Wednesday, July 23, 2014

When it Rains it Pours

A few weeks back, I wrote about my unrealistic expectations when it comes to our finances and the fact that I am striving to let go of all of my unrealistic expectations. I wrote about finances, but it really applies to everything in our life: The RV, garden, our jobs, my new business venture, and repairs to our vehicles and home!
A few days after posting the blog, Todd received word that his usual 12 hour shift has been cut to 8 hours. This means an even larger cut in pay than what we have taken over the past year due to my hours being cut and Todd changing jobs. On top of that, we have learned that Todd will need surgery for his debilitating carpal tunnel in both of his hands which will result in a total of 6 weeks of recovery.
Do you ever feel that you are being led a certain direction in life whether you like it or not? I am being taught that I am not the one in control, and I am learning to TRUST in the one that does.

I have faith that we will get through the next several months and come out stronger than ever before: we always do. We are blessed to have the family and friends that we do and each other to lean upon in these times. I am prepared to welcome whatever God gives us and embrace the changes that are coming. If there is one thing I know for certain is that the only constant thing in life is change...whether I like it or not!


  1. I know what you mean. Just when my husband had some carpentry work again, he needed knee surgery that took almost 2 months to schedule and now a recovery period of weeks with long term delays in carrying heavy loads and ladders. That is what he does. It was not a work injury so there was no income and had been none for months other than mine. You'll get by, we'll get by but it's a good thing we proactively scaled back on everything and made sure, no matter what, we put a little aside for us before we bought or paid anything else. Hang in there.

    1. Thank you, Kathy! Hubby had his first surgery 3 weeks ago, and had the last one today. 3 more weeks to recovery. I pray that your husbands surgery and recovery go well. Please email me if you need ANYTHING or if you just want to chat!

  2. Hey I just wanted to add I am praying for you guys. And you will feel instantly better after reading all these quotes by Epicurus on living below your means, etc: