Thursday, March 19, 2009

I has a sad :(

So I haven't updated for some time, because there really isn't much in the way of positive to tell you about. Since we got home from Hawaii it seems our whole world has been torn apart.

Oh - we really will be fine - really, it just seems that one thing right after another has gone wrong.

It actually started before we left, we found out that there were two people who wanted to sue us. All because we ended up not qualifying for a house we wanted to try to build. So as it stands now - we paid off one - so that's one down and one to go.

Then when we got back Jeff received reduced work hours and then was let go (fired - canned!!) - so he's out of work. Next thing I know, I got demoted in front of about 9 co-workers at work and just feel ornery, embarassed and just plain sad about it all.

So. . . that's what's been going on with us. We are trying to find a silver lining. Jeff is looking for work or another source of income and I'm looking for a new Mayor.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!!
One more thing to add - I am so grateful for those who listen to the spirit and act upon a prompting. A friend of mine one who I am not really best friends with but we are friends - (I say that only because it makes it that much more interesting) - called me yesterday. See I had been praying to know how to handle it all. I wanted so bad to visit with mom or dad and get a big hug. She called me and said, "Hi Cindy, how are you doing?" I told her the new phrase I tell everyone lately "Fabulous - how are you?" She said oh good because I've been thinking about you all day - I could not get you off my mind. Isn't that weird?! So you are good then?" I went on to tell her the truth because she really wanted to know. She followed the prompting of our Heavenly Father who found a way to send me a big hug!! I am truly grateful she listened to that prompting and acted on it - oh how I needed that hug!!
Everything wasn't magically fixed - we just found out that jeff's unemployment claim was denied - but for that moment - I felt that I mattered - I felt thought of and loved.


TheChapman5 said...

I'm so sorry :( to hear the update. I feel bad now that I didn't call all the times I've been thinking about you. I totally understand the wanting a hug from Mom & Dad. I have been praying for you I'm sorry things have not been getting better. We LOVE you very VERY much. Rose & Family

jen1313 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all the terrible things that have been going on lately. It always seems that when it rains it pours. I hope the down pour ends soon. We'll pray for you. If there is anything else we can do, please, please let us know.

Kathleen White said...

HUGS! I'm so sorry to hear about your downpour. This is such a crummy time for unemployment. I hope your appeal of the unemployment goes well. I too will be praying for you. I worry even more about you saying you are being sued! I am at a loss to know how to help you with that. Do you need a lawyer?

Pam said...

I hadn't realized that your blog had gone private, so I didn't know you had updated. I'm sorry about your series of worries and sadnesses. Here's a hug long distance for what it's worth. Did you get the e-mail I sent a bit ago with the copy of that conference talk I told you about? Keep looking for the "packets of spiritual sunlight".

Nichol Family said...

Cindy, I am just getting to my emails/blog since we've been back from Utah. Thanks for the little invite. I am so sorry to hear all the "sucky" news. I wish I could give you all a big squeeze. I'm so grateful Heavenly Father let you feel his love for you. What a special friend! I love you guys and will continue to keep you in our prayers.

lisabirdgirl said...

:( Lou, I'm so sorry for all the bad luck that fell on your doorstep and won't go away! It seems to be falling on way too many people's doorsteps lately and it doesn't leave a pretty mark. Just know that I care for and love you so much! You'll be in my prayers!

Kami said...

I had no idea you guys were having such struggles. You are always so cheerful and helpful. You are awesome, and always remember that the Lord is mindful of you. Please let me know if you need anything!