Saturday, June 6, 2009

Roller Coaster Day

Yesterday was such a crazy day, filled with good news and bad news. First I learned my biopsy came out fine...both areas were benign fibroids. I was beyond happy...praising God and spreading my good news to my family and friends.

Then a couple of hours later, I got a call from my husband. He was let go from his new job. He had been laid off from his original job, was out of work for a couple of weeks, and started at this new company the day after Memorial Day. Everything seemed to be going fact, his bosses there kept telling him how much they liked him. Yesterday morning a budget meeting was held, and the company had to make some cuts, like so many other companies right now. Since my husband was the last one hired, he was the first one to go. He told me how much he is starting to hate 3 PM on Fridays.

The thing is...the day my husband got this job was the same day I found out I had to have this surgery. Now the day I find out everything is fine with my surgery and results, my husband loses this job. Believe me, the irony is not lost on me here. I am still staying positive, but I did have a couple of hours last night when I broke down over all of the news from the day. When breast cancer runs in your family and this is the third surgery of this kind that you've gone through, it really hits you hard when you get the good news that everything is OK once again. I've stayed strong for so long, but as I thought about the fact that my health is more important than any job, I started to lose it. I was extra thankful to God that I had good results, since now my husband is out of work again. Obviously we still need income, and so many other people in this country do too. God got me through my surgery, and He is at work on the job situation as well. I have total faith in Him.

My walk was short yesterday, but it was a start back to exercise after the events of this week. The coach took the kids out for ice cream after the baseball game, and I did splurge on a SMALL Hot Fudge Sundae. (Just ice cream and other toppings.) Now today is a new day - I have a new lease on life thanks to my great health report, and I know God is working and has wonderful things in store. I am not going to mess up His work by getting down. I will keep my positive thoughts, and follow that up with positive, healthy actions.

Here's to a bright future ahead for all of us!!!

1 comment:

Mary Lou said...

Good for you keeping your positive attitude! That something that I have struggling with a lot. I think I'm getting better though! I am sure your strong faith is the key to keeping positive!

One day at a time! God only gives us as much as we can handle!

Mary Lou