Thursday, December 31, 2009

A NOT so happy New Year

Our new year has not started out so good, we will be cutting our vacation short because we need to get back home to a flooded house. It turns out that a pipe froze and it burst, once the ice defrosted all the water came out. From what the housing guy told me every room except the kitchen has damage of some sort, the damage was worse in Jesus's room, the hall way, and a bathroom in those 3 room the ceiling caved in. I thought that this new year was already going to be busy and full of new things to come like Jesus was going to have his surgery, his week study, some money problems but now on top of that we will be having to stay in a hotel for 2-4weeks, we will probably have to pay for damages and fixtures of the house, we will have to pay for our personal loss like furniture, electronics, toys, etc.
I keep reminding myself that things happen for a reason that maybe GOD has a bigger plan at the end of all this that i just don't see. That maybe this will be the hardest thing we will have to deal with this year. I just have to keep my faith strong. I was told that GOD doesn't send you anything that he doesn't know you can handle well I'm not sure that he knows me or that he is seeing that I'm not handling it very well that this has made everything seem harder to handle.
I was thinking of fundraising for the Conference this year for July and that if we saved and limited ourselves in somethings we would be able to go but it seems like maybe that wont happen.
This new year has turned out to start off not so good for us!
but i have to stay strong because i have two wonderful kids who need me and i still have Jesus's surgery to worry about and i just need to hopefully see the bigger picture and as long as we are all alive we will keep going!

i just need to win the lottery!


Myssie said...

So sorry! That just totally sucks. I will be praying the 2010 treats you better than 2009. Hang in there!!

Sawyer said...

I am so sorry! I hope everything works out for you and things get better.

Jacqui said...

What a horrible situation!!! I will be praying for you that God strengthens you in this situation. I really feel to share something with you that God has put on my heart - I hope you don't mind. I see things a bit differently to you - I don't believe that God sends these tragedies our way deliberately because He has a plan to use it somehow. I think the world we live in is "fallen" and bad things happen. That is the result of sin entering the world. But the good news is that as a child of God he promises to NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU especially when you find yourself walking through the fire or the deep waters. But I don't believe He decided to throw you into the deep waters. And the hope that we have is that He can strengthen us to cope with things that are beyond our natural ability to cope with. Not our strength but HIS miraculous strength. He knows you can't cope with this, you are not supposed to. So don't just look to your own resources, expect Him and ask Him, Your loving Father to pour out what you need in this time, so that you can stand.
And lastly His promise is that He can turn all things for good - there is nothing that this fallen world can throw at us that is beyond his ability to redeem and restore. So my prayer is that through this experience you will taste a deeper measure of His love and also His resource and His hope. You are His precious daughter.

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Kelly said...

I am so sorry to hear about this! I hope things turn the corner for you! I will be thinking of you! Kelly F