Friday, October 15, 2010

One whole year

Wow so it has been one whole year since Jon got laid off. I was 14 weeks pregnant when the phone rang at 7:30 am and Jon told me the bad news. We weren't really shocked, we knew it was coming soon we just didnt know when. When I hung up the phone I lost it, I cried and cried and laid back in bed trying to figure things out. When Jon got home we talked and he was pretty sure his lay off was only going to last 3 months at the most. When I look back I really cant believe it has been a whole year! These are the things I have learned in the past year:

1. Never assume anything
2. There really never is a perfect time to have a baby no matter how prepared you feel
3. You can never save enough money
4. Material things are pointless
5. Stress effects every single thing you do, sleeping, eating, pretty much living in general
6. It is pointless to worry about things you can't control...eventhough I do it anyway
7. Everything happens for a reason, even if that reason is yet to be determined
8. Things can always get worse
9. No news is not always good news
10. I am not as strong as I thought I was, but I am a REALLY good actress :)
11. I will never take anything for granted again
12. No matter how bad things are someone always has it worse
13. Be extremely grateful for what you have
14. My children make me crazy and grounded at the same time
15. I am lucky to have the best hardworking husband out there who will do anything to make sure his family is provided for
16. Banks suck
17. I have an awesome support system in my family and friends
18. I need to stop moping and be excited for what the future has
19. We can get through anything
20. My mom always has and always will be there for me, AND she is always right :)

Hope everyone is doing well :)