Grateful for change

Hey y’all,

My husband began a new job a few days ago. The idea of a steady income was so nice… but his shift is a 12-hour shift during the night. And he doesn’t like the work. I was a little worried this would happen. Before he started, I worried that such a long shift would be a lot like previous jobs that he’s had. And then he got sick after the first day. Bad sick. No fever, but he was constantly puking his guts out.

This is one of the “higher-paying” jobs in our area. The sad thing is, it’s not super-high pay. The job pays decently, but, after taxes are taken out, I don’t know that this job would fully support our family – And we’re super frugal! But, since we began having children, every single time my husband has gotten a “higher-paying” job that could support us about 90% (and this is the 3rd time this has happened), he’s gotten bad sick. On top of that, he gets to spend the majority of his free time sleeping and recovering from his job. He doesn’t get to spend much, if any, time with his son.

I had a talk with him last night, and I’m thankful that I had the correct words this time. I’ve tried to express this idea before, and it hasn’t worked. I showed him my gratitude journal so he could see all the amazing things that had happened for us, and I told him that we would be taken care of even if he decided not to return to this particular job. The jury is still out on whether he stays or leaves, but I told him that no amount of money is worth his health and not being able to see his children. (And, as previously stated, it’s not that much money. It’s $15/hr, and after taxes and insurance, it’s more like $12/hr)

After the talk, he thanked me. In his mind, he needed to be out there working hard to provide for his family with money. But he can provide in other ways, too! And having him stress less and be at home a bit more would be helpful for the whole family.

I believe that the reason my husband got sick was because these kinds of jobs are not the on the path that we need to go down, and they’re putting off such a negative energy that it’s making him sick. My husband doesn’t agree with me on the energy and vibration front (and I get that it sounds crazy), but he did agree that it’s time to reevaluate his job options. I’m so grateful for this change in his mindset. Whether he leaves this job or not, he finally knows that he can, and everything will be ok. And that alone might calm him down so much that his health improves.

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