It's been so long since I've been here, that I didn't even remember how to get here!!! That's sad. I do love to share my world with whomever is reading but I just can't seem to manage it on a consistent basis.
After recovering from pneumonia in mid October, life came at me at a pretty quick pace. In November, my mom had pneumonia and it landed her in the hospital, thank God it was only overnight but still. In December we found out that my Aunt Joan was very sick and one week after hearing the diagnosis, she went home to be with the Lord. Dev.A.Stated. I still haven't wrapped my mind around the fact that she is no longer here on earth with us. There are so many times that I jut want to pick up the phone and call her. This took place during Christmas, so needless to say, the holidays were a bit of a struggle.
I feel like January went by without a hitch, I celebrated my 42nd birthday -woohoo! February came and brought with it some type of stomach bug that went through all six of us, one day at a time. We also brought home a sweet little yellow lab which we named Mahoney (After Molly Mahoney from Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium). Our older lab's name is Molly <3 Corny, I know. Our number three child turned 14 on Valentine's Day and because of that sickness we had to reschedule his birthday!!! Lord willing it will happen this weekend!!
We had a few medical scares with my other two aunts but praise God, nothing came of it and they are fine. My mom was in the ER last week for an extremely high blood pressure and heart rate -but all tests have come back fine. This Tuesday I was in the ER. I had been having some tightness in my chest and some tingling in my arms. Another praise, my heart is fine, but I'm still left feeling very anxious and somewhat panicky. If you know me, you know that that is not me. I am a calm person and trust God with pretty much everything.
However, today, as far as we know is my hubby's last day of work. His two year contract is up today and thus far nothing has been resolved to keep him there. Not for lack of trying, mind you. His boss has been very diligent in trying to get an extention or get him hired full time, but it seems that that this is not an emergency to anyone else in that company. So, I am attributing these feelings to the fact that we are staring unemployment square in the eye once again. Except this time there is no severence package to hold us over.
We've been three years without benefits, no paid days off, no medical insurance and with four children in the house, that has me shaken up. I continue to give it to God, knowing and trusting that He is in control. But its hard as the momma to these precious little people to know that our ability to afford proper medical care is pretty much nonexistent.
So I come today, not to complain or dump, but to simply put the needs out there for any of you who read this and will pray. We serve a mighty God and I've no doubt that He will continue to carry us. I don't know what the outcome of this physical anxiety will be, but I'm trusting that He will work that out as well. Along with the emergency room bill that is sure to be astronomical.
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the snow that we've gotten this winter, but now it's March and it's time Spring got her groove on and made an appearance!!!! Praying all has been well with you!! Until next time -whenever that will be!!
God Bless - Lorraine