Things with the hubby are doing slightly better - still a lot to work on but the hump looks a little differently. Things with DH are now back to normal - better in some ways for having gone through all that struggle. He has definitely opened up a lot more, he's learned a lot more about himself and I've learned about myself, how my actions are perceived and what he's looking for from me. It's a long journey too and there are still little bumps along the way but we are definitely stronger together for having gone through it.
So DH (dear husband)'s EI runs out at the end of the month and he's gone to interview after interview in the last month. Oddly enough, it seems like he has had a bunch of opportunities after we prayed that God would move in our lives but God is really making us live out 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.... patience has been a real key to our learning experience. He would go to a great interview, get moved to the next level where he would feel really disheartened and then move up again. For one interview, he got a verbal offer and while we waited for the offer letter, he got an email instead letting him know that the company has decided that they would cancel the position. Does that make sense - why would you raise someone's hopes and waste someone's time like that? Needless to say, that was a disheartening experience.
He went to interview for another company that he was really excited about, got to the next level and met with someone who obviously didn't know what they were talking about within their own company and wasn't even sure if the position was available and again, felt disheartened. Then he got a call from the same company for an interview for the same position in a different branch but now they want him to wait two weeks for a decision. Who are these people making these decisions? Don't they know how much their decisions affect someone else? Anyway, he is still keen on this job but we leave it in God's hands.
He has another interview for a position similar to what he was doing last year this week so we're hoping that he can just find something before his EI runs out.
I'm trying not to get concerned about the money situation as I know we have it so much better than a lot of people who are homeless and I'm aware of Satan trying to tempt me into thinking that God will not help us - so please pray that God will continue to be our focus and our strength and that I won't be tempted.
After a month and a half of no additional income, savings completely tapped out, it feels like the skies opened up and God said, yup, you've had about enough. We went and saw someone at Royal Bank and she just put things in perspective for us. She told us that though this seemed like the end of the world, it was temporary and in a month or so, everything would change, he would find a job and we would be back on our feet again so all we needed was a little reprieve. She gave us some advice on how to cut down on what debt we had and how to manage until the end of the month. And sure enough, we were able to get our massive credit card debt changed to a loan which we could reasonably pay off, I was able to talk to some of our creditors and get a reprieve for a month with little/no interest and DH was blessed to receive a job offer at just the right time with a company that he absolutely loves and respects. It was definitely rough but God was right there the whole time, asking us to trust in His perfect plan. Once we were smart enough to actively trust Him (instead of the passive trust we told ourselves we had), it all came together. What a lesson!
In all this, to God be the Glory!