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 everything...you 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.|