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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

One Phone Call........

One phone call can really change a day.  Yesterday started out as any other normal weekday morning.  The alarm goes off early, Mr. P gets ready for work and we say our goodbyes.  A few hours later the phone rings and immediately I knew something was wrong.  Mr. P says in a shakey voice," You better get down on your knees and thank the Good Lord"  He said that several times . At work they design and build heavy duty machinery so immediately I thought he had escaped a close call, but was not prepared for what he told me. They had just had a huge lay off at work.  He was one of six men that was not let go in his department.  My emotions soared. First of all I did give thanks to God above that Mr. P. had kept his job, but oh my heart broke for all those men who like Mr. P. left home for a normal day at work with no thought of not having a job.  This was a total shock to all the employees. 

Mr. P . works for a rather small German plant here in town.  He has been with this company for 19 years.  The workers have always been really close, almost like family.  Yes, they would get a bad apple come to work there from time to time, but everyone cared for each other.  Twenty-two families had their lives drastically changed yesterday. Please when you pray include these families in your prayers.  As we all know jobs are not easily found these days.  Many of these folks have a companion who  is ill and now there will be no insurance.  Our hearts are broken for these people.

There was a meeting with the remaining employees today, and they were assured they will have their jobs.  But you can't help but be on guard.  Running kinda scared here at the homeplace.  God was so good to Mr. P and myself and we have given thanks over and over. But please remember those who are less fortunate tonight.

Hoping you have had a great hump day and are making plans for a wonderful Spring-like weekend. 
Until next time

23 comments:

  1. Oh yes, of course, I will pray for the other families, Angela. And...I will thank God that Mr. P. was chosen to stay. He must have proven himself over the years. God be with you and others in your town.

    Susannah

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  2. Thank goodness you and Mr. P are safe and secure with his job. And, yes, prayers will be said for the remainder of his workmates. Dawn

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  3. I'm very thankful your Mister has his job, they are so very hard to come by. I will pray for his fellow workers. God Bless!

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  4. So sorry to hear this news that so many will be out of work. Will say prayers for all of them.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  5. I am thankful that Mr. P's job was spared. Praying for those who lost their job. God knew this was coming and He will provide for them.
    Blessings

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  6. Praying or all the families. Oh how hard but praising Him for you and Mr. P!
    Blessings
    Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  7. So sorry to hear this news...I thought these layoffs only happened here in Michigan. Both my brother and his wife lost their jobs at different companies,, so I know first hand the devastation this can cause. They had to sell their beautiful home and move into an apartment. I will certainly pray for those families that Mr P knew..when is is all going to stop. Take care, Janice

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  8. I am so glad that your hubby still has his job. Times are so bad right now, keep hoping things will turn around. Take Care, Cyndy

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  9. So sorry for the folks who lost their job. That seems to be the norm now a days with the economy. Glad to here that your Mr. is still working. It is hard enough for folks, let alone no income at all. Prayers for those who were let go. I like how you planned a menu, I really need to do that myself, it would make my life a little more stress free not to have to figure out what to cook when I come home.
    Tamera
    Country at heart

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  10. Prayers for their families.That is so sad for all those folks. Grateful for you all. Now don't you feel guilty because you all have a job and they don't.

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  11. Like you say..one phone call can change your life.. Those poor dear families.. Praying that they will find work somewhere else..
    Blessings..

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  12. Will definitely pray for those families & give thanks that Mr. P is still working.

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  13. Angela - thank God is right. We have been through this a few times and it is so hard. So glad for you and will say a prayer for the families. ~*~Lisa

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  14. It truly is sad how things can change so quickly Angela.
    Glad Mr. P still has his job.

    Felicia

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  15. So glad everything turned out okay. Love both of you so much.

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  16. Glad to hear everything turned out okay for Mr. P. I will keep those other men and their families in my Prayers.

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  17. Angela~ So happy for Mr P, but yet so saddened by the loss of others jobs,
    My prayers for all~
    Teresa

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  18. Angela, what a blessing and how sad for the others. After you have worked with people for so many years they become like a family. How hard and painful. It is truly a sad thing for so many to have to endure this. It is happening everywhere. -Steph-

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  19. I'm so happy your hubby kept his job. But man oh man yet another company having to lay people off. I've had my hours cut by 4 regular hours and 8 overtime hours just so that others could keep their jobs at work. This economy needs to turn around.

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  20. Angela glad your husband was able to keep working. These economic times are very depressing and I feel for all the people out there struggling. When will it ever turn around? I pray for that soon. very soon!

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  21. Angela, Glad to hear Mr. P kept his job. Will pray for those families now without a job!! How awful. Sure hope things turn around soon.
    Lois

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  22. So disheartened to read this Angela. I know firsthand what is like to have a job one day, and not the next. For us, it meant our whole family eventually lost our insurance coverage, as I was the one who always provided it. We are living in frightening times. Certainly will add those families to my prayers. Hugs ~ Robin

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  23. Oh Angela, thank the Lord that your husband is safe but yes, it's hard to not let that guard down. My husband has been dealing with this issue since November when the company he has worked for for 16 years, American Airlines announced bankruptcy. Then the beginning of this year, they announced that they will be laying off 13,000 employees. It's been over 4 months now and we are just waiting for the final verdict. I think I would rather it have been said months ago. But we know that no matter what happens, that God is in control and has us in the palm of His hands. A job loss is so very hard to take and so many things are affected by it. It's even harder when the employees are so close and tight knit like that. I will add these families to my prayer list.

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