Monday, January 12, 2009

Not the Best of Days.....

It's been an incredibly trying day around here.

I promise to get back on track with my posts tomorrow, but after so many emotions in high gear today, well....

My DS got a job last week....or at least we think he did. He got hired. Knows how much per hour he'll be making. Was told to buy black pants and certain shoes. Was told he'd be working Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. Was told to call this morning and get his schedule. So he did.

This is what he was told when he called: "Well, I can't work you in this week, call back next Monday and we'll see what we can do."

WHAT???!!!

Talk about those Mama Bear Claws coming out.....

Here my baby was so excited to start his first job and then "we can't work you this week"????

Somebody explain that to me.

Fact is, don't mess with my babies. Period. I know you understand where I'm coming from.

Then I get a phone call. It's DH letting me know that he had ran into some people that we went to church with at a previous church. They asked had we heard about the son of a family we knew....and we know them well.

Our daughter dated this boy for a year and broke up with him when she just couldn't fight the Holy Spirit anymore. It was a hard year for her and she poured her all into this relationship, but she ended up emotionally exhausted and after much prayer, ended the relationship. It was the very best thing for both of them.

Anyway, we found out this morning that he was killed in Iraq....how was I going to tell her this.

She was at work and so I met her there when she got off and told her. There were tears and a huge mix of emotions and I drove her home.

She seems okay..going on with normal things, which is very much her way of dealing with grief..shock..hurt.

I also know from earlier phone calls that DH has had a very stressful day at work and so he's going to need (and deserve) a double portion.

I ask that you really lift this family up in prayer. I cannot even begin to imagine their pain.

So anyway...it's been one more day. Add to that my total disasters all over my house (which drives me nuts) and I'm ready for some real down time even though I should stay busy just to stay afloat.....

Blessings........

3 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry for the day you've had. I will lift you and your family up, as well as the family that has lost their son!

Beth in NC said...

I'm sorry to hear about your day. I pray that young man who lost his life knew Jesus. He gave his life for our country. God bless his family.

I pray tomorrow will be a much better day for you all.

Love,
Beth

Sandy said...

I'm so sorry about your day yesterday! I hope you had a better day today. God bless you and your family.