Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day one back to work/school and tragedy strikes.. but we TRUST in our GOD!

Well, yesterday was not at all what we anticipated for our first routine day back.

Bryan and I got up early and spent time with our Father.
Bryan got ready for work as I started working around the house.
We sat down together to pray over him and his first day back at work.
For all of the customers and for the right calls to be made to the right people to be able to get things back in motion so we can get back on track with our income.
We've been w/o a paycheck for 6 weeks.
I kissed him and off he went to work after giving lovings to all the kids.

After all the kids were dressed, fed and started on something, Austin and I came in to start his school.
We got through a few lessons and I hear "DADDDYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!"

Uhhh, what??
Daddy is at work!

"You have got to be kidding me!"
I thought it and blurted it out as soon as I saw him come through the bedroom door.
"Guess what honey?
I was let go."

I immediately wrapped my arms around him and said it's gonna be alright!
We're gonna be fine!
God will take care of us!
I firmly believe that.
WE firmly believe that.

Now, yes that was a HUGE KICK IN THE FACE to come back from 7 weeks of APPROVED leave for an international adoption to only be let go of our only source of income.

Talk about a shock to the system.
We immediately started making phone calls and filing paperwork to see what we can do next.

I know many of you are wondering, what about FMLA?
He wasn't there long enough for that to kick in so the employer can hire/fire whenever and for whatever reasons in Oklahoma as it is an "at will" employment state.

Why was he let go?
Well, they told him it was b/c they could no longer afford to pay him.
They needed to "reduce overhead"
That being said, he was the ONLY one let go.

We have filed for unemployment, but as you probably know that is not very much and definately not enough to sustain a family of 6.

I am a stay at home, homeschool mom of 4 children and of course that makes it VERY difficult for me to pursue a career.

Please pray for our family that God would work a miracle and show HIS PERFECT plan in all of this.

No, we don't understand WHY this happened!
No, we don't have another job in place.
Yes, we are searching and yes we are praying and yes we are pursuing all available options for Bryan and our family.

WE PLEAD for your PRAYERS for our situation.

Not only does this harm our family currently but this has the potential to ruin our adoption plans with Anastasia.
We KNOW God has called us to adopt Anastasia.

Problem is...
You have to have a job of course.
You must be employed for at least 6 months at your place of employment and even then they will question you as to why the time has been so short.
Bryan just took this job in March of last year as a pay increase and a better overalll opportunity for our family and now 11 months later and 6 weeks w/o pay he is without a job.

We are supposed to leave to get Anastasia in 5 months.

We need a miracle!
WE WILL CONTINUE and do EVERYTHING we can and FOLLOW GOD no matter where that is or what that is.

Again, I will ask that you refrain from any negative comments either on here or on FB whether personally stated to us or casually mentioned and directed at us.
God knows the intentions of the heart and negative is not what we need right now.

We NEED the love and support of our family and friends at this time and we simply ask that you PRAY for us and ask God for a miracle on our behalf.


Several of you have asked what Bryan does for a living and to answer that the best I can, he is in sales.
He has worked in sales/customer service for 14 years.
We live in Moore, Oklahoma.
He has worked the last several years for office supply companies seeling everything for the office from the ground up including office supplies and furniture.
He also has background in Screen Printing and Embroidery business as well as some banking experience.

What are we looking for?
Something "secure"
Something that will provide for our growing family.
Full time employment
Local would be nice.
Immediate would be best!

Again, thank you all for following our journey and we are excited to see what God has for us next!

We believe that He has an amazing plan that He is weaving together and our job right now is to TRUST and OBEY.


  1. God has a plan in mind just for you! He will always use these tests for His glory. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help

  2. My heart goes out to you during this time. I know what it's like to have this happen. Praying everything works out for you guys. Watch for an e-mail tomorrow from me. Hugs

  3. We will be praying for a miracle and we know God does miracles! He has brought you all this far and He clearly says in His Word "I will not leave you nor forsake you!" Hold on tight for the next chapter you write for your book is coming! Standing in prayer with you all! You are all a strong family, as I watched and read how you all made it through the adoption process you all will get through this too! Praying for you all!

  4. Thank you for sharing your hearts with your family and friends. You are in our prayers. God is still in the miracle business. I know that he will see you through this trial and you will look back and say that you can see the hand of God on you the whole way through. Love you guys and we are praying for you.