Over the past few months, John and I have seen the need to let my evening Personal Care Attendant go. The reasons are best unmentioned, especially as I struggle with feelings of unforgiveness, but suffice it to say that we kept her on because we understood her financial situation and didn’t want her to lose any income. Hopefully, I’m not boasting about any magnanimous attitude on our part — we simply wanted to be as obedient to the Lord as possible under frustrating circumstances.
So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. ~~Matthew 7:12 (ESV)
A few weeks ago, however, we realized that keeping her just wasn’t fair to us. The encroachment on my time (her schedule necessitated putting me to bed earlier than I wanted) left little time to do digital art for this blog, and that fact weighed heavily on me. Of course, several other things added to the stress, and we finally worked out a plan with our pastor to let her go as fairly as possible.
Then yesterday she called with an unreasonable request. When we said no, she angrily quit.
Okay, that took a load of stress off of us. But now we need to interview people as well as lining up people to fill in until we hire someone. Although we had already begun advertising last week, I put an ad on Craigslist last night and have received quadruple the responses than from the PCA Job Board. I know the Lord will provide.
As a result, however, I’ll have less time for blogging. I don’t like cutting back on this area of my life, but right now I see no other choice. I pray you’ll understand, now that I have the liberty to explain the situation fully, and that you’ll enjoy my archives until I can finally resume my regular blogging schedule.
John and I would greatly appreciate your prayers during this time of interviewing. Also, please pray for the gal who quit, as I see no evidence that she truly knows Christ. Above all, please pray for my attitude to honor the Lord through this. Thank you.