Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I haven't had a chance to do anything since school started except school.  I have been on here to read the blogs I follow and comment when I can but time to type an actual post, not really.
Please just pray for us,  our one car broke down and had to go to the shop to the tune of $965.00 and then it still needs brakes, that was just to get it to start and drive.  Then today while I was driving our van  the temperature gage went almost all the way up to the H.  I quickly got back home with the kids and called a place someone told us to take it but they weren't open so I have to call and take it in the am.  Please pray this isn't a lot to fix.  I am really discouraged tonight.  I know and believe that I was to step down from my job to HS Alyssa, she can't do public school and to be home with Analeigh so we didn't have to do daycare, but without me working our budget is very tight, there is no wiggle room for a new car payment or even for major repairs on the 11 and 12 year old cars we own with all that we owe from Brandon's medical expenses.  
I am feeling very overwhelmed by it all tonight and so I am going to bed with a heavy heart and praying that I good night's sleep will give me better vision for me to give praises about all this in the morning.   The van is the only car we all fit in too so it has to be working, I have to drive the boys to school and back every day and we don't all fit in the car and going to church or anywhere, we can't all fit.  I am just frustrated and sad.  Thanks for your prayers.  I love you all for lifting us up, I know it will be ok, He has never failed us yet, and I know He never will, just so hard to see how it will all work out at times.
Going to bed.  Praying for great things for tomorrow, I am thankful that it didn't break down while I was away 3 hours from home this last weekend so that we didn't have to tow it that far. :)  Trying end this on a positive note. :)
On this Pathway-


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Jill I send my hugs...wish I could just load up and come that way.
We have been there more times than I wish to admit.
Just recently our 220K mileage, 15 year old car died. It meant we would be down to one car time I went 2 years without a car.
We mentioned the need for a car at home group, yet there wasn't any money for another car.
Within 24 hours we were provided with a It isn't a beauty, but it drives and has less mileage than the one that died.

Just to say when I pray for you it will be in faith having seen God's hand just recently provide for us miraculously...blessings and hugs.

Susan S said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I just love reading the comments!

I have said a prayer for you and I sure hope things look up soon.

Kristin said...

We're also wrestling with being a one-income family in a two-income world. It certainly isn't easy, especially with medical bills (which seem neverending at the moment).

From my homeschooling experience I can honestly say that the beginning of each year was the hardest as we tried to get everyone into their rhythm. For two years I had the girls in school and Avery at home. Doing homeschool all day and then homework all night wiped me out!

You're an amazing mamma and wife. Keep plugging along! Hugs and prayers!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh sweet Jill~
Lifting you up with MUCH prayers today. Praying that God's mercies..that are new every morning...are truly felt.

None of what has happened has caught God by surprise...nor is he sitting in heaven wondering what on earth to do.

He has a plan...he will work all things out for his I'm praying that his PEACE...the kind that passseth ALL understanding will find it's way to your heart.

Know that you are MUCH in my prayers dear one.


cooperkelly4 said...

I totally get it. =0) Praying for you!

Meredith said...

Just a reminder or the really, really huge God that we serve....

That God who designed the lives that we are living.

The God that is not surprised at the timing of what we are going through.

The God that is waiting to hold you close during these times....

I will definitely be praying.

Trisha said...

Dear Jill,
I'm so sorry I'm just now seeing this. I pray that you've seen God's provision and have much to praise Him for! Satan so wants to discourage us, and I pray God will give you grace to fix your eyes on Him and not the problems. Keep pressing on my friend, and keep sharing how we can pray for you. It is a privilege. Much love to you and many, many hugs!!

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, I have read all of your posts and feel like I have come to know you a little. I pray for you and your family. I pray that your little boy is feeling better and on a road to recovery. You have a good spirit and deep faith. That is so much more than most have when going through troubled times. Keep a smile in your heart and I will keep you in my prayers. Blessings from your new friend. Catherine xo