Sunday, August 16, 2009

Come What May and Love It

We would like to share a wonderful and fitting message from Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin:

This past week was a bit rough while we waited for a decision from Kelly's employer. Thursday was his last day of work due to layoffs. The company hopes to call back the employees who want to return in about ten weeks, but they aren't certain they'll be able to. Right now they just have too much finished product in warehouse without orders to fill, and they can't keep everyone busy.

This will make finances quite a bit tighter for the near future, but we're trying to look at the positives rather than negatives. The plus to layoffs, in contrast to when he is sent home without pay for shorter periods, is that Kelly will be able to apply for unemployment benefits until the callback or while searching for another job.

Everything should be okay, if not easy. We hope, with faith, that this bit of adversity will help us grow. We really are grateful for our many blessings.