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.