Well, the last six months have been challenging for our family. We have had a rather rough go of things, but honestly when you lose things you really realize how much you have. We have so much support from family and friends. I have had several people contact me about commission work, money which will help us to move. Eric has offers for contract work which could help make ends meet if he hasn’t found work by the time his current job ends. We have the luxury of staying with my parents if our house sells before we are ready to move. We have had friends demand that we call them to help load up on moving day. Friends who are willing to rehome plants. So many people have just listened or offered a lead on a job, asked how we are doing, told us that they have dealt with the frightening instability of being laid off, or whatever. It is sort of bittersweet as it highlights what a strong community we have to leave here in Wyoming.
While we are still frantically trying to find work and sell our home and make plans for the next few months, we know that we have such an amazing support network. We will figure it out. I will update you the minute we know where and when.
I was prepping the house today for the realtor to walk through ( I am gonna 100% cry on our walk through) and I was feeling very sorry for myself, but then I realized that all of this, while challenging, is a bump in the road, albeit a big bump. I keep thinking about people who don’t have a strong family or friends who would offer to help. What do those people do? I cannot even imagine the level of fear. Right now we just want to keep our independence and to not burden the people we love most. We are most definitely at high stress, but we both know we are safe and cared for and, most importantly, our children are safe and their needs will continue to be met.
Mostly I am just trying to remind myself to be so thankful. We have so very much. I have every intention of paying all of this kindness forward as it is definitely a gift worth sharing. So if you have sent us a message, listened, offered help, said a prayer, or anything I want you to know how much it means and how thankful we are for your kindness. Thank you.