Thursday, December 6, 2007

Life Lessons.....

Well we sure haven't been getting much schooling done lately but we sure have been having alot of "Life Lessons"...
For the first time in my life I had to go the Human Services and ask for help with our past due electric bill that the eletric company keeps calling us about that they are going to shut us off. I had Kelly with me at the meeting, I sure had mixed emotions about that. They gave us $200.00 towards out electric bill which will be a big help. The lady there gave me a list of food banks, I went to one of them also. Kelly stayed in the car this time she didn't want to go in, but when we got home we went through the bags they gave us and we were both shocked at how happy we were to see certain things like the pickles she loves and peanut butter it WAS like Christmas for us. One of the saddest moments of the past few days is that on Wed. morning my husband said we were totally out of money, there was nothing left for gas. We use alot of gas a day for my husband to get to the area he works at, So I had to find some way of getting some money together. I decided I had to part with my Dad's car, He passed away 16 days after we moved down here to Florida and the car which no longer works since it needs a transmission has been just sitting there, but I didn't want to get rid of it because it is something my Dad just so loved and it brought me such peace to be able to see it each day. When I told Kelly that the junk man was coming to get the car her eyes got big and said "Mom are you going to cry when they take grandpa's car away"? I told her no but inside I will be. The junk man came and got my Dad's car and our old Neon, they gave me $225.00 which will be a big help this week, but it really comes at a "Heart" cost....
It has been a very tough time for our family, but I know that Kelly is learning some life lessons through out this whole mess good & bad : (

2 comments:

Simply April said...

I hope things turn around and you are soon able to get back on your feet.

I know these kinds of things are hard for us to see our kids learn, but I'm sure that Kelly will be a stronger and more compassionate person because of it.

((Hugs!))

Lisa said...

Sending hugs from here too!