Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Chit Chat

Hello everyone, here is my latest update. Father's Day Mark and I each took a boy and went to visit our father's separately. There was a family gathering at my sister's. My other sister flew in from up north. We had a BBQ and sat outside by the pool. I wore a cute little shorts outfit, but neglected to put sunscreen on as I was late getting out the door. I thought if I kept in the shade I would be fine. Silly me! My knees got burned so bad it hurt to touch them. On top of that, my tummy was acting up.

Monday, I took Brandon to the orthodontist to get him started with braces. It felt so good to be able to work with them on a payment plan. With the boys going to public school we have money to make the payments. Also on Monday, the boys had a friend over in the afternoon and he stayed for dinner. Their friend was amazed at our family dinner time and really enjoyed it. He said his family rarely sits down together. It was fun to have him over.

Today, the pain of the sunburn is starting to fade, but my tummy is acting up badly and I have congestion in my head. Then Mark called me before lunch and let me know that his boss got laid off. When I heard that news I started crying. Mark's boss is a lovely man and I am very sorry that this has happened to him. Mark says that the office is very quiet and feels empty. There were 8 people in Mark's group and now there are only 4 left. I asked Mark if he has put feelers out for jobs and he said he has, but there is nothing out there. It is times like this when our faith gets stretched.

As I drove to the grocery store I listened to the radio. It seems so doom and gloom. California's budget crisis is heating up. The government wants more money out of us. Prices have gone up at the stores. Mark's company is not giving out any raises or cost of living increases. We are barely able to afford braces for our son! If the government takes more money from us, how are we going to live?

"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)


fairmaiden said...

I just added you as a friend on facebook this evening.

Don't listen to the doom and gloom our God is a God of HOPE...in every season and every circumstance. This is temporary, but He is eternal. What we see in the natural is not what is in the spiritual. Cling to His Word full of promise. Blessings, Fairmaiden

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