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A Thank You Note

My entire family is absolutely overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the prayers, encouragement, support, and offers of help during our sudden unemployment!

We have friends far and wide, folks we have known for years, and those we have never met, some we grew up with, some we have come to know through the wonders of the internet, who have all rallied to boost us up when we were down.

We have received hundreds of emails, Facebook messages, blog comments, hugs, countless prayers, groceries, diapers, cash, advice, and leads on possible job opportunities.

I feel a little like a two year old, trying to tie my shoes who stubbornly says, "No! I do it myself!"  I want to be able to do this myself, but, like a two year old, I realize I really do need help, that I can't do it all by myself.

It seems strange to say that we feel more richly blessed this week than ever before.

Thank you, dear friends. Thank you so much for being there for us!

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  1. You are loved. Hugs, friend!

  2. Prayers for you at this difficult time!

  3. Ann Matlack says:

    Love you Connie and Mark…Prayers are with you and I am trying to pass the word on your blog.

  4. (((HUGS))) You know we love you!

  5. We all big-fuzzy-heart you Ms. Smockity! 😀 It’s wonderful to see everyone pulling together and being the “hands and feet of Chirst,” in times like these. Now…go make some kind of funny video – will ya’?!

  6. Love you sweet friend!

  7. Reading this made me cry, because what you are saying is so close to my heart. My husband lost his job in December and we have felt and received the same blessings as you. It takes humility to accept gifts or food because it makes you admit that you can’t do all on your own.

    This is not something I wish upon anyone, but I admit that the last four months have drawn me closer to God and my family. It makes you cherish what is important and to see your blessings. God has never left us and he never will!

    It reminds me of James 1, which I have read several times since December!

  8. A quick question: I get your posts via e-mail, so I just read them in my in-box and don’t always go to your web page. Do the e-mails also count as ‘traffic’ for your blog site, or would it be more helpful for me to click through to the web page? Will be happy to help in any way possible! Hugs and prayers!

  9. Dear Connie, Many times I have told myself and others, “If I am blessed by God when I help someone in need, then how can I steal someone else’s blessing by not allowing them to help me?” It is a humbling thing, for sure. I am so glad that in this day of advanced technology, some of it can be used to help our brothers and sisters in Christ!! Many blessings and prayers for your dear family!

  10. I just wanted to thank you so much for your recommendation for the book A Full Quiver. I ordered it a few days ago and received it yesterday! I read it from cover to cover last night and this morning! My husband and I have felt so lost in this area of our lives for the 3 years we’ve been married. Now we are completely ready to leave our family size in God’s hands. Thank you so much for your blog! It has been a true blessing to me! Praying for you and your family during this hard time!

  11. Hope your hubby finds a job soon- I know how frustrating it can be and worrisome. Everyone has left such fantastic suggestions, here’s my two cents:
    1/ I always use a clothesline like you mentioned. even on cloudy colder days they still dry and the smell is much better than a dryer anyways.
    2/in the house I have a clotheshorse and if it is raining, even just hanging one of your loads on there instead of in the dryer will save again.
    3/ grow your own veg/ sell your eggs/ have a garage sale/ sell stuff on ebay/amazon(I know that is more than one suggestion, but thought I would put them all under a making more money idea)
    4/ Think of little earners you can do from home. Sewing repairs, hemming,(I know you are good at sewing from the blog)taking in ironing, maybe even tutoring others school children in the eveings can all be done at home. Or run a sewing workshop for those who want to imporve their skills from home.
    Those are the things I could think of -will be thinking and praying for you
    Allison :)

  12. Connie, please add another person to your prayer support list. Me!

  13. This is such an inspiration blog. My husband too is in a similary situation. A little bit different. He just retired from the Air Force after 20 years. We are so thankful for the military and the life they provided for us for 20 years. However, now his paycheck has gone from active duty (about $7000.00 per month) to retirement ($1500.00 per month). That’s a BIG OUCH for us. He has sent resume’s since January with one interview. He completed his Ed S degree this year and he is SOOOOO smart and good at what he does. He really has a God given talent for education. I know God has a plan for him and it is going to be great. Much better than anything we can imagine. I’ll be praying for you and your family and if there is anything I can ever do to help, please let me know. I love doing things for others. Is there an address where I can send a donation or clothes or SOAP (HAHA). I would love to send you a care package? God Bless you!