We are really stressed out at home lately. Last week was AWFUL & this week is not much better. Sure, some things are over which is a relief. The funeral is done, the wedding is done (which was beautiful & a blast, but still something Brad had to learn a bunch of music for) & my car has new tires. But we still have some issues.
- a broken sideview mirror on my car
- a broken windshield on Brad's car that he has to get fixed within 30 days.
- something wrong with the a/c (though at least it's cooling - thank GOD!)
- the dryer won't dry.
Those are the immediate concerns. These are the ones that can wait a little -
- my transmission needs looking at
- Brad's brakes need looking at
- the back of my blazer will not open (so annoying!)
- us wanting to get out of the area in which we live
I was depressed all day yesterday about my weight & about all of these things. It's just too much at once & it's weighing down on us. And that's not it either - a couple of other potential things that are good but could cause stress. If that makes sense...
It's funny to me how things can change so quickly. All was well, we were happy. I was worried & stressed over our future, but nothing immediate. Just wanting to be a mom, a stay-at-home one, worried about finances & how this would all take place. And wanting us to find a house or at least find some land & get our trailer out of the area where we live now. So we talked about these things for awhile & then decided -
We would start throwing money at our two debts, all that we possibly could, & get that junk paid off (my student loans & the trailer mortgage). Then we'd start saving money like crazy to afford a house or land & savings to make it possible for me to be a stay-at-home mom.
That was the plan. We were excited about it! And then Brad was asked to play for a wedding. And then his grandmother died. And then i busted two tires. And my sideview mirror fell off. And Brad's car didn't pass inspection (because of the broken windshield). And i noticed our clothes weren't drying.....one thing after another!! So now we have to forget the debt & the savings & the house & the babies... we have some immediate concerns at hand. Don't you just love how that works out?!
I remember that while i was worrying so much about our future & finances, my pastor preached a sermon on WORRY. It was really good. It was in the perfect time. It relieved my worries of our future & reassured me that God has got this! And i know He still does... I just need to go review my notes from that particular sermon. :)
If we can just get through all of this - all will be okay. But right now, it sucks.
Please keep us in your prayers!