He’s there

I am a very skeptical person. I don’t want to be glass half empty but I try to never count my chickens before they hatch. This has made me question God many times. We have dealt with a lot in the past 6 months (although it may seem nothing – I rather take when we have rather than losing a loved one) which made me question if he was even there. It doesn’t help that in college my major was Geography and I was fed a lot of atheist crap from my professors.

 

Anyways, we have had some issues….

 

Two days after I returned to work from maternity leave I was laid off. Matt’s grandmother died in March. Our water heater blew and flooded our first floor in May – while we were in Austin for the weekend. Our Claims adjuster was difficult to work with. Someone hit my car in the parking lot In June – making us take out yet another claim. It has been 8 weeks and our house is sitting empty with walls gone and concrete floors. Like I said I questioned his existence. Why did this keep happening?

 

Oh gosh, I don’t do well with problems. But then I sat and thought….

 

I was laid off – but I was also given 12 weeks severance and I also got my yearly bonus which makes it possible for us to afford this home mishap (upgrading our carpet)

 

I was hit in the parking lot – the lady that came out of the SUV begged me to not call the police because she was on probation (yikes). I didn’t and she complied with my insurance and I didn’t have to pay for our deductible.

 

God is not going to prevent stuff from happening to us. He is trying to show me that he is here and is laying opportunities in my lap.

 

There is this frame at my work (yes – I got a new job 3 weeks after I was laid off – so I received double income for 8 weeks – THANK you God!)

 

 

“At the heart of each crisis is a tremendous opportunity.”

 

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To make a long story short we were going to have to pay about 6k out of pocket for the repairs (not including upgrades) We asked our contractor and our adjustor to help us. Our adjustor upped his estimate and our contractor lowered his and everyone is in agreement. We are going to start work on our house soon.

 

Thank you JESUS. I miss our house.

 

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Can I keep this up?

I love to blog. I am not very good at it but I thoroughly enjoy it. I love to post about really good deals I get and just about my life albeit it is incredibly boring. I have always blogged off and on and have changed webpages multiple times. I have always quit my blogs but have just missed it so incredibly much. I don’t have a lot of time for it these days (you always have time, I just don’t manage it well) but need to because I really enjoy it! Plus, blogger friends are fantastic!

I am starting a change come July 1st. I have got to lose weight. Once I lose the weight I usually keep it off just fine. Incentives work well too!

I had a baby boy 11/24/15….I lost the baby weight pretty fast….but I still have baby weight from baby boy #1 03/14/13 …yeah… I need to lose about 6 lbs. The incentive if i lose the weight is that I am then allowed to go and buy shutterfly christmas cards! I love them but haven’t done them in a while because they are pricey!

Here is my baldy, Linc, at 7 months old

my 3 yr old, Maxim 😀

 

 

Standstill

I feel like we are in a massive traffic standstill. We have not moved at all with getting our house fixed. We had 3 contractors come out and 2 of them were very close with each other in regards to the price range. Unfortunately our insurance quoted us for 5-6k lower. So we are now fighting to get that extra money.

We shouldn’t have to pay extra to get our house fixed right? We understand paying out of pocket for upgrades but we shouldn’t to get our house back to what it was.

I just feel like our life is on hold. I don’t want to live in the apartment anymore. I want to be “home.”

Praying this week we get some answers. We need our house.

Max calls our house the sick house : )

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Lincoln on the other hand… does not care 😉

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