October 22, 2015

Rough Month, But God is With Us!

"I will present my thank offerings to you.
For you have delivered me from death
and my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before God
in the light of life."
~ Psalm 56:12b-13.

I must tell you my praises tonight ---
First, we've had a rough month.

 My hubby ended up in hospital with kidney stone before Sunday school
a couple of weeks ago. 
Monday morning, he was still greatly in pain,
but then a girlfriend called and told me
 our mutual girlfriend passed away.
Then the hospital kicked David out the next day and told him to go home.
 He didn't give birth to that rock until that Thursday.
Friday, we decided we had to get out and get some groceries
and got down the highway and the car overheated.
So we stopped on the side of the road to let it cool down,
David added some antifreeze to the car;
it got us down the road to Walmart where we sat
until hubby's father could come to look at it.
Water ran right through.
So a tow truck took us to a near-by garage where it remains.
Blown-head gasket.
$2100.00 to fix.
No money.
 
Then two other friends had loved ones pass away.
 
Tonight our son was in a car accident.
He was sitting on the road, letting cars go round construction
on the road since it was down to one lane.
A motorcycle was behind him
and a little yellow car crested the hill behind them
 going faster than the speed limit;
 it slammed into the motorcycle and pushed it into the back of
our son's car. Motorcyclist got up and walked away
after getting thrown from his seat into the ditch
(medics made him go get checked out all the same).
And my mother had just left a package at our house and
when I called her to razz her about not staying to visit,
 she had just come upon the scene and recognized our son's car.
She said she felt like she was in the right place at the right time.
Because she was there, she was able to take our son 
to the hospital to get checked out and to the insurance office.
Meanwhile, our son had called his dad at work to tell him about the accident
and hubby fainted dead away.
The Fed-Ex guy caught him just as he swayed and was able to lower him
to the floor. My husband said the next thing he knew, there were faces
peering down at him and he didn't know where he was. LOL!
Not knowing that he already knew about the accident, I was angry
because I couldn't get through; phone call went straight to voice mail --
he has a habit of forgetting to charge the phone at home.
His boss answered the phone the next time I called
and told me what happened and that medics
and an ambulance was on the way.
The personnel director came to get me as I don't have a car & drive,
brought us home, and another of the upper management
drove hubby's pick-up home. 
His blood sugar had bottomed out.

Meanwhile I texted a friend and our pastor for prayer
and
 I called his parents.
 We were going to go out to eat with them tonight.
They were here in no time flat and
we were able to get some protein in my hubby.
While my father-in-law was driving to the restaurant,
hubby told his good news.
The new engine we put into our PT cruiser is only 2 years old;
so the repairs to our car is covered under warranty!
 
Son came home from hospital
he's alright; had a little glass in his hair and he will be a little sore.
But he had his seatbelt on and insurance!
 
Little did I know when I posted the coloring sheet two days ago
what today would hold.
But I can say, I praise God for his protection and provision!
He protected  my hubby and our dear son from serious damage
and he provided people to help us just when we needed it!
 
Oh, and a girlfriend called to tell us that her new grandbaby is here!

17 comments:

  1. WoW! You and your family has been through a lot! Hope everyone feels better soon!

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    1. Thank you, Judy, for your kindness and visit to my blog. Me too! Me too!

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  2. Oh my word! God has sent you trials and blessings galore this week. So glad that everyone is going to be okay! Sending many prayers, my friend!

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  3. What a traumatic month. Thank God for his mercies and you are all OK. Love and blessings, may he continue to keep you all safe and happy.

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  4. God blesses us everyday if we just raise our eyes to see! You dear friend walk with your head up and eyes open more than most. Hugs

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  5. Dolores, such excitement when you aren't used to that much!! I hope all the next happenings are GOOD and not so challenging!! How long til you get the car back?

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    1. My friends, thank you all so much for greeting me on my blog! I'm not sure when we'll get the car back. We're going to go see about it today.

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  6. So sorry to hear about family's health and accident problems. I do think your gratitude blog site is quite attractive. Kudos. And here is hoping you and yours have restful time ahead of you....
    Best and blessings,

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    1. Thank you Donna for visiting with me today. We're going to take it easy today.

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  7. Well, it was a rough week indeed but the Lord saw you through it and also sent so many blessings your way as well. Praise the Lord!

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    1. Indeed I have many blessings, including all my friends who have read my post and left a comment! Thank you Verna!

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  8. Blessings to you! I read your blog post. It reads something like one of the lament Psalms. It gives a description of the problems, but ends with an affirmation of trust, thanks and praise!

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    1. Thank you Pastor for visiting and commenting on my blog today. Your prayer really helped me focus on the tasks at hand and comforted me. By the way, happy birthday! =0)

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  9. Dolores, I'm glad everyone is ok. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Martha for stopping by! Me too!

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  10. You describing your nightmare month was truly a nightmare but at the end as you describe the good lord prevailed. Hope things are going a little smoother now.

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    1. Thank you Gary for stopping by. Oh, yes, we've heard good news about our car which I will share in the next post.

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