Tuesday, May 8, 2012

5th times a charm

Well,.......I have some news....Not the news I would like, but I think I am dealing pretty well with it.  Nate lost his job. Again,... you might say,... Yes.. Again! This is no reflection on Nate's performance, just on this lame economy.  This is the 5th time Nate has been let go from his job in our 5 year marriage. 

Nate and I have been beyond blessed with jobs. Each time Nate loses his job, he gets a better one. Although sometimes it takes awhile. Well, this time it is different. Nate started up a business last September but with school and work full-time he has not been able to give it his full attention. His business is called "Inline Striping" it is parking lot striping. When he has time to make bids,send them out to companies and win them, Nate makes around 100 bucks an hour. However, with all his time constraints this year he hasn't had time to do many bids.  We thought that when he was done with school, get could really go head first into this. 

Nate and I talked and prayed the day he lost his job and decided this was the perfect opportunity for Nate business.  Nate losing his job is actually a blessing. Now Nate will have more time to send bids out to companies and actually stripe parking lots during the week, instead of just the weekends. I am very hopeful that this is why Nate got let go from his job. I think the Lord is leading us down this path. Nate is majoring in Business with an entrepreneur emphasis. What better then to be working full time on developing his own business. I have faith in our decision; the Lord has never let us down. We have always paid our tithing and we have seen first hand how the Lord blesses us because of it. We just have to continue to do our part and the Lord with help us.

Some other positives about Nate losing his job is that he is home!!! I get to see him when I get home from work and on my days off. We have been very productive the past 4 days Nate hasn't had work.

 We redid our pantry
I forgot to take a before picture, but it was a disaster. 
These were our old shelves
New shelves
 Nate working hard
Ta-Da! Nate's the Man!
All organized

We have also been catching up on some US time. 

We have been going on Dates, Playing games, Making yummy food, Walking Mr. Oliver... Together! It's been great! I am just praying that Nate's business works out! I have a good feeling about it.


 It's the best being able to cook food together, and actually both be home to eat it!


  1. I know how you feel about Nate losing his jobs, my hubby has had the same thing he has had like 11 different jobs while we have been married and now he has started his own business too, I think it took us awhile to realize what the lord wanted us to do, sometimes that is hard but in the end it's all worth it! I hope Nate finds success with his business!!

  2. I can truly attest to the hidden blessings in life's struggles. It sounds like a great opportunity for Nate and how nice to have more time to spend together. I love reading your posts, you are my Rock!

  3. So glad you are getting to spend more time together!! That food looks amazing!! If Nate does his job as well as he did your pantry, I am sure he will be very successful!!

  4. You are so good at seeing the positive when trials hit! I hope Nate's business goes well!!