***We learned this morning since I wrote this post last night that my daughter has a blood clot in her arm. Please pray for it to resolve safely.
For those of you who drop in here from time to time, you may know that my oldest daughter has been ill for some time. She suffers from serious chronic health problems and recently discovered she is pregnant. YES, it was a surprise!!! Because of her health issues, it was not the plan, and she is in the hospital again—this time because of a serious blood infection she contracted from her IV port. I have left my job for the time being to care for her children. All of your prayers are appreciated very much!
I have some important decisions to make in the near future. I’ve felt the need to keep working for financial security (like being able to have health insurance and not be a financial burden to my children in my retirement years)—Hubby is also reluctant for me to give it up. If I leave my job (of which there are scarce few in these parts –will I regret it later?
Yes, don’t miss the caption at the top of the cartoon: “There’s a little bit of the bag lady fear in all of us!” “C” and I have often joked about this very thing! Still, I have to confess: My lack of faith disturbs me.
I love helping take care of my grandchildren; shopping for groceries, driving kids around, etc., but it’s hard after I’ve put in a full days work. My job involves working with disabled teenagers in a school district which is struggling financially, has been cutting staff left and right. Truth be told, I’m struggling also with the stress and pressure that has increased in my job. My job is much more difficult than a few years ago! Even if it were not for the situation with my daughter’s health, I would find it difficult. Also, my daughter’s health problems are chronic—they are not going away. There’s just a lot to consider, but I keep thinking—what will matter most years from now?
So, I’m throwing a line out there to the blogging neighborhood. Any ideas out there? I’d love to hear and again, I’m so very grateful for all your thoughts and prayers!