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!!!!
Eight is Enough ~Jenn~
The courthouse I spent my day at...
It all started a couple weeks ago..My day started fine, went well throughout the day UNTIL I checked my mail! WTH?!?!?! I had been summoned to serve as a juror! I have been “eligible” for this for the last 17 years…but NEVER been called to this duty before now! What I move to a new county and they are on the ball! I grew up in the same county since I was 10 and didn’t leave there till almost 2 years ago!
I woke up at 6:30am…wanted to leave my house at 7am…NOT! This was not going to happen and to make matters worse…It was 38 degrees outside AND I live in SOUTH FLORIDA…This is NOT supposed to happen! What the heck was I going to wear…I do not have “real” winter clothes and I DEFINITELY do not have a real winter coat…Usually it’s a long sleeve and maybe a hoody at best! So I scamper around my room and find a sweater and some pants I can wear….WAIT I need closed-toe shoes! Like I said I live in South Florida…I own flip flops and then tennis shoes…but they aren’t going to go with the business attire I am to wear! Okay got my “interview” shoes on…I’m ready to head out the door! I was immediately slapped in the face with the frigid wind! Run, not walk back into the house and dig for something I can wear as a jacket! Got it, got my book, got my lunch, got the baby…I was good to go to sit in a room and read all day!
I dropped the baby off and headed to the courthouse! I found it (cause I wasn’t really sure where the place even was!), parked my car and proceeded to find my way to the juror area! I finally got checked in and don’t remember much after that…I was so sleepy and hadn’t had my coffee yet! So about an hour and a half after I was sitting in my chair, I heard my name get called! Time to do my duty…lol!
The view from the 11th floor of the courthouse!
So in the elevator we go up…11 floors! Most of the day we were in the court room, not enjoying the beautiful view! I made it through 2 cuts and was starting to get really nervous! At 4:30pm I was released of my duty!!!!!!!!!!!
That makes something to be very grateful for on this coooooooooold Tuesday! I am ever so grateful that I was not picked to be on the jury. I was happy to participate and even happier to find out that they will not call me back for at least another year….WOOHOO!!!!! That’s right…let me say it again WOOHOO!!!!!!!
Time to go warm up!
I rushed around the house this morning trying to get ready for work and get out the door on time. I kept forgetting things…I think I ran back in the house 3 different times this morning! All while lil Aiden, strapped in his car seat, waited in the car. I finally get it all and it’s 6:15….I usually leave at 6am on the dot! I attempt to start the car one time, two times and three…It won’t start. And Rafael left for work at 5am, UGH!!!! What was I supposed to do. I sat with him on the phone trying to mimic the noise that the car was making….I suck at this. How come a guy can replicate it no problem….but when I try, HA! Back to the story….. I finally give up and call my job at 6:20 and tell them that as of right now I would not be there…unless a miracle came and my car started. I continued to try some more….NO LUCK! All of a sudden my upstairs neighbor is outside my car door. I open it up and she hands me a paper with her number and then her car keys. I couldn’t believe it…I don’t even know her that well, all just in passing. She insisted that I take her car to get to work. I couldn’t believe that someone would do something like that…Would I if the situation was reversed and I had 2 cars also???? I wondered! I quickly called my job back to make sure I could still come in and they said Yes…WooHoo!!!! I transferred everything to her car and went on my way. I am so grateful for having a neighbor that cares. I felt so blessed!!!! I am so blessed!!!!!
I having been finding myself being very ungrateful for the things that I do have in my life lately. It’s time to realize that I do have a lot to be grateful for and in the hopes of getting my blog going again, I have designated Tuesdays as my Thankful Tuesdays. I am going to write about something that I am grateful for in my life!!!
Today I am grateful for Advil. Not what you might think that I would be talking about on here….LOL!! When I was pregnant I started having severe sciatica pain…it was a total pain in the rear…LITERALLY! I thought, no big deal I had this same problem with my other two pregnancies. But, oh how I had to go out with a bang!!!! This time was different. I was getting severe pain in my “tail bone” area, my right hip and down my right leg all the way into the back of my heal. I had a really hard time walking, sitting, sleeping, you name it!!!! I thought this would all be gone when Aiden was born….cause that’s how it happened after my other pregnancies! NOPE! I was sadly mistaken. The pain in my tailbone and hip has persisted and are driving me nuts. I couldn’t take Advil while I was pregnant, but I can have it now and I am so grateful for my Advil! It is my friend and I use it daily….LOL!!! Still hoping that the pain will go away soon, but until then I will take my friend Advil!!!!