February 17, 2009

Portraits of an Economy

Some of you know this already, but please read on. Thank you.

Hi, my name is Tasha and here is my story....

I worked for a health insurance company in Detroit Michigan, but I always dreamed of being home with my children We already had 2 girls and I was finally pregnant with #3 our boy. We had decided early on in that pregnancy that I would finally be able to stop working and stay home with the kids, having 3 kids in daycare, plus my commute would not benefit us with me working any longer. 3 months into my maternity leave, October 2008 to be exact I resigned from my job. Even with giving up our extra income, our medical and dental benefits and a nice cushy desk job, it felt good. In our eye it was worth everything we just lost for me to be home. On December 3rd, 2008, my husband calls home. "I was just fired" he said. I yelled at him for the lame joke he was playing, but the silence on the other side said a lot more. This was not a joke. 2 months ago, we had 2 incomes, then one and today we have none. Next to nothing in savings, 3 children, 2 of them in diapers, and we now have no money living in Michigan, who just happens to have a 10% unemployment rate, the highest in the nation.

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  1. I just read the rest of your post over at the other site. I'm so sorry you are going through this, my parents also live in Michigan and are unemployeed for the first time in 4 decades. Very sad.

    Glad things are finally looking up for you, lets assume that the worst is behind you!

  2. I am so glad that you all are on the uphill side of your battle...I prayed hard for you guys!

  3. Anonymous2/23/2009

    Chris is working again now, right?? Please say he's still working. I've been praying for you guys!