Tonight my husband went into work fully anticipating on filling out paperwork that would terminate his employment. They were making cutbacks and he had opted not to reapply for his position.
Needless to say, I was very surprised when my hubby called me at 6:45 and told me "I'm staying." And he didn't mean just for the night. He meant, for an undetermined amount of time. The terms of his employment have changed some (he will only be working 32 hours a week and will not get paid vacation) but they were able to work it in such a way that he should be keeping his health benefits for a while. After spending hours on the Internet and phone looking into our health insurance options that last part is such a blessing.
Hubby is not anticipating this on being a long-term solution (we think the place where he works will be closed in 6 months or less), but at least it gives us income and health benefits while he is searching for something better.
Although we've been anticipating for the last 2 weeks that hubby was going to be losing his job, we've been at peace the entire time. Now I know why. God knew what was going to happen and that we'd be okay.