Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sometimes when it pours!

Hey everyone,

This is my third attempt at this post. I guess it's because I haven't felt very agile with my words lately. I just haven't felt very competent in expressing myself. I don't want to come off as melodramatic or depressing, but facts are facts. Life has been rough lately.

It all started last Monday, my sister was in a horrible car accident. She and my niece are okay. My sister has a fractured sternum and rib. She is very sore and on the road to recovering. My niece managed to make it out with only a bruise and a few marks. The other driver did not make it. I can only imagine what her family is going through. My sister was not at fault, but along with her recovery, she is dealing with this knowledge. Please keep her and my niece in your thoughts and prayers.

Shortly after this I was notified by a collection's agency that I owed money on a loan that I never took out. They have threatened to garnish my wages (I'm currently not working, but was looking.) I'm not sure what to do other than what we have already done. We contacted Sallie Mae and was told that all of our accounts are in good standing and this loan is not something they have knowledge of...(good, because I never took out one!) We mailed the agency a letter stating this and that we talked with Sallie Mae. I don't know what will come of this, but I'm hoping we won't have to fight it in court or something of that nature. :/

I then learned that my mother was bit by a bug and had a bad reaction. She was put on an antibiotic and sadly, discovered that she was allergic! She then was given another antibiotic only for it not to work. :( She is now on another antibiotic and it seems to be doing the trick. Please pray for her recovery as well.

On top of all of this, I have a head cold that I'm desperately trying to fight off! I'm stressed out. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.

So last night was one of those breakthrough nights, the kind where you just stop pray, you sob, you accept your circumstances. That is what I did. It was hard. It is hard. I have faith though that this is just the dark before the dawn. God is looking out for us and things will improve.

From my devotion last night---Joyce Meyer's  Starting and Ending your Day Right.
<3 anna


  1. Wow, Anna, it HAS been a rough couple of weeks for you! Hang in there dear one, I sometimes think we get these rough experiences just so God can shine His Brightest! We had our (new) truck break down the other night which was no fun by any means but within minutes of me posting a 'help' message on facebook we had 6 people-- 2 who were mechanics-- there to help us. All in all there were 9 folks by the this was all said and done who gave us support. I think, wow, despite the break down which was mighty inconvenient,look how God loved on us through this! One final word: let Prayer be our 1st defense when we face difficulties. Too often we say 'well there's nothing more we can do. maybe we should pray' when this should be the 1st thing we reach for. Hugs, Anna... it will get better.

    1. this is Robyn, by the way... I realized I was signed in on my husbands account when I wrote it. <3

  2. Wow, that is just awful that all of that hit you at once. I hope things improve soon. They say bad things do happen in 3s. My grandma always says that after 3 bad things, something really good will happen. I hope that something good happens for you very soon!!

  3. Oh my! So sorry to hear what you have been going through. Hoping things get better soon and you feel better! Thinking of you!

  4. I'm so sorry, Anna! I will definitely be praying for your sister and niece, your mother-in-law, and YOU! Go squeeze that sweet baby of yours and take it easy today. Hope you feel better soon!



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