Friday, April 13th, 2018. Friday the 13th, a day I will never forget. My husband got fired from his job exactly one month before my due date. Many people will think that our little family was cursed, had bad luck, or have really fallen on bad times. I honestly don’t blame them for thinking that way, it makes sense!
A month before our newest little edition arrived in the world, my husband, the sole provider, becomes jobless. What is even crazier is that it was on Friday the 13th! It is like a scene from a soap opera on television, what will happen next? Dum Dum Dum!!! Money had already been super tight when he had a job, and now we have to cut more things out of our comfortable lifestyle in order to survive. I should have been upset or mad, I have a right to feel this way, but honestly I’m not.
The reason I will never forget that day is not because it is probably one of the most difficult times my husband and I have ever had to go through. The reason is because it is the day that my husband finally felt free.
When he walked out of his office and into our living room, he told me he got fired, I thought he was joking! He was laughing, filled with joy even, he could not stop smiling. He started to jump around the house just hyped about what had just happened to him. Naiomi was joining in on the excitement her daddy was displaying! I, on the other hand, was confused. I had so many emotions and worries fill my mind, I didn’t know if I should be happy, sad, mad, or scared. I literally started to cry, because it was all just so intense. My husband had to comfort me, and he was the one who lost his job.
And then all at once, I felt the peace of God come over me. It was like every doubt that had filled my mind, He took away. His presence surrounded me, and I was no longer scared. I decided at that moment that I was going to believe that this was all apart of God’s plan. I wanted to be a rock of support for my husband, to be on the same page, and take this challenge on together. God has a plan, He knew what He was doing when He pulled the trigger that my husband could not. For a year my husband has been going back and forth about quitting his job and going all in as an entrepreneur. Focusing on all his side business he had started, but couldn’t get them going because of his full time job. God had been speaking to him for a year now to just quit and trust Him, but he was always too scared.
God is obviously up to something, this timing just screams God. And the joy and peace my husband felt when it happened is definitely a God thing. I have full trust and faith that something amazingly good is going to come out of this, the circumstances may say otherwise, but He is almighty and powerful. He has his hand over our lives, and will guide my husband through this new and exciting chapter in his life. I’m not mad, I’m at peace. I know we will be taken care of, because God has always come through for us when we fall on hard times. Friday, April 13th will always be remembered as a day of freedom. Freedom of the chains that weigh us down and stop us from reaching our dreams. Freedom to pursue what makes us happy, and thanking God everyday for an opportunity to live out our faith in such a bold way.
Many will say I’m crazy to feel peace in this storm, don’t get me wrong I have come a long way in my faith to be able to get here, but I truly believe that something bigger is coming for our family.