Last week I shared about the short trip Jason, Amelia and I took to the north shore. We had planned on this trip for a short time and it turns out it ended up being for a specific reason that we weren't aware of at the time.
Yes, just as the sign says, we went up north to relax and lift our spirits. You see, the day that we finally decided to do it, to make the reservation for a hotel and make our talk of going up north a reality, Jason went to work and lost his job. This was something that was out of the blue, no real concrete reason was given and as you can imagine, he was very hurt.
We decided that even with the loss of an income we would still take the trip and we even added an extra night since we could leave a day earlier since he didn't have to work. We did break our "no charging" rule and charged the hotel room. Other than that we were really good about only spending within our limits which I was excited about!
Our trip was wonderful. I have never seen fall like I saw it up there this year. Jason was able to clear his head immensely and we enjoyed some time together as a family. I think we all needed the time away to unwind, relax and enjoy each other. Jason and I were working opposite shifts to avoid paying for childcare and that got stressful at times since we didn't see a whole lot of each other sometines.
Our trip was a very good thing for us and I am so happy that right before he left for work two Fridays ago we did it - we made hotel reservations - because he lost his job that day. If we hadn't have already made them we wouldn't have taken the trip. I am certain of that. Earlier that day, driving home from work, something inside me said, "just do it. Make the reservations and have a good time." So that is what we did and it was amazing.
Jason is searching for a new job and maybe even a career change. Whatever happens we will be fine, of that I am sure! I have a lot of peace over this. That doesn't mean that I don't feel stressed sometimes when I am paying bills but overall, I know we will be fine. We are still living with grandpa which is a huge blessing and I just found out, about the time Jason lost his job, that I have a permanent job at Target. (I was hired as seasonal for remodel help.)
I am interested to see what he finds for work in the next few weeks and what it will do for our family!