Monday, July 19, 2010

I Surrender.

I give up.  I surrender.  Seriously.  Enough is enough. 

What a Summer this has been.  A Summer I would rather put behind me.  I don't mean to be a Donna-Downer today for this post, but honestly, I need to vent.

Since May here are the things that have happened:

1.  My fourth child had to be flown by Life Flight to Primary Children's Hospital and have a week long stay there with a Traumatic Brain Injury.

2.  My third child is having blood-pressure issues that don't seem to be getting any better.

3.  My daughter backed my hubby's car into a truck.

4.  My father was rear-ended by a drunk driver and his truck was a complete loss.  He had a concussion and whiplash.

5.  MAJOR financial struggles because of a home we cannot seem to unload, hospital bills, car issues, all that fun stuff.   I won't give more details than that, but it has not been a good few weeks.  Hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel soon for this one.

6.  My hubby being sent to a cardiologist last week for chest pains.

7.  My hubby having a growth on his knee that needs to be biopsied.  (An appointment for that in the next week or two)

8.  This morning my husband was on his way to work and hit a deer.  Major damage to the car.  When my phone rang at 5:45 am this morning, I knew it couldn't be good news.  He is fine though, thank goodness!

I have always believed that the struggles we go through in life are to help teach us something.  I am trying hard to learn whatever it is that I need to learn.  I am just hoping I can learn whatever it is I need to before anything else happens.  Please.

Waving the white flag here.  I surrender.  Things have to get better.  Right?

Now to put a smile :) on my face and pretend that everything is okay.  Because that's what I do, so that I can make it through another day :)

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  1. i have to agree that it's been a bad/tough time. my 1st. thought all of your loved ones are alive, hold onto that. life can be so short. we need to thank God for the blessing of family. I always think if we had no one., how empty. will pray for you and your family.

  2. So sorry for what is going on. Glad everyone is seemingly okay for now. Primary Children's is a wonderful hospital. Don't give up and work through everything one step at a time. My thoughts are with you.

  3. Oh... you sound like me. Just when you think that things can't get worse, they sure do. Ive been living it for a few years now and all I can say is that you have to be thankful for what is going right.
    Hug your babies and hubby at night and tell them that you love them, as long as everyone is safe and together that is what counts.

  4. Murphy's Law...Ughh I hope things start to lokk up for you soon!

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  5. I am SO frustrated with the terrible luck floating around lately. I think I have it bad then I talk to a couple people and realize it's most EVERYONE suffering right now. The thing with you is you'd never know it. You do a great job at staying positive. Im sorry for everything you are going through - you certainly dont deserve it.
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  8. Hope things get better soon.

    Thanks for following me. Mommy Time Out.

  9. Hi My heart totally goes out to you. I just lost my mom 1 month ago today, and I thought that was difficult! (It is)But hang in there. Also I am a new follower from Meet Me on Monday!

  10. Wow that really is some insane luck! Stay in your house and don't come out! I am sorry about all your troubles and I can relate to most. You will be in my thoughts!

  11. Lori I am so so sorry. I wish there was something I could do for you. Things really will get better, just not fast enough. It has been to long since we have talked and sounds like way to much has happened since then. If you need an ear I am here. There has been many times you have listened to me vent, and it was the best thing for me. I hope all is ok with Brian. How scary!

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  13. Oh my gosh, I can't even imagine having to deal with all of that in one year, let alone one summer. With all that horrible rotten no good luck, you definitely should have something good coming your way soon. Hang in there!!