GOD IS GOOD...ALL the time
Every time we are at church our pastor says "God is good" and the congregation then says "ALL the time!" I love it :)
Thank you all SO SO much for your prayers during this incredibly stressful and worrisome time. I can't even express in words how thankful Joey & I are to have such amazing, supportive friends. You all ROCK!!! :)
Here's what has happened over the past week or so:
The new management company came in and hired Joey, so he gets to keep his job, and he will be getting free insurance (he didn't have ins. before)!! PTL!
His old company went to court in California on Monday. They were supposed to talk about paying all of the employees their backpay, but they ended up having to postpone the hearing until Thursday because a disagreement erupted in court. The lenders (or the banks that now own the properties) said they should be paid first. WHAT?!! I'm sorry but that is just down right selfish and greedy as far as I'm concerned. I know they deserve their money too, but theirs will just sit in some account adding to the millions they already have. The employees on the other hand haven't had a drop of income in over a month and can't even put food on their table for their families. Many of these employees have children that they haven't been able to provide for. It breaks my heart.
So, all of that said, they went back to court yesterday. The good news is that Joey will get all of his backpay. The bad news is that the judge ordered them to break it up over four paychecks. What is going on? I don't understand! Don't get me wrong, I am INCREDIBLY thankful that Joey is going to be receiving the money he worked so hard for, but that money was owed to him a month ago. We were counting on all of it to pay our bills, so splitting it up over four paychecks really screws things up because ALL of that money is needed now! It would have already been used to pay bills with. We're talking an entire month's worth of pay, so it's not just a couple hundred dollars. I wish I could have been there to tell the judge, imagine not having any money come in for an entire month...how then are you going to pay your bills for the next month?
Grrrrrrrr it all makes me so mad. We will be playing catch-up for the next several months. We've been making a ton of phone calls trying to work out payment arrangements for our bills. You would think that in this horrible economy people would be more understanding and willing to work with you. You know what I've found? No one cares! They tell you they can't help you. It frustrates me so much because I am trying to do the responsible thing by calling them to work something out instead of just not paying the bill without telling them. They still don't care.
Anyway, I've pouted, cried, and felt sorry for myself enough. It's time to move on. It's time to woman-up and deal with it! The only thing that really matters is that God worked a miracle! He worked it out, He provided, He made everything ok. He WILL get us through this season in our lives. The end of this mess is in sight, thanks to Him. I am forever grateful for everything He has blessed me with, I know I do not deserve it.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart God. I love you!
GOD IS GOOD...ALL THE TIME!
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