Monday, February 2, 2009

rolling with the changes...

After 5 days home, I think the kids were ready to be back in school today. Some anxious to get back to big projects, others just excited for gym class, and conversations with friends about the super bowl.
It was a little bittersweet sending them off this morning, as today begins quite a change for our family here. With layoffs and cutbacks where John works, his weekend shift was done away with, so he's moving to supervision on evening shift. The hardest part about that is him not being able to see the school kids through the week. It will be a HUGE adjustment for us all, to say the least, but we can only be grateful. We have neighbors and friends and coworkers who don't have jobs at all anymore. I feel blessed that John had an option at all.
Although, with the bad comes good, and that means John's home on the weekends for the first time in 4 1/2 years. We went to church together yesterday, and it was wonderful! I can't describe the comfort and strength I felt just having him there with us. All was right. Even Charlie behaved a little better (though not a lot!) but a little.
Posting may be a little more infrequent, as we adjust to new schedules and demands...or maybe not. Things may just roll along smoothly. If you think of us, say a little prayer as I tackle evening shift with the kids on my own.

3 comments:

wife, mother and so much more! said...

Sorry to hear about John's change of job. When Kurt told me that he got a pay cut I thanked God that he still has a job!!

If you need anything--sitter for an evening--call me!

Barb said...

That does sound like it will have its pluses and minuses. I hope and pray that your adjustment time goes well.

Anonymous said...

I too really treasure being in church with my husband. We are usually in attendance at the same mass, but one is distributing or singing or participating in some way. The small things like holding hands during the Our Father makes mass even more meaningful to me.