sorry if i have kept some of you guessing. my cousin and family and some friends have been asking me about thomas' job.
we found out on thanksgiving day that the state cut most of the funding for his program due to this fabulous economy that we all get to be a part of nowadays. this would mean that the clients we service will no longer be getting the time and attention they obviously need, that about half the case managers at nsmh will be let go this holiday season, and that the job that will be available to those who get to stay on is going to be hard, stressful, and probably pay less.
i know my boss is not looking forward to letting people go, the clients are not happy about this, and we have been very worried and unhappy about this.
we were supposed to find out by monday the 15th whether we had made the cut or not. we feel like we might be ok since thomas is a hard worker, with a masters degree, who has been with nsmh for a long time in various capacities. but... there are quite a few people in the same exact boat and they can only keep so many... so we are ready to face what ever comes our way: a job that is harder and pays less, but is nevertheless a job or no job and moving on to something else.
it has been kind of sad from time to time around these parts and for some pregnant reason i am tearing up as i type this just because we have been through so many different emotions lately, BUT: we have each other, we have our health, we have our faith that everything will work out as it should no matter what, we have our testimonies, we have so much support through friends and family here and across an ocean... we have it good all things considered.
and we will let you know as soon as we know more. thank you so much for being so wonderful. we love you.
since i live my life through music, here is a song (in a fan made video) that amazingly describes exactly everything i feel about this whole situation (give it time to load if it needs to- it's worth the wait) i love modest mouse and HOW ON EARTH do they know me so personally... kinda scary. anyway, turn it up loud and enjoy. :)