey! I'm making my blog private. If you still want to read it, email me at melissaoliver07@gmail.com so I can get your email address to invite you! TTYL!

Katie said...

I'm so glad people are taking care of you up there! Good luck with the job/insurance thing... yikes these are hard times. At least you have a little bundle of joy to look forward to! Working is overrated anyway, right? :)

Elizabeth Mulder said...

LOL, you are too funny! I think the picture is cute, and it DOES add to the post! :) Love you.