Thursday, July 17, 2008

Crash,bang,boom ,and other events in our lives

It all started when I was doing some cleaning upstairs today.I had flushed the toilet....then heard water running in the bathroom.I glanced in there and didn`t see the faucet on.I figured it was the toilet making that running noise it makes from time to time and just thought nothing of it.The kids came upstairs and said water was leaking from the ceiling in the kitchen.Before we knew it the ceiling came caving in and water was everywhere.Apparently the toilet was overflowing in the bathroom.I called my husband into the bathroom because I had no idea how to stop the water from running.He injured his wrist very badly,plus he still has his foot that`s healing,and he has a really bad cold as well.We got the water to stop running.Then I went downstairs and sopped as much water as I could up and then took the shop vac and got the rest up.The damage is not as bad as it looks.We only need to replace 3 ceiling tiles.Until Monday I will have a gaping hole above my stove though.My poor little girl was so frightened when she saw all the water pouring out of our ceiling.I was also very upset,because this house is going up for sale soon!!So,at least we`ll have the weekend for everything to dry out and then it will be fixed on Monday.

In other events,it is official!!We got the house!!!The inspection is Monday at 6pm:)Praise God!!Sunday the kids are leaving for the Jersey Shore.The kids and I go every year with Joe`s family.Last year I could`nt go because Joe had been home from work with his foot injury.I was so heartbroken that I missed seeing the kids at the beach.This year we didn`t think I could go either because Joe is still home and recovering from surgery number two.His brother offered to lend me some money so I could go.Wasn`t that soo sweet?His sister is going down on Tuesday with her husband and two kids,so she said she would pick me up.Then we will return on Thursday.I was thinking of not going though.We just have so much going on here with the house and everything.I think I am going to go though.I can`t miss the kids again.Plus it`s only two days.
You know,words cannot even express how much God has taught me through the trials our family has gone through in the past year.I have learned so much:)For those of you who aren`t aware of what`s been going on I`ll do a recap post later.For those of you that do know,there has been more to the story.My husbands job has been terminated.We found out last week.They said since he`s been injured for longer than 9 months they cannot hold his position.If he can ever return he has to start from square one and will lose 6 years of seniority.He will also have to take a position that physically he probably can`t do.So,right now we have no health insurance either.There are alot of things we are looking into right now to help meet our long term financial needs.Right now we are getting by on very little money.We are being paid through long term disability.My point is that God is providing:)Look at the amazing new start we will have in this new house:)The house is being paid in full through a trust my mom left for the children's college education.Then we will make small payments when we can to replace it.Isn`t it amazing though?God knew we would need that money and He provided:)It also looks like I may have to get a job when my youngest starts school in the fall.I really wanted to be a keeper at home,but if my husband can`t work I have to.So that`s also something we need prayer for.I have so many concerns right now.The kids need eye exams and dental exams and doctors visits before school.I KNOW that God will provide a way.He is holding me up with His righteous right hand.If it wasn`t for knowing that I truly think I`d fall apart.I don`t know how people live without Him.God bless all of you tonight.If you don`t know the Lord,please e-mail me or leave a comment here on my blog.I`d love to talk with you:)


Katy said...

Oh my gosh!!!! How horrible! I am so sorry toni!!! I hope it isn't too bad to fix!

CONGRATS on the house!!! That is fantastic! I bet you are super excited to move!!!!! :)

Wendy said...

Your right God will provide!!! Look into state programs for the kids, they provide health, dental,etc!!! Look into getting help with food and such too!! God is so good, What the enemy means for harm GOD WILL turn to good!!
I bet you can't wait to move now!!! Take care!!~Wendy

ElleBee said...

Congratulations on the new house! I love reading your blog and am always so inspired by your unwavering faith in God. You are absolutely right...He is SO faithful, and will take care of everything we need. Peace.

Kindra said...

What a mess at your current home! I would freak out! But congrats on the new house! That's exciting! God does wonderful things...he's listening and will provide.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Have a great weekend!

Christian Homekeeper said...

I'm happy for you about the new house and sorry to hear all the other troubles but so glad you are trusting in God! I said a prayer for you and your family. :)


Juri said...

I came over to your blog from my sister, Cora's,, after reading your post the thought comes to mind "when it rains it pours". Yes, God will provide..and it is so easy to say that and believe that when things are going great in our lives! It certainly can test our faith when life appears to be attacking us from all sides! I will add you and your family to my prayers!


Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Bless your heart, Toni! I'm sorry that you're going through all these challenges right now. Though they can be difficult, I have found the Lord ever faithful and when we emerge on the other side, it is with renewed faith ad vision.

Blessings, Lea

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Wow!!!!! Never a dull moment, huh???? Nothing worse than a houseful of water, is there? I loved reading your post, though, and loved your attitude, strength, and even joy as you pressed on to do the next thing that had to be done. God DOES provide, doesn't He, and we do learn so much and draw so much closer to Him through all these trials! Your testimony and strength through the past year has been amazing and I thank you for that!!!!! It strengthens me even more to press on!