Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Our Recent Trial

As many of you know our School District in Delta is undergoing a lot of changes from cutting their budget to a decline in enrollment. Well, Robert's mom got a chance to take a severance package that the district was offering for teachers that were close to retiring. We were all very happy to know that she could retire a year earlier and take this package-- Happy Retirement Bev!! The district had 21 people retire. Which gave everyone the impression that they would not have to lay anyone off. Just recently they decided to combine the two elementary schools into one. Everything seems to just be a mess. Here it comes---- Robert found out on April 21st that he will not be rehired for the 2009-2010 school year. He called me after he got out of the Principal's office and at first I thought he was kidding, but he wasn't. I began to just sob and sob. I literally was falling apart. I had so many emotions run through out my body. Well all in all even though last week was the pits (understatement) we are doing quite well. We have our hopes up and trying to be patient in all that we do. We are waiting to see what doors open up and also what our Heavenly Father wants us to do. We are for sure blessed because through the district you can opt to be paid for the 9 months that you work or spread it out into 12-- we opted for the 12. We will be alright until the end of August. We feel that if we give it time the right opprtunities may arise and we will overcome this trial if we stand together as a family. Thanks to all of those who have had us in their prayers and all those who have helped and that will helps us find Robert a new career. We love you and we will keep you posted.


Farnsworth Family said...

Sorry to hear that! We are facing similar things here in Vegas and it continues to astound me. Not sure what your plans are, or if you are even considering moving back to Las Vegas, but once a week or so, I get a list of job openings that have been referred to Las Vegas Church leaders and I email them out to interested people in our Ward. There is a really diverse selection of jobs. If you would like, I could add you onto the email list. Just let me know...Good luck!!!

Curly said...

I think there are some science openings in Alpine School district. Pleasant Grove isn't too bad. There are a lot of homes for sale in the neighborhood. Just an idea. We hope something will open up for you. We plan to come down for the rabbit rumble. Have Robert e-mail some details. Thanks and Love, Melissa