II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Monday, January 05, 2009

overwhelming thoughtfulness

Wow! What an awesome group of friends I have! Thank you to each one of you who left a thoughtful comment on my last post and who e-mailed me asking how I am.
I'm okay. We just had a rough few days and some un-lucky things have happened to us--financial stuff. I've been pretty down-hearted and just not feeling myself. Also, having all this extra time at home with the kids has made me realize how many ways I need to change--concerning discipline.
Anyway, you guys have really "made my day" with all your thoughtfulness! I knew you were there--but sometimes it's wonderful to be reminded of all the support I have! Thank you!
We're still "going through" these issues and believing God to work miracles in these situations, so please believe with me. I will share one thing---one of the big ones that has really had me feeling depressed. I lost my wedding ring. Don't know if it was stolen, lost or just fell off my finger. I just know I got ready to put it on one day with all the rest of my jewlery and it was gone. That may seem like not-that-big-of-a-deal to some people...but I am the kind of person who gets really emotionally attached to certain THINGS and now that I've lost it...I realize how attached I had become to it. Even though Matt has told me "we'll get another one"...I don't want another one. I want THAT one. Plus, financially, we can't afford another one. I know that God knows where it is and I am believing it will turn up somewhere-somehow.
Anyway, I hated to leave you all "hanging"--wondering what had happened to me. It seems like all this icky stuff has hit all at once and has made me really extra-stressed out. But life will go on and with God's help, we will make progress and get this stuff resolved.
Love you all! You're the best friends EVER!


amanda said...

hey jen. know that i've been praying for you. i also have been perfecting my 'background' skills and you can let me know IF you still want me to do that for you. stay strong sister! god is in complete control of everything and his plan is SO perfect. better than ANYTHING we can plan or imagine! praying my friend!

Simmons Girlz said...

I have a scripture I stand on when I lose something, and even though I have to stand sometimes for a long time, I find what it is I am looking for.
In Psalms, it says..."things that are hidden shall be revealed!!
I believe that you will find what it is you lost!
You may not want to disclose this info, but when did it go missing? Dump out your central vac and dig through the dust just to be sure!
Sorry to hear of your misfortunes, I will be thinking about you!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Hope things take an up turn for you soon. New Year can be a really bad time because we tend to think about things more than normal - what was the last year like, what will the new one be like, how crap are things at the bank, etc.

Keep the faith - I think this year will be OK.

Kate said...

Just know that I'm praying for you and your situation. God has the reigns on this one - you need to trust where HE is leading you.

KC said...

I'm sorry sweetie. We may not know the reasons that horrible things happen, but we DO know that God has it all under control.

I'll be praying about your ring situation. I can only imagine how heartbroken you must be over not knowing what has happened to it.

Jodi said...

Just wanted you to know that I'm still here if you need anything - and just down the road too. I'm praying that your ring turns up, and that everything else works out too. You're in my prayers!

Amy said...

Oh Jen, I'm SO sorry you're going through such a hard time! I love you and will be praying you find your ring and that your financial situation starts looking up VERY SOON! I love you!