Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Today I lost my job...

You know, you always wonder what your reaction will be when someone calls you and tells you that you are not needed due to cutbacks. You hear them telling you "it is not performance, it is just a reduction of head count within a failing company." Is this a line that all companies use?!! Well, it hits you harder than you think. All of a sudden you are faced at your middle age with trying to find a new job. You will not be coming into the office everyday and turning on your computer to work. What happens now? How do you adjust? What is that old saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks!!"

So after you finally digest the news, you are brave enough to ask who will be doing my job once I am gone. I am the only one who has ever done this job. I have no fill-in when I am out of the office. I have been doing the same thing for 7 years. Then they decide to give it to someone who is already overloaded. This is the way big corporate companies work - overload their employees and make a less productive employee which leads to less profit, therefore creating more of a loss within the company leading to more cutbacks.

What can I say, I am still trying to take it all in. "It could be worse", I tell myself. It will all work out AND I know it will in time, but it is just hard to get my mind & heart to work together right now.

The Lord has led me to the past 3 jobs I have been involved in. He must have something better for me now. I wonder what?

Stay tune....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday, April!

Twenty seven years ago, today, God gave me a precious & perfect daughter who has brought joy to every day of my life since the moment she was born. It is hard to believe that 27 years have gone by since that day. As a Mother you never forget each detail of your baby's birth and the moment of exhilaration when you see her face for the first time. Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter, my baby forever!!!