How much can one person take??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cockadoodlemom, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    I ask this because it has been so crazy/scary in my life lately that I think I am going to break. I know a lot of people who are dealing with money problems but man have we been dealing....We couldn't pay the taxes on our home so now our house payment is going up. Our gas bill went up big time like everyone else's, every bill we have is always on payment arrangements cause we are so late and stressed, and my prescriptions are almost as much as the electric bill. More important than all the money in the world is the fact that I have one member of the family recovering from a major stroke (29 yr old), another cousin injured in war and still recovering with more surgerys to go (Thankful he is still here and able to recover), a close cousin fighting (but losing) terminal cancer, my health is a daily battle with chronic pain and a whole long list (thankful I can still walk some, talk and tend to self some), and to top it all off my dad was rushed to ER where they found out he is having mini strokes. Please forgive my long post but I had to get this out I think so it will help me cause I am very shook up still. Daddy went to ER sat 8/9 and spent his 64th birthday in the hospital cause he didn't get to come home till 8/11. His birthday was 8/10 and I am so thankful he was still here so we could celebrate his birthday and everyday he is still with us. You can't see any damage from the strokes but if you know him like me and my mom do you can see the damage that was done on the inside. My brother says I am too emotional and weak. I think I am just an extra loving caring person who has to keep reminding herself that God said he wouldn't put on me more than I can handle. I am just scared and I am screaming and crying on the inside.Thank you in advance for listening to me and so sorry if I don't make sense but I sure was hoping one of you might know what I was talking about. If you have the time please say a prayer for My Dad, family and myself cause we sure could use any and all prayers.
  2. Oh, Teresa. Bless your heart. I can "hear" how scared and frustrated you are.

    God will surely give you more than you can ever handle on your own, because he wants you to rely on him to handle it. Sometimes when we're in the midst of trying to do do do do do do do more than we can, it helps to be reminded that sometimes we can just be still and know. I'm praying for his peace upon you now, and I hope you will soon find a little rest for your poor tired self.
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008

    I am sorry to hear about the big load you have to carry right now. [​IMG] It is very hard to try and keep it all together. I think that is why on the inside you just feel like you are going to implode or explode with pain and grief and frustration. It is good that you are sharing it, for then your burden will become a bit less.

    There is only so much one person can do. Our electricity went up last year and is now going up 7.9% again this year. I really don't know how many many people are going to be able to survive this. On top of other things. I don't know how I will for sure. I am now working more for extra money, but there is a limit to that with tiredness too. I have CFS also. Luckilly my family has been healthy.

    I hope you can make it through this tough time.

    Kris [​IMG]
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    [​IMG] keeping you in our prayers.
  5. skyfires

    skyfires Trying to hide

    Jul 19, 2008
    The Ozarks of Arkansas
    Hello Teresa
    Your not alone. We are all out here and we can hear you. All of us are going though things too, bills, life, illnesses, no money, the feelings of no hope. At times they all seem to pile up at once, and we think we can't move forward. But we can. Start the day thinking 'one day at a time', ' one crisis at a time', I can do this. You can do this Teresa!!! Somehow the bills get paid, people's health improves, and hope shines through. Remember to count all the little miracles you see everyday, and give thanks for them. We are out here, and hear you. You will be in our Prayers,,,,,Tina and Family [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I totally understand where you are coming from. Someone had to tell me... Let go, let God. It is hard to do but sometimes if I feel overwhelmed I take a deep breath and say those words. There is only so much we can do. So many things are out of our control. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
  7. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Songster

    Dec 16, 2007
    Tucson, AZ

    I went through tough times last year when my husband had cancer and was taken off work. He eventually lost his job, and was not eligible for unemployment because he was under a doctor's care.

    I was the sole provider for our family for 7 months. I worked overtime, trying to pay the bills, and buy food for our family. While trying to take care of a very subborn DH.

    I know how you are feeling because I was so overwhelmed, scared and ready to just let everything we worked for, go. I thank God for the strength that he gave me and the will to go on.

    My DH still has another surgery to go through, and we are still trying to pay the hospital bills and get our household bills back on a schedule. It is very hard with 2 boys who outgrow their clothes, need school supplies, etc.

    The good thing is that my DH found a much better job that he enjoys. He was even able to get a summer job for my oldest DS, who was able to buy his own school school clothes this year.

    Just keep praying for strength, guidance and healing for you and your family members. And don't lose faith.
  8. chiknlady

    chiknlady Songster

    May 12, 2008
    SE PA
    Blessed be...
    May you know that God is with you
    May you feel that angels guide you and
    may you be assured unknown friends pray for you...
    You are not alone and this too shall pass.
  9. Becaco

    Becaco Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
  10. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2008
    Imlay city, michigan
    It seems like all of us have to go through this at some point in our lives. When it rains it pours! You keep thinking things can't get worse, then they do. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!!!! After this is all over you will realize just how strong you really are. Remember God is always listening, and he really cares!!!! You'll be in my prayers.

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