Thursday, July 15, 2010

One thing after another.

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!

11 comments:

  1. Ewww... sometimes life just sucks a bit yeah? Sorry that things seem to be falling apart all at once. :( I had plans to be much further along in saving toward buying a house than I am now... all because life happens and sometimes slows us down. Hopefully you will find that a lot of these things fix easily and cheaply.

    Love you!

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  2. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

    That helped me so much yesterday because I have been stressing out about everything lately also. The deployment coming up, weight loss, cleaning house, and family probs. You will be in my prayers!

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  3. I totally understand what youre going through and just know that its ok to be a little depressed and worried about how things are going.

    Right after our wedding 3 mths ago, my husband lost his job and doesn't know what he wants to do next. I also want to start a family in the sometime near future and also have some debt id like to pay off and its hard when you only have one income.

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  4. I totally understand what youre going through and just know that its ok to be a little depressed and worried about how things are going.

    Right after our wedding 3 mths ago, my husband lost his job and doesn't know what he wants to do next. I also want to start a family in the sometime near future and also have some debt id like to pay off and its hard when you only have one income.

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  5. Murphy's law sucks. So sorry you're having a hard time! My parents have a really awesome mechanic in Baton Rouge that is VERY reasonable on his rates-- he takes care of all of their cars. If you want me to get his contact info I can... just let me know.

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  6. Totally know how you feel!!

    I have a lot of medical bill debt and my husband finally got a job three months ago after not working for TWO years, and then on Saturday they laid him off...So back to not being able to pay of the debts!! Ugh!!!

    Things WILL get better!!

    Keep your head up!! :)

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  7. Things happen - you're just stronger than them! You have a loving husband to get through them with. And that makes you a lucky girl. :)

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  8. Hang in there friend...I am sorry, sometimes when it rains it pours huh? I will pray for you and I really mean that. God hears my prayers, I am confident in that and He will meet your needs. You are a great girl and are going to make a wonderful mother someday, whether you get to stay home or not. I'm right there with ya on that... :)

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  9. Your in a storm, but the calm will come soon. Things will get better.

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  10. When it rains it certainly pours! Sorry all of that happened at once. I hope things get better soon!

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