"I owe everything to my Savior, Jesus Christ. He has given me hope and continues to give me a future. I now know after so many trials in my life, that He does listen to me and He will answer my prayers. I no longer have to think about seeking Jesus, He is in my thoughts all day long. My heart knows my Savior’s voice. When He calls me to prayer, I obey. When I ask to sit with Him in counsel, He is always there. If it weren’t for the trials in my life I would never have developed the faith I have today. There is no longer any question, there is no longer the “Why is this happening”, there is only trust because my Father in heaven is always faithful and just."– Liz Dixon

Friday, December 19, 2008

In The Midst Of It

Here again, we are faced with another fire. Thankfully it has nothing to do with any health issues. This time it is financial. Donny was let go from his job Friday, due to downsizing throughout the company, and economic hard times facing the company as a whole. Here I thought he was getting out to talk to his buddies from work and enjoy the company Christmas party and having a nice day and then he returns with this news…boy was I wrong. Being a man of much sarcasm and a love of joking around, I did not know he was being serious when he first shared with me this news. After a few minutes of him repeating it, I realized this was far from a joke. Of course I was speechless, and emotional and upset. To go from everything being great for 7 years and then losing the only career he has ever had…all we have known…where do you go? What do you do? Unfortunately, they did not take our five children in consideration when choosing to let my husband go from his job. Don’t they know we have five little mouths to feed.? Our Christmas has taken a sudden twist, and wont be what we had originally planned. But we will still do everything possible to make Christmas day fun for the kids, and make them feel special. We don’t want the kids to feel our worry or problems, so we will do our best to make like everything is ok. Although, we do not know what the weeks and months to come have in store. All we can do now Is be in prayer for God’s direction, and provisions. We are waiting to see where God is going to take us and how is going to provide. We are scared and uncertain and feeling all kinds of emotions but we can only do so much and let God do the rest. Your prayers and job leads are most welcome and appreiciated.

11 comments:

Following Him said...

Prayers are coming to the Dixon household tonight :( I am so sorry that this happened and will be praying for you guys!
~Elyse~

Hollie said...

Ugggghhh....Liz, I am so terribly sorry to hear this news. Just know that we are praying for your guys and I pray God shows you FAST what His plans are for y'all. Sending love and HUGS your way!

JAMIE'S CREW said...

I am so sorry to hear that horrible news anytime - but it just seems to sting worse right at the holidays. But, you are right - God has a plan for your family. Have faith in Him.

God Bless You All

Don said...

You probably won't receive too many comments as it is hard for people to know what to say. But, thankfully, you all have so many friends and family members who do not how to, and do, pray. Mon and I look forward to talking.

Melody Slaton said...

I've already said several prayers for you already. I'm really mad that they did this to you right at Christmas of all times. I'm so so so sorry!!

Alyson said...

Liz--I am so sorry. I know it must be so hard right now. But I just think that God reveals how faithful He is during these hard times. Trust Him, and He will carry you all through! We are praying for you!

Ivanna said...

Liz-
I'm so sorry to hear this. That is never good news to hear, but certainly so close to Christmas makes it even worse! Hope the New Year brings much happiness and the much needed new job!
Best wishes,
Ivanna

The Arrington Family said...

Oh, Liz I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for you & your precious family during this time.

heather@it'stwinsanity said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. What terrible timing for them to tell him right before Christmas!

The Arrington Family said...

Liz, you've really been on my heart lately and just wanted you to know that I'm praying for you and your family. I hope all is well. Ashley

Libby said...

SOrry your going through a hard time. Wish you the best!