My husband and I have been lucky enough thus far to not be affected much by the poor economy. We both still have jobs and can afford our mortgage and everything else in our lives. By working for a government contractor I am certain (knock on wood) that my job is secure. If no one has any money, the government sure does! My husband, on the other hand works for Ford Motor Company. Not so secure. We hear rumors daily about his plant, his job, his shift etc. but have chose to keep on truckin’ until someone with authority gives us any real information.
Today he was told by his committeeman that on Friday, he will most likely be told to report to night shift. This is not the type of night shift were he would go in a 9pm and still be able to have dinner and spend time with me. This is the type of night shift where he would leave the house at 4:30 – just 30 minutes after I get home. I would basically only see my husband on the weekends. That fact alone is enough to bring me to tears, but add in the fact that I have crazy bouts of anxiety that I don’t know how I will cope with having my husband be gone all through the night.
I know everyone is having a hard time and I am lucky that he even has a job. For the time being, that is. I am hoping and praying that when Friday rolls around we are able to dodge another bullet for the moment. Please keep us in your thoughts and hope that he does not get sent to night shift.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.
Praying that God gives you peace about this big change!
I’m sure it’s going to be tough, but you’ll get through it. (maybe you can meet him for a late dinner if he’s on break?)
yours truly... says
Think positive! Everything will work out and it always works out for a reason! I’ll be saying little prayers for you on Friday!
a H.I.T. says
How heartbreaking. You will definitely be in my thoughts this Sunday. Keep your head high and your prayers strong.
devin's mom says
I’m praying for you guys, I know how hard night shift is on a family. Hang in there!
good luck girl, being alone at night gives me those awful anxieties too. Hopefully things will work out!
Justin and Jenn says
OH my goodness, if you find some great headlines, send them my way!
That’s no fun at all! I’m sorry you’re faced with that, but God is good ALL the time! Hang in there!
a H.I.T. says
Left a little something for you on my blog…hope it cheers you up! (You might have to scroll down)
I’ll be thinkin of ya! This too, shall pass… that’s what I keep telling myself. 🙂
Hang in there Kitten. It’ll all be OK. Maybe this is the time for Guy to start looking hard at another career.
Can’t wait to see you and the baby this weekend!
Wow, that’s tough. I know what it’s like to only see your guy on the weekends and it is so hard. Here’s to praying and hoping that he’s one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to work that shift. And if he does, I know you will figure out a way to make it work. Hang in there.
p.s. I (and my entire family) ONLY buy Fords 🙂