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Just need some prayers to come my way.  Next week as we all know is Thanksgiving and we all talk about things to be thankful for.  I am thankful for my widville family and my parents and close friends.  But, just got word today that my last day at work will be the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday).  It will really be a Black Friday for me.

If anyone has any contacts for an administrative position in the South Florida area, please keep me in mind.  Thanksgiving won’t be celebrated at my house this year.  I always did get extended every month, and everyone always said they will extend you – don’t worry.  The position ended up going to the person training me.  She is better qualified and there is nothing else here for me. 

I’m very scared of my future now – wanting to go home and have my husband there saying don’t worry sweetheart, we will get through this – we are family and have each other.  But that will not happen.  My parents were counting on me – and dreading after my bereavement group tonight – to tell them that I can’t help them right now. 

I know my Justin is there and I know something will happen, just don’t know what is in store for me.

When my boss told me, I was all smiles and asked for a reference.  She couldn’t believe how well I took it and said everyone things so highly of me here.

At least I can say I won’t gain any weight on Thanksgiving.  Please say prayers and if you have any contacts that could lead me in the right direction, I’d be very grateful.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Love and Hope,


Hope Does Matter – and I will not give up Hope.

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Comment by Lori on November 22, 2013 at 9:33am

So so happy for you Judy, we think of you often many hugs!!

Comment by Tommi on November 20, 2013 at 7:07am very happy for you!  I know it's been a long haul with this temporary job situation!  Hugs to you!!!!!

Comment by Dianne in Nevada on November 20, 2013 at 4:23am

So very happy to read your update, Judy!  Wonderful news for a truly thankful Thanksgiving!

Comment by Beth on November 20, 2013 at 4:15am

Judy, so glad you got some good news.. you deserve it. Hope does matter! Hugs and Love my friend.

Comment by Suz on November 19, 2013 at 10:23pm

Judy, what an incredible story! I will think of you when my Hope falters! I have had a bad month, starting with Blue Cross saying they never should have been insuring me and I owed everything back...for twelve years. Yikes. I would have been on the street! Several weeks later, they called and said there was a "mistake." You just never know what will happen, do you? I do think our beloveds are there for us, in a spiritual way, helping is along, always on our side. Love and hugs to you!

Comment by Asha on November 19, 2013 at 8:14pm
Oh Judy, what a crazy day for you! I am all teared up because I can totally relate to your feelings. The 'regular problems' of our lives seem so much harder without our husbands to comfort us. I too feel that they are trying to help us. I am really glad that your job problem got sorted out quickly. Hugs.
Comment by laurajay on November 19, 2013 at 7:46pm

Judy...happy for your good news!  I can't help but think that had the job offer not come to you God -who holds you in the palm of His hand  would have continued to bless you.  Our spouses love us and may watch over us...but  God's grace  and mercy supplies our very need.    Gobble til you  wobble!   love  lj

Comment by Susan D (Profe D) on November 19, 2013 at 2:19pm

Oh, Judy!  I love you, friend!!  What a roller coaster day you have had!!!!!!

And you're right, Hope DOES Matter!!!    LONG LIVE LOVE

Comment by Patience on November 19, 2013 at 1:41pm

Judy,  Thank you for your story of the amazing power of hope and miracles.  I know in my heart that Justin in watching over and helping you!  HOpe Surely matters!!!

Comment by Mstexan on November 19, 2013 at 1:16pm

Judy, so sorry for the bad news, but my goodness, how everything turned around!  Truly something to be grateful for!  I pray that you will have a good Thanksgiving and that all continues to work out for you.  ((((Judy))))

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