My boyfriend and I are going on our fifth year together. Through the years, we have been blessed with the drive and determination to leave the constraints of working for someone else and start our own businesses. With that, comes good times and bad. His business as a welder is typically the bread winner of the two of us - until Christmas that is. He hasn’t been able to get back to work since. Little did I know, but when the temps dropped like they did here in the Midwest, it froze everything in his industry. Our emergency fund won’t hold us over for much longer. We pray he hears something soon to get him back out there and working. He loves what he does and he is a proud man when it comes to providing for us and our little family. It has been great having him home, but I can tell he’s carrying this stress on his shoulders and I pray it will end soon so he no longer has to worry. I know, and I have faith, that God will get us through this just as he has every other time in the past. It is just so easy to lose sight of that in the thick of things. Please Lord, bring him another job. We so badly want to buy a home this year, but without good news soon...it won’t be possible. Our lease is up at the end of February. It is a temporarily lease for a house that was originally purchased for the new owner to do rent to own. Since we don’t want to buy it, I’m sure we will need to move. We have two large dogs and a cat so finding somewhere that will allow us is hard.