** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Friday, March 25, 2011


Hi Everyone,

As you may remember, my husband, David, was placed on furlough, with benefits, Feb.25th and was assured it would only be for approximately 2-3 wks. His company was in the process of securing several new contracts and it appeared to be only a matter of time before he would be starting a new project. However, things have not gone so well.

Last Friday, all employees who did not already have an active site to manage were laid off indefinitely AND all benefits were discontinued. Their amazing benefit package included, but was definitely not limited to, an incredible FAMILY healthcare plan provided at absolutely no charge, and a brand new retirement plan they just established and signed employees up for in late January

Today is the end of the 4th week we have gone without David earning any income. The unemployment ‘benefit’ is barely ¼ of his usual bring home pay. He has been scouring Alabama and Georgia for work, but has been unsuccessful so far. We really are trying hard not to worry. However, after his lengthy furlough in November and December, my continued medical expenses, Morgan's college tuition and many other unexpected associated costs, a HUGE jump in our auto insurance premiums after Bekah's accident last Fall, and now this – we have pretty much exhausted ALL our savings. Therefore, it is very hard to fight our human flesh and NOT be a little afraid sometimes.

But we quickly remember that we serve a mighty Lord and we know none of this has taken Him by surprise!! We know scripture tells us that He has a wonderful, amazing plan for us and His timing is impeccable! How awesome is that?? If HE is for us, who can be against us? YES!

Thanks SO much for stopping by and taking the time to read. I know I haven’t been around much lately, but I am trying my best to get better and be here more often. I hope you will continue to keep my family and me in your prayers as we wait upon the Lord.

Thank you so much! Have a fantastic weekend.




Rusty Hoe said...

Oh Teresa, so sorry to hear things have been so tough. Often these things seems to happen all at once and all you can do is trust that they will work out in the end. Thinking of you and sending love and hugs.
Michelle <3

Furry Bottoms said...

Oh sweetie, these obstacles we have to approach in our lifetime! I am so sorry for the unending furlong turning permanent.

I dont know which book said it, but when God closes a door, he opens a window. Something else will come soon, and while we struggle with the timing, the urgency and the desperate needs to survive, we must also learn patience, perseverance and grow from it all. Easier said than done.

What kind of work does your husband normally do?

Lots of love and prayers for you and your family.

janis said...

Dear Sweet Teresa~
Today I had a little chat with God about things going on in my life...particularly in my family's situations.. It seems I have a hard time remembering to give this completely to God sometimes... I want to "fix" things and want to make things good. Sometimes I get so frustrated and then I remember, Janis~ God is in charge not you.. Trust Him!
You are an inspiration.
You remind me that through all things, if I remember to give this to God, and with prayer, I can get through.
I am praying for you. I am praying for your husband and his job situation. I am praying for your family.
You are a wonderful christian that I feel connected with and so grateful you have touched MY life.
Thank you & God Bless♥

Karen Mortensen said...

I really love the attitude you have taken in this time of trial. I know the Lord will bless you and your family. Sending good thoughts and hugs your way.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Praying, praying, praying,....I know so many in the same spot....

Deb said...

Precious Teresa....please know that God knows your anxiety and He's giving you peace to handle these trials. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathryn said...

Oh no! I am so sorry. I hope God sends you a miracle. I will be praying!

Deb said...

Will be praying for your husband to find a job.

And peace for both of you.

And provision for all of your needs.

Our loving God is good like that.

Sweet dreams.

Teresa @ ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥ said...
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Anonymous said...

Thank you, baby, for always seeking out the prayers from your prayer warriors and friends. We do hold them all so close to our hearts.

You are always my inspiration and motivation. I love you!

septembermom said...

Oh Teresa, I'm so sorry. I will continue to pray for all of you. Our Lord will help you through this tough time. God bless you all.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

My heart is heavy after reading about your family's trials. Please remain strong in faith and courageous in spirit. Things will change for the better soon. Meanwhile, we are all rooting for you!

Lamonica said...


I'm so sorry to hear about this. I hope things will get better for you and your family. I will be praying for you and your family.

Keeping trusting God.

M said...

Im so sorry, my DH and I are currently going through the same thing, so i feel your pain.

Crown of Beauty said...

Thank you for sharing this, Teresa. I am praying for you as soon as I send this comment off.

Keeping you close,

Katie said...

I'm so late seeing this! I'm so sorry. Praying now and will continue to. (((HUGS)))

My Love lost his job in January and we faced 3 long months before he started work this past Monday...without me working either...new house...lots of extra expenses...but God was faithful...praying he will show you his faithfulness even more!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you Teresa!....!!!!Believing, too!!!!

The Holmes Crew said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, and while I have my health, my family does understand the unemployment situation. After fighting 4 years to bring my youngest home from Russia, my husband lost his job. That was two years ago. During that time he's had 2 other positions, but each time his position was eliminated after about 6 months. We too had to exist financially on unemployment, which as you said - was about 1/4 of his "usual" salaries. The last time his position was eliminated was last September and in today's economy, it's not looking good. He has decided to attempt a consulting career, and we putting our faith in God. We take each day at a time, try not to worry about the what if's, and find comfort in knowing HE is true to his word. We may not have many of the things we'd like but HE sees to it that we have all we need. Hang onto your faith! We are praying for you!


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