Another great session with my therapist last night. We spoke about "poverty" some more, and the blessings that come from it.
But today I'm going to write about a different kind of poverty.
As you may remember, DH landed a new job as a site manager at a construction company. He has not made ANY money with his father's company since last year.
My take-home pay is barely enough to pay the mortgage. So, we've had to utilize our savings for the past several months just to pay the bills (car payment, car insurance, gas, electric, water, student loans, cell phones, comcast, etc.) - there wasn't much left in savings after purchasing the house last December.
And... DH's job hasn't started officially yet. We were told August 15th. But as it turns out, there is an issue with the fact that the court thing is still going on. The new job needed something in writing from the courts stating that DH was definitely not going to jail, but the problem is, the next court date is October 7th, when settlement will be reached. Up until that time, DH could potentially decide to go forward with a trial and not accept settlement. Hence the current dilemma.
He has been going in for training and such this week and last... and the receptionist is doing everything she can to get him to start before October. Please pray.
Our mortgage is now 2 months late. Our car payments are delinquent. Bills are just piling up and just when I was about to lose it, I received a check from Clear Passages for $3,000 - what my insurance paid for my therapy back in June! THANK YOU, GOD!! I can now pay down some of those bills, at least.
But we desperately need DH to start getting paid... or things won't be pretty.
When we were told DH was going to start either July 15th or Aug 15th, we went ahead and planned our Housewarming Party for Sept 18th. Now, we have over 25 people already rsvp "yes," and no money to put into the house. Totally stinks.
Once he starts, our family income will more than double. I'm trying to put trust in God, but I could still use your prayers.
I know things could be so much worse... and without kids, I don't have the additional stress of wondering how I will provide for them during this tough financial time. But our house is our baby - we LOVE it, and really don't want to lose it.
Jesus, I trust you!