Wednesday, March 21, 2012

seeing positive in all things...

Let's start in December just for fun...

A couple weeks before Christmas someone decided to plow into the back of our car while Paul was driving, with kids in tow. Scary yes, but the positive my cute family was not hurt.

While that car was in the shop {so within the next week of the first wreck} someone hit into our rental while Paul was out and about. Uh, it was a poopy situation. The positive, the person that hit in to Paul was a gem. She helped us a ton, and we ended up paying zero to the rental car company.

The entire month of December I was sick. I went to the Dr to figure things out, and found out I had a cyst that is over 5 inches in diameter growing on my ovary. It was determined I will have surgery on this, and may lose my ovary.  The positive, I found out I was pregnant too! Yeah for baby girl!!

About the same time we found out we were having a baby, we also found out we don't have maternity insurance. Not cool. The positive, we were able to sell one of Paul's expensive arcade games and the monthly payments from the buyer help pay for my medical expenses.

I had plans of returning back to work after the baby was born after 12 weeks of FMLA. After further research, I don't qualify for FMLA because I am short on the hour requirements. The positive, I will stay home with my 3 kiddies and be a Mom, a Wife, and the best darn housekeeper ever. ;)

At 20 weeks pregnant I started having what I thought were braxton hicks...but I felt they were a little stronger than they should be. I ran it by my Dr, and she quickly checked me to make sure they were not actually doing anything.  Oh yeah, I was starting to dilate. Bummer. The positive, I actually thought to ask instead of dismissing it, and I am being way more careful.

Yesterday while Paul and I were on our way to pick up our brand new car, someone plowed in to the back of our other car. The positive, we didn't have the kids with us AND it wasn't my brand new car.

We had a business deal go bad. Hey Evonne, try not to stress out too much. The positive, I don't see much positive in this yet...ask me after I am done being really mad.

Although I can see the positive in most situations, I am ready for our bad luck to move on to someone else. I don't want to see how much more I can handle, because Paul and I feel like we are already at capacity. My days are slurring together, my emotions are a mess, but guess what?  Paul and I are holding strong together, just like we always do.

If you wanna send us some good vibes, we will gladly take them.

13 comments:

~kamie~ said...

love you.

Emily said...

I will send you lots of good vibes. And maybe your own personal UTA bus. that sounds a heck of a lot safer.

kenna said...

i need to take a piece of your wisdom.

you are amazing, and i miss you. this post is one of the best ever.

Christina said...

Good vibes and hugs too!

Amy said...

Sending good mojo and an armored car your way...

~j. said...

You are so inspiring. Keep it up. Love you.

PheMom said...

Life sure can be a total blast, huh?! ;P. So sorry to hear you've had to go through all this muck lately. I really hope things start to work out better and that you get some relief from the craziness!! Hugs and good vibes coming your way!

Arianne said...

Good vibes are heading your way. ((Hugs)) lots of them.

kendahl said...

Good vibes are heading your way! It seems like bad luck is going around right now. The planet must be off-tilt or something. :(

Angie said...

Love this post! Thanks for giving me a new perspective on the day I needed it most!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

:( Lots of positive energy and love heading your way.

Vanessa Brown said...

When Tyler and I go through bad spells like this I always try to step back and think....ok what are we spsd to learn from this so we can and then move on.
Like strengthening your relationship in a certain way, praying more for help, letting other people help you, learning to be calm in stress, etc. etc. Then the stupid black cloud can pass ;)

jakell said...

Hugs! Would send good luck vibes your way if we had them. We know the bad luck roller coaster all to well..but I would never wish it on anyone. I too have had to find the positive in each trial and be thankful for the hidden blessings..many I am still looking for a positive. Praying it starts looking up for you, your strong!
So happy you get to stay home with your cute kids now :)