I guess I officially hit my breaking point these past few days, when Murphy's law was in full force. I knew that I hit it yesterday when I wrote a post where I struck some nerves of some reading between the lines and read something I never intended to infer. I meant what you could read in black and white, but my anger was never directed towards anyone I didn't identify.
Normally the public relations person in my will not write several posts in a row about myself. I usually like to write about others, especially other bloggers. With more and more going to Facebook and Twitter to post their feelings, the blogs are getting read by less folks.
Back to the breaking point. I took a vacation three weeks ago, thinking I was going to get some rest and maybe get some things done around the house. Our son, Adam went into the hospital the first day of the vacation and became our focal point. We were both really stressed, Kathy more than I, and any quality rest time became impossible. The day I returned to work, I did so on three hours sleep. We figured out, we without any medical degrees, that Adam's medication was causing his problems that had sent him to the hospital.
Then I worked the next couple of weeks without a paycheck since I took my vacation pay in advance. That also played into the debacle I described in the last post.
Things have been real rough on us in the last couple of years. I lost both of my brothers, and our daughter got divorced. Top that with the fact that Kathy can't work due to arthritis in her legs and severe panic attacks. And we all know that one paycheck doesn't go far nowadays, and we had to get an attorney in order to try to get her disability. So yes I view a speeding ticket and overdraft charges as being devastating. When I have had to pay so much lately for things I had no control over, things of my own doing have sent me to tears.
Kathy said it best. She told me that we should go to church this morning and be prayed over. She feels that the devil is trying to get between the two of us and knows how he can do it. Cliff Note:Keep in mind we are Pentecostal. He has gotten to me over financial situations and her over the problems Adam had.
This is just a reminder that none of us lead perfect lives. And we need to be praying for one another.
I also realize that I'm not the only one in the world with problems and I hate writing so many posts "about me." But on the same token, I want you to either avoid reaching your breaking point or ask for prayer when it happens. Under these circumstances, I'm embarrassed asking for prayer, but I feel I need it real bad at this point, as my wife needs me to be at my best in order to be an effective head of household.