Thanks to everyone for your encouragement. I think I turned a corner today and that’s no small thing. I’m sure it was because of the prayers of those who went before me as I’ve not done a whole lot of my own in the past couple of weeks (though I’ve offered up plenty of groaning).
It wasn’t just the medical bill that threw me off balance; there were other things, too. But I knew I was in trouble when I brought home groceries from Aldi on Sunday and saw that the ham that I just bought twenty minutes before was already bad (as in: I didn’t notice the package was spoiled when I bought it), and began crying. Crying over a package of $2.98 ham…ham that I technically could take back and replace (if I feel like driving back over to Aldi sometime soon). That sort of thing normally would irritate me, but not make me cry.
Anyway, the fog is clearing now. We enjoyed a fun day with my sister and her three youngest kiddos and gave Ted Drewes another chance (I liked it much better today than I did last year). We don’t know what the outcome of the problems will be yet, but we have hope for a good resolve.
And sometimes a little hope is everything.