I should start with the good news first. We always want the good news first, right? This good news is actually a PRAISE REPORT 👏👏🎉🎉
My daughter, Erin, accepted Christ at Church Camp last week!!! I am one very proud dad. The most important decision any of us can ever make..she has made! She will be baptized this coming Sunday at First Baptist Church in Rayville, Louisiana. I’m so excited 🙂
What a journey my daughter has before her.
I can’t wait to watch as God moves in her life and transforms her from a beautiful teen into the beautiful woman He has planned 🙂
As proud of her as I am, it does not…however…take away from the sadness in my heart over being laid off.
And that my friends is the bad news.
I made it through all the other layoffs only to last 30 days longer than all the others. I do want to thank my bosses for fighting for me to stay on in those thirty days. It just didn’t work. That happens and I hold no resentment towards any of them. I thank them for allowing me the opportunity to learn new skills and share mine with them. It was a fun two years.
But it took me a year to find that job. I can’t wait that long this go round.
But more than the loss of my job is my fear that my children may see me as a failure.
I’ve let them down over the years simply because me and their mom are divorced.
I can’t be at everything and neither can their mom. So we try to make it to where at least one of us is there. But I feel so bad when I’m not there, because I want to be there. I want them to know that Daddy supports them.
I also know that I can not buy them everything they want much less all the things they need and it tears me up.
I see them as often as I can, like everyday, for a little bit. I just do not want them to think less of me for losing my job, even though they will understand it was out of my control.
I guess, basically, I just do not want my children to lose faith in me as their dad.
Oh the joys of a being a divorced parent….ughhh.
Anyway, would you please be in prayer for me as I look for a new job. One that will still allow time with my kids, Celebrate Recovery, and time to myself. Also please pray for Erin in her new life as a child of God.