Category Archives: Finances

Miracles do happen!

So as you know, we have been experiencing a financial hardship since my surgery in June. I have been praying for some sort of financial miracle and praying that God would just help us get through this hard time. Days, weeks and months go by and we just can’t seem to get ahead. All our bills are late and some of them we haven’t even been able to pay. My boyfriend drives 2 hours each way to work so it would be impossible for him to try to get a second job, so I’ve been looking and have a promising opportunity on the rise. I also started selling Avon and Thirty One Gifts in order to bring in some extra cash. I have been begging and pleading with God for a miracle…but I would never let it go and give it to God. I would pray and have hope and soon after would take it back. The worry and anxiety would set in and I would lose my faith. It finally got bad enough that I just gave it to God and then he sent a miracle in the form of my birth father. My birth father wired money into our account that allowed us to catch up with most bills. I can’t even explain in words the relief that overcame my body when he made the transaction. It allowed me to open up a little more to God and keep my faith strong.

Today I am thankful to have a God that takes care of me even when I can’t take care of myself. I am thankful to have a God that loves me and has faith in me, even when I have none for myself. He constantly shows me that he will never leave me or forsake me. It’s been a beautiful day, thanks to God!!!!

Praise God!!!!

Eight is Enough ~Jenn~

Bye, Bye weekends!

My weekends are now filled with work, work and more work! Who wants that….NOT me!

Going back to last month….

We have been struggling financially since being out of work for my shoulder surgery and even though I am back to work full time, it’s been a uphill battle trying to catch up! I was contemplating trying to get a second job (I only work 3 days a week at my current job). I got the nerve up to ask one of the physicians that comes to my hospital if they were hiring. He informed me that he would look into. I was sooooo excited! I went right home to update my resume and get it all ready! The next day he came and picked up my resume and personally walked it over to his office!!!! Now the waiting games begin… I finally hear from them and get my interview all set up! The interview went AWESOME. Then they asked if I would come shadow them for a half day to see how we all got along! They had me follow the nurse practitioner on stress test day (It’s a cardiology office). My job, if I accept it, would be to work right with the ARNP in the stress lab. I would be prepping the patients and monitoring their vitals during the test. I had a great day at the office. We all seemed to mesh…it was like I had already worked their for months! The days were perfect…I would be able to adjust my days at the hospital to accommodate the 3 days they wanted me to work. I immediately called my work to tell them I needed to switch to only weekends…and they agreed!

Of course, because of the holidays and some medicare issues the main doctor in the practice is not sure about hiring someone else. We wanted to wait a little bit to see how things played out with medicare. Last week she informed me that the medicare changes have been put off another year so all is good there and that after the holidays I should be able to start! Of course, I really need it right now but am so happy that it looks promising for next year!

I am keeping the weekend schedule for now with the hopes of this job coming through in January!

Prayers welcome!!!


You want HOW much????

This is a b!tching blog….Read at your own risk!!!

Just when I think our financial life can’t get any worse then it does!!!!! Taking care of 8 kids financially is very hard. We just don’t bring enough money in a month and every time we get a little ahead, the bottom falls out! We haven’t been able to pay the babysitter, but we still need to use! We are blessed with a babysitter that does work with us….if only the rest of the collectors were the same way! Our biggest hurdle right now is paying our car insurance. The cable has already been turned off and the phone too. And that’s okay cause there are far better things we should be doing than watching cable! And we have cell phones, so who needs a home phone anyways. My insurance has been canceled!! Yes, I am driving a car without car insurance…Well actually Rafael is driving the car with no insurance. I drive his van (which as of today has insurance). Well the insurance (which tells me every time this has happened) notified the State of Florida that I do not have car insurance….I found this out by this pretty little letter telling me that on December 8th they will suspend my driving privileges…unless I can provide them with info on ACTIVE insurance…  Well we still don’t have money and I have contacted my birth father and my mother…pleading for help. I feel like such a loser every time I have to beg for help. They have their own financial hardships to have to take my on also.  Well my birth father agreed to help…but before he could, he ended up out of the country! How does that happen??? Ugh! I hate waiting to the last minute and I have NEVER been without car insurance like this time! It’s been almost a month….Thank GOD, Praise GOD that we have not been in any accidents or such! Is it tax time yet??? It’s the only way, at this point, that we are going to be able to get ahead! Migraines and tension headaches just seem to be a daily part of my life! I am grateful for Excedrin!!!!

Ok, I am going to stop b!tching now!!!! In the end I KNOW God will take care of us…We do have faith!

Eight is Enough ~Jenn~