Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Modern Day Job...

That is pronounced J (long O) B...from the Bible... Not Job like at Sears.

So, I was called Job a few days ago by Billy...and today by his wife. It has been a rough couple of months for us. Yesterday was a brilliant day. One of the top 5 worst ones ever. Seriously...nothing could go right. Here are some highlights...

1. Woke up sick. Can't breathe...sore throat. It's perfect leading up to Easter. I don't need to sing or anything.
2. Thought we found a new place to live (which would have been cheaper)...find out it's a no go.
3. Lexi has pink eye.
4. Call doctor on call to order prescription over the phone. Okay says the problem. That seems like good news except that she called back and said the doctor can't call in that, I have to take her to urgent care.
5. Awesome. Urgent Care is a 2 hour wait. Oh, and $50. Guess who forgot her wallet? Mom came with me though and had to pay for me. Thanks mom.
6. Go to Juice it Up during that 2 hour wait. The drinks that I gave to Haley and Lex were actually mine and my we drank out of their pink-eye, germ infested cups.
7. Called back to the office. 2 hour wait extends to 30 minutes waiting in the office. All for a 2 minute examination for the doctor to tell me, Oh, she has pink eye. Oh really? SHOCKING.
8. Find out that the ambulance bill from last months events was $1300 for just 1 kid. Sure...we have that.
9. Head to church...Steven Curtis Chapman song comes on...something about dancing with your daughter...I cried the whole way.
10. Find out the worst news of all...we now have to pay the payment for our house in San Clemente....on top of our enormous rent payment for the house here in HB.

We are having a rough time. I know there are so many worse circumstances out there...but this is pretty tough on us. If you can find it in your heart to pray for us...we'd truly appreciate it.


johnsonandjohnson said...

Hey sis---I am sorry that so many unfortunate events happened in one day. I have always been impressed with your strength in the midst of hard times---you will get through this.

Brian and I prayed for you all last night and will continue to do so!

Love you!

Heidi said...

I don't have any answers - I wish I could say something that would make all the tough stuff go away. Just know that we love you and are praying for you. You are unbelievably strong. I know that you feel you've hit your breaking point... I'm sorry that you're going through all of this. We will continue to pray for you guys.

VikingMom said...

I don't have much to heart hurt for you this morning to see you so down. I've already prayed for you guys and will keep at it. I'm sure we'll speak of 2008 as that "Crazy" year someday and can't believe how far we've all come since then.

Until then, my prayers are with you!

Lyn said...

Dad and I were thrilled to hear that God has already started answering our prayers. You and Curtis are a great couple with a very strong faith, and I know you will get through this. We love you.

Kristi said...

Thank you my sweet friends and family for your prayers....they worked. We found out tonight that the rent was in fact paid, and we don't have to come up with the money. What a HUGE relief....So we feel like an enormous burden has been lifted, and needless to say we'll sleep a lot better (especially after a little nyquil.) Love u guys....

discomommy said...

Kristi-I have no words to make it all better. You know that the Michell's love you guys and will keep you in our prayers. You two are so strong and faithful, I have no doubt you will be smiling again soon! Feel better friend!