What if One Day Never Comes

Things had been going up hill for so long. Raises for him, great moods for me, life was on the up swing.

We were outside planting gardens, getting things done around the house, paying off bills that had been neglected because he had been layed off months before, and we really believed things were finally coming together.

And then, like a kick to the gut, he was let go from his job.

No warning.

No talking about it.

Just done.

Could we afford this new development? How would we manage? Should we pull our daughter from daycare (which costs us $800 a month) and ride out the summer.

We did the calculations and came out with a whopping $23 left a month.

No riding it out.

Time to start the job hunt.

I’m feeling down.

I’m pissed off.

I want to throw in the towel.

We keep going through this.

How is a family supposed to survive with the cost of living where it is right now? With the gas prices, grocery prices, cost of clothing, entertaining, and daycare costs where they are right now?

It’s almost impossible.

I’m disappointed in the situation, losing hope that we’ll ever get to a point that we’re comfortable, and tired of hearing that we need to tighten our purse strings.

They’re tight.

I know this is happening in more families than mine and I wonder why the outcry isn’t being heard.

How are other families coping?

How are other people paying their bills?

How are vacations, weekends away, boats on the water, and expensive clothes possible?

I’m feeling trapped by money, a slave to it and as though it rules my entire life.

I contiually think, one day we’ll get there.

But one day isn’t coming.

What if it never does.

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3 Responses to What if One Day Never Comes
  1. Stef
    June 26, 2014 | 10:58 am

    Amen Sister! Life is unaffordable! Even with a healthy family income we struggle and have debt. At the end of the pay period the account is dry… it sad! and discouraging!

  2. Lyla Jackson
    July 2, 2014 | 9:12 pm

    Just when you needed a kick to the balls…sorry hun. Getting laid off sucks.

    • multitaskingmumma
      July 3, 2014 | 8:21 am

      He’s found a new job and is loving it! I’m so happy for him. It did suck!!

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