6 months ago DH found out he was going to be laid off and we were beside ourselves with his job search between that day and his last day. He was able to transition from lay off directly into a job that was closer, paid better, and that he enjoys a thousand times more. We are SO blessed! However, he is doing such a great job that he was just nominated for a leadership program and in order to participate he will be gone the first three days after the set induction date - including our first sat. We have 2 toddlers and I was really depending on this time for daddy to be there for our little boys. We aren't so foolish as to decline his invite - he's really hit a stride and who knows if this opportunity will be available again, but I can't help but be super bummed on the inside... counting my blessings and trying to remember what our circumstances COULD be if we weren't so lucky!