It's been just over two weeks since I was unexpectedely laid off from my job. My good wife acted quickly and was able to start taking more shifts from her On Call job. I am waiting for my employment insurance benefits to kick in and actively looking for another career. But in the mean time I have taken on the role of the House Parent. I would be lying if I were to say that it hasn't been challenging. There has been a fair bit of pride for me to swallow. I want to be the provider, the hunter, the "man". But it has some good things about it too. I am connecting more with my kids. I am getting more done around the yard and in the house. But most importantly I have given everything up to God. He is in control of what happens from day to day. I am not the one at the wheel. He may let me try to steer sometimes but he takes over when I head towards the ditch.