Thursday, March 08, 2007

More Unwelcome News

I've hit another dead spot in my posting, resulting in part from more unwelcome news that we got this week. A's employer got in touch with her and told her that, because business was so slow, they didn't see any need to bring her back at the conclusion of her maternity leave -- she's been laid off. It was a big blow to her, but she's bouncing back quickly -- her resume has already been floated to several people in the area who have a great deal of interest in her education, skills, and professional background. I don't have any doubt at all that she'll land on her feet in no time, but it's never good to get that news. I was trying to make her feel better by saying that I appreciated her taking this step so that I wouldn't have to go through my job hunt alone (humor helps; my weak humor probably caused more consternation than anything).

The other difficult part of this will be that we'll have to take MB out of her daycare center and try and find one closer to home. We'll be checking out a local Montessori facility tomorrow to see what that's like, and whether she has any curiosity or interest in what's going on while we're there. She's only been going part time for the past few months, but she really likes the other kids that she is with and I'm sure on some level it will be difficult for her that she won't see them anymore. Kids are resilient, though -- much more so than some adults -- and she'll develop a whole new circle of friends in no time.

The journey just keeps on getting more and more interesting and challenging.....

6 comments:

rdl said...

Wow, that is tough news, but i'm sure you'll both find something soon.

brian said...

Sorry to hear the news of the layoff. That is never good news. But, you're right about your daughter. Kids are much more resilient and less attached to things than adults. I'm sure she'll bounce back very quickly.

I hope that both your job searches turn up something great and soon.

Peace,
Brian

karen said...

Good grief. I'm sorry about this. Can they really lay her off after maternity leave?
New seasons for you ALL. Prayers for the journey.

Paula said...

I'm adding my regrets for you and A. Things are just tough sometimes. Hopefully she'll have some benefits for a while.
I guess it's not what happens to us that counts, but how we respond.

ipanema said...

I feel for both of you. You'll be surprised at how strong you'll come out of this. Clouds clear. Yours will be soon. Pray and hold on!

Kansas Bob said...

When it rains it pours ... blessings to you and your wife ... you need a season of sunny days.