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Working in the Oilfield

My husband is now working a part-time job in the oilfield, which involves waiting for a phone call and then heading out of town to whatever site needs workers.

This part-time work has turned into a-lot-of-the-time work, so we are able to pay all of our bills and buy groceries and other things we need.

We are hoping (and being told) that this position will soon turn into a full time supervisory role that can be done locally and maybe even from home.

This isn't to say that we are planning our next vacation or buying everyone new shoes, but we are no longer relying on gifts from friends to make ends meet.

There are so many of you who have sent encouraging emails, prayers, gift cards, coupons, diapers, groceries, school supplies, flip flops, and more.

We are so thankful for each of you: Maureen, Linda, Toni, Amy, Joy, Mr. Martin, Dana, Tiffany, April, Nikki, Holly, Jennifer, Little Emma, Emily, Raegan, and many more.

We will never forget this time of difficulty and how you helped us through. You were there for us. You held us up when we were weak. Thank you so much for that!

Now that we are getting back on our feet, it feels so good to be able to buy the things we need ourselves. We have even been able to contribute to others in need!

If you have been moved to help us during our layoff, may God bless you for blessing us! Know that God has been glorified in what you have done for us.

Now, look around for others who need help and bless them in Jesus' name.

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  1. Hello, I sometimes dip into your blog via lifeinashoe. I am not particularly religious although I do admire anyone who has such strength in their beliefs as yourself and the likes of Kim C have. Your blogs are very interesting and whilst I cannot always identify with things that you talk about (I have no children, can’t cook, can’t sew and work full time and part time to make ends meet whilst my husband also works) it is very interesting to read about your lives. I do hope you do not mind me writing this comment but I just wanted to say congratulations to your husband for getting a job. A few years ago my husband was made redundant and was unemployed for a year. Thankfully we had no children and I can work full time so it wasn’t as difficult for us as it was for you but I can sympathise. It’s at times like that when you realise who your true friends are! Goood luck for the future and hopefully this job turns into a permanent thing and some of your worries will be put to rest. Take care Aileen xx

  2. Tears of joy for you and your family!

  3. Praise the Lord!!!!

  4. Oh, Connie, I am so pleased to hear this.
    After this experience, you will never be the same again. God refines us, and this has been a hard one for you in so many ways, but He brought you through to refine you as silver is refined…. to shine more brightly. Really, I am praising God for this providence (the *getting* of work, not the original losing! Yes, I know it’s all to His glory, but I wouldn’t desire it for you :)

    Blessings, Anne x

  5. Wonderful, wonderful news! I’m so happy for your family that you were able to weather this storm and come out on the other side stronger for it. You’ve been a blessing and an encouragement to me.

  6. Praise God. Good luck. Learn from God’s lessons. You will need this strength always.

  7. Rejoicing with you, Connie! God is incredibly good!

  8. I am so very happy for your family – what a wonderful testimony to God’s faithfulness at all times! Praise the Lord!

  9. Heather Mason says:

    SO HAPPY for you! Thank you for sharing your whole experience with us. It’s strengthened my faith and encouraged me!

  10. Praise the Lord! I know you must be so relieved. Last year, my husband (who is self-employed) had very little work for the first half of the year. Thankfully, our landlady let us work on improving our house in exchange for rent and we were able to share meals often with my in-laws who are just half a mile down the road. It was such a relief when work picked back up for him last summer! Things are definitely still tight, but in this economy, having an income at all is definitely something to be extra thankful for.

  11. So glad to hear that your time of difficulty has passed for the most part and ended up being fairly short. It sounds like you were blessed beyond measure with good friends, love, and support. I imagine it makes one more sensitive to the plight of others who have been unemployed for longer time periods and still are. There are a lot of folks out there hurting still and my heart goes out to all of them. You will be able to encourage others with the love and wisdom that God has encouraged you with during this time.

    We just lost power for 1 1/2 days due to Hurricane Irene and unfortunately had to throw away all my fridge food, which is financially not easy. However, I have never been more thankful for electricity in my whole life! We are safe and my home is intact. Things that happen in life sure give us perspective.

  12. Somebody's Mimi says:

    So glad to hear this good news! With faith and friends each day gets brighter. My husband and went through about the same situation years ago. I found it to be very humbling. Every tough road has made my faith in God much stronger and my bonds with my friends more precious. The world looks different and less cluttered now. Will keep you in our prayers.

  13. This is great news! I am very happy for your family!!

  14. Erika Bowers says:

    I am so thankful for all that the Lord has provided for you guys. It is such an amazing testimony to all of us when times get tough to rely on the Lord at all times. Thanks again for sharing with all of us out here.

  15. I wanted to chime in with the congratulations! It’s been inspiring to read how you all are handling your unemployment situation. I’d like to tell my good news as well. My dh was offered a full time teaching position yesterday after over 2 years of being laid off! We are doing the happy dance here in California…. :)

  16. I’m glad there is hope on the horizon for your family. My husband was laid off 13 months ago. I’ve been working full-time since then while he homeschools and does some contract work, and looks for a permanent position. It is nice to see how your family has coped during this unexpected turn. Homeschoolers excel at adapting!

  17. I have no idea how I found your blog, seeing as how I am prone to falling down blogholes (perhaps WLW??). However, I am so thankful for it and am going to subscribe b/c I don’t want to miss a thing. I just wanted to say that I can sympathize totally with your situation. We went through several tough years, a couple of which were unemployment years (and no unemployment insurance money, unfortunately), and my husband is now a crane worker in the oil fields. The sad thing is that we have to live 1100 miles apart to make this work right now. He had been living in another state (1100 miles in the opposite direction) and getting almost no hours and God blessed him with a great job, great company, great people who appreciate him. I am at home with the two teens, praying that living apart is not where we are always supposed to be. It’s hard, but you do what has to be done, right?!


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