Happy Thursday folks! I've kind of been a funk since Tuesday night when the Mr called me from work with some bad news. I don't want to bore your guys with a long story, but our family vacay to Essence Fest is off. Long story short, you guys know my husband works in a dangerous field and his team has taken hit with two his coworkers having died this month (one murder, one suicide) and last month a few were seriously injured on job and have chosen to not return. So, to make up for being under staffed, all vacation time has been suspended until further notice.
And although he put in his request a long time in advance and it had already been approved and we'd already made plans for this trip, his job could care less. They pretty much told him to choose between the trip or job. And well, job won obviously. To say I was frustrated and upset was understatement. Not only was this a family vacation/family reunion trip, but also a business trip for me.
I moped the rest of Tuesday night and most of yesterday. To escape from my bad mood, I decided to finish one of my inspirational books I had started and I'm thankful that I did. The passage that I had picked back up on felt so right for what I was going through and has helped me to not be so pissed about this debacle. In it the author talked about how sometimes situations don't work out as we plan because God is working out something better.
Now, I don't know what better God could be working out in this situation, but I'm choosing to not be a Negative Nancy try to find a bright side in all of this. As much as I really, really, REALLY dislike my husband's job at the moment I am thankful that he has one. I understand this situation is out of control. All I can do at this point is pray that something else works out that at least allows me to still be able to uphold my business end of this trip.
I'm still sad though because this was our only chance to finally take a family vacation as a whole family and it's not going to happen. The kids and I have traveled quite a bit, but it's always been minus the Mr. It sucks that his job is not family friendly and that he's missed out on so many memories.
Moving on, I'm that the kids and I have been having a great week otherwise. JJ is becoming quite the chatterbox, which a good sign. Much of what he says is in gibberish, but at least he's trying to talk more. He's also gotten really good at his signs. Hungry is favorite one. LOL.
We're in the process of switching their schools and it's easier than I thought it would be. Not too many hoops to jump through. We also signed up for the Summer Reading Program at our library and so far we've read close to 15 hours as a family. I'm thankful that both of my kids have inherited my love books. I read them at least four stories a night and then I read for at least two hours after I've put them bed. It's my way to unwind or take my mind off things that are stressful.
I'm also thankful that I was able to locate a package that had been lost in the mail because it went to the wrong address. Nothing like having a company send you something and then it doesn't arrive. Thankfully, I was able to recover it. Lastly, I'm thankful that I've been connecting for with some pretty awesome ladies here in the blogsphere. I feel truly blessed to be making such wonderful blogger friends.
What are you thankful for this week?