4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

November 28, 2009

My life

Pull out your tissue box and get ready for a sob fest!  Ok maybe I just need to pull out the tissues, oh wait I already did :)...the violins start playing about now!   Back in March I went to the ER, uninsured and pretty much against my wishes.  Having no money to pay them, I knew I shouldn't go.  Well anyway there is a long story to all this, one I don't wish to really share at the time, but yesterday I got a call from a debt collector.  The thing that makes me most mad, is that I paid the ER doctor half at the time, and sent a letter and spoke to someone in the office about filling out a hardship.  I never heard back from them and then I get this debt collection notice and threats of being sued and sent to credit bureaus, and all the collector said to me "Oh its not that much just pay it......blah blah blah!" 

When I told her I could only afford ten dollars..my money for laundry soap this month, she said well you have until the end of the month to pay.  I wonder if she'd take a kidney?  Or maybe I could head to the doctor's office to do work to pay them off, heck I could sit on a swivel chair for two minutes write a prescription and he'd earn his money back.

Anyway so I have days like that, that leave me wondering when this is all going to end, then I have moments like last week.... 

And I have friends, who just call to invite me over and the kids to play, and then pulls out a really cool Christmas craft and we spend the afternoon crafting.  Then I get emails from some people who want to help us out for Christmas or get calls for offers to host our family for Christmas or just get a check from a concerned family member.  Then I am reminded that though it is a time  of struggle but more so a time for great blessings and knowledge that for some reason this is my season to learn and grow.

Still trying to figure out how I can best give this season! Because I am truly blessed.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Try to keep the postivie attitude. Although in the midst of difficult times it feels like you may never make it out on the other side you will and you will be stronger because of it!

steffenboysmom said...

That's a tough one Corrine! It's easy for me to tell you that God is faithful...

A kidney might not be a bad idea, or maybe a arm or leg?

Hang in there! You are running to them, so they can't say your not trying.

Yvonne said...

I wish I had some wise counsel. I do know God is mindful of us. Hang in there. I'm glad you are surrounded by family and friends.

Tonia said...

We had problems with debt collectors when we were first married. Ben had an account he had closed and then someone cashed a check about 4 months late. We didn't hear about it until a year later when they tracked us down. By then the twelve dollar check had escalated into 350 dollars in fees. I called the original bank and explained the situation and then the collector and after 5 hours, and about 4 different people we had the money reduced back down to the original owed. I don't know if you have fees if you do remember - they do negotiate, it just takes a lot of time and tears! There is also no set schedule for them for when it is due - you just have to keep calling them back!

kel said...

We still have issues with debt and collections and I know how you feel. Try and stay positive. You are very blessed to have such loving people around you!!! ((hugs))

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