Sunday, March 04, 2007

Ups and Downs...

This week has been a bit that way.

As of Saturday last week, my husband is now 'unemployed'... stupid Aldi. They decided that something he did (that most of the other managers also do) was worth firing him for... so here we are. But you know what? It's ALL OK!! God has a plan for us, He will never leave nor forsake us, and I believe when He closes one door He opens another. So we are happy and hopeful for bigger and better things for our family! Greg was almost fed up anyway with the crap he was getting at Aldi. Funny enough his best friend actually technically resigned the same day as Greg was let go.... they both had been getting the pressure heaped on them lately so we think the company was trying to get rid of them both anyway - just coz they don't suck up to their area managers and others, and stood up for what 'they' thought was right for them and their stores. So we are all actually happy to be out of Aldi. Our pastor actually revealed to Greg that he had always felt a bad presence around Aldi so he never shopped there. Must have been the whole disregard for family, staff etc... Greg is a lot happier in himself this week without all the stress. And that's ultimately better for our family. I know that God will provide for us if Greg can't get another job before we run out of the pay-out, but I believe God will get him into the right job before then. We are actually excited to be looking in different areas. Greg is actually thinking of going into Customs or even the Federal Police, as he did a justice degree years back. Ultimately that's where he'd like to be eventually. So its just now watching out for jobs coming up in those areas, maybe getting started on some fitness training if Greg decided to go to Canberra for the Feds, and maybe getting something temporary until these jobs come up. Its a new chapter in our life and God is walking with us every step of the way.

We were going to be going down to Sydney and surrounding areas on holiday at Easter, but due to Greg's work, we can't really go then anymore as we don't know if he'll have a job, be able to get time off etc. So.... we decided to go somewhere next week!! This is really exciting! A spontaneous family holiday which we are really looking forward to. We are driving down to Coffs Harbour tomorrow now, for 3 nights. We can't go away for as long as we originally wanted to in case we need the extra $$ but this is going to be great anyway! We are staying in a little resort right on the beach. We'll go to the Big Banana, to the beach everyday and just relax and have some special time together as a family.

We are leaving tomorrow morning, early, so I should be off packing and getting organised... busy day today too - church, a worship meeting, cell group and my family for dinner - as well as finishing the packing! Phew!!

Hope you all have a great week and Happy Sunday :)


Allison said...

Hey YOu....been thinking of you and maybe this is why. Just so you know I will be praying for you and greg and hope he gets a job soon.

Chrissy said...

Michael and I have some super fond memories of holidays at Coffs Harbour, you will have a ball Natti! Can't wait to see the piccies when you get back love. :-)

As for the job situ, it's sounds like you both have it all in perspective which is good and I'll be praying all goes smoothly as he looks for another, more rewarding path.

Hugs and love!
Chrissy xx

Susan (smiles1965) from Scrapboxx said...

I am sorry to read Greg wasn't treated better at Aldi. It's very hard to be motivated to go to work in a job your not enjoying (I know how that feels only too well).

Wishing you all the best for this new chapter in your lives. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Have a wonderfully relaxing time away. I am sure you will all enjoy yourselves at Coffs. Drive safely and don't forget your camera xxoo

Karen L said...

I am pleased that you are getting this opportunity to have a bit of a break after all that has happened in the last week or so.

I am so encouraged by your trust and dependence on God Nat - I am reminded of the verse in Romans 8: 28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him , who have been called according to his purpose."
I know he has good plans for you and Greg. Praying for you guys.

Hayley said...

Oh crap, i'm really sorry to hear about Gregs job, but it sounds like this is a blessing in disguise for your family. Sometimes being 'forced' to look for another job (getting out of your comfort zone) is what's needed to find something you love, but might otherwise had been scared to try. I hope that made sense.... Have a wonderful holiday Nat :)

Jo Hutchison said...

Geez, you'd think they would like to keep Staff who really care about the place wouldn't you? Well, Nattie, like they say "God sends us what he believes we can deal with" You guys will get through.

Have a great holiday in Coffs. We drove through it over Christmas but didn't get a chance to stop. I will check back with you to see if it's worth going for a few days.


Katie said...

Hi Nat

Sorry to hear about Greg's job. I hope that this does end up being a blessing in disguise and that he finds a job that he enjoys. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Enjoy your holiday! Hope you get some good photos to scrap!


Anonymous said...

I love to read of your faith that God has this all in hand. I am sure He does - and am praying for you. Hope your little holiday went well and was all you hoped it would be. Sandy

Ruthy said...

Hi matey I haven't touched base with you in awhile and I can see plenty has been happening. I pray that as this door of employment has shut, another will open even better and that you're lives will be blessed 10fold, because your steps are ordered by God, and He delights in your way (your lives), so nothing that is not going to benefit your lives in the long run will come to you!!!! I hope your pregnancy is going well too and I see your little fellow is growing up way too fast as they do!
Take care, God hears our hearts and our prayers as I only too well know!
Ruthy x