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.


Linda Hart said...

Ali, I am sorry that this has happened. I, like you know that sometimes these events and struggles can sometimes lead to something better. I hope this is the case for you! you two will be in my prayers. Good luck and hold to the faith.

Heidi said...

I am sorry to hear that Kelly got laid off. That is never good. I hope that he is able to return to work or find a new job.

We were all so glad that you guys got to spend time with us when we were up in Utah. We need to spend more time together.