Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Unfortunate Event

Maybe you remember this post when I mentioned that an unfortunate event had occurred. I didn't go into detail because really this blog is supposed to be about pretty paper with an occasional post about my fabby little darlings and other cute things. I wasn't sure that The Baker would really want me to blog about what happened but I am ready to tell. It's a story with an almost happy ending.

The Baker has worked for the same company since he graduated from college almost 11 years ago. He's a super hard worker and he really puts his heart into his job. It just so happens that the company he worked for belonged to my dad and my brother worked there too. It was a paper company which maybe influenced my love for pretty paper. They also sold things like toilet paper which had no influence on me whatsoever. Anyway, for many reasons the company closed the week before Nora's birthday. Sad because many people lost their jobs and heartbreaking because my dad worked so hard building that company for so many years. Any of you that have been through this sort of thing can understand that it's pretty scary and stressful.

Now I'm going to preach a little bit. God has been so good. You hear people say all the time that God will provide and we have learned first hand that it is true. About 4 months before this occured my little PaperDoll business mysteriously started booming. Booming might be a strong word but it did grow quite a bit. Throughout this past month we have been overwhelmed with the support and encouragement of our friends and family. We have felt the prayers and been amazed by the kind acts of our friends. People have brought dinner so we didn't stress about groceries, sent little gifts to cheer us up, dropped cards in the mail, sent emails and called just to say they were thinking about us. We have had friends literally stop what they were doing to pray at a time that they knew Nathan was in an interview. So many of our friends have gone above and beyond to let us know that they care about our family. There are too many kind acts to mention but we are so grateful for them all. God provided for us and it is amazing to see how good He can be.

Now for the Almost Happy Ending...The Baker got a job offer yesterday and he will start his new job in two weeks. We are so relieved and so blessed. My brother started a new job this week and from what I hear most of the people that worked at the company have found new jobs too. We are praying for my parents and we know that God will take care of them. My heart breaks for my dad. This company has been a major part of his life. My heart breaks for my mom because it must be hard for her to see him go through this.

So there you have it. I have felt like I was keeping a secret since I hadn't blogged about this but you understand, don't you?


  1. We have been in the same situation before and were so blessed by God trough the whole experience. God is good and he is our protector!!

    Praise God and congratulations!

  2. God is amazing! It's always hard to have faith when the path seems unclear. I don't know why I am always amazed when God's plan is always greater than anything we could have imagined. It's in His Word and it never fails! I am glad everything worked out for you. He is always good and faithful!

  3. oh i EVER understand! i just read on another blog...

    "don't tell God how big the storm is...tell the storm how big God is" true!

    God will bless the hard work of you daddy...everything will be just fine according to His purposes!

    preach on! blessings!

  4. About 8 years ago I was laid off due to 9-11 and lost everything. I was a full time college student and a full time employee. I fell apart.I had to drop out of school for 2 years so I could get back on my feet. It took 6 months to find just a part time job. It was horrible. But at the same time, the Lord provided a way for me to stay afloat. I became so thankful for my many blessings. Also, I was slightly humbled, to say the least. I didn't take anything for granted after that. All things happen for a reason.Good luck with everything!

  5. watcha doin'?

    caroline told me to tell you she loves her sippy cup!


  6. What a great story!!! Congratulations for toughing it through a tough time! We, like many, have had a similar experience and I know the stress it can bring to a family especially when it affects even your extended family. So good news! Thanks for sharing it!


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