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
- 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.