Between A Laugh And A Tear

I was taking Nanner to school today and that song came on the radio and I thought “Ha!  That’s exactly how I feel…between a laugh and a tear.”

Part of me wants to freak out and cry, but the other part of me…apparently, the stronger part of me, just wants to laugh at all of this mess.   We really can’t do anything besides pray, hope and keep sending out those resumes, so what’s the point in turning into a blubbering mess?  There is no point it that.

We are moving in with my parents this weekend.  The logic behind this is that we will be able to keep our utilities at little or nothing here at the house and hopefully be able to use the unemployment money to pay our house payment, car payment and feed ourselves – and if we are able to actually do that, believe me, it will be a miracle.  We are trying desperately to keep from losing the house and hoping that it will sell soon.

My dad is so sweet.  Tonight we went over there and took some of the girls’ toys and he told us that he was so excited for us to come and that he felt bad because that was selfish for him to be excited over something that is happening only because we are in this terrible situation and that he wished we weren’t in the position that we are in, but that he was truly excited for us to be there.  He said that when we stayed with them over the summer, after the flood, that he just loved coming home after work to a house filled with his family.

My mom has been working hard getting the house ready for us.  Thank goodness they’ve got room.  They live in a big old farmhouse, so we won’t have to worry too much about getting in each other’s way.  I’ll be sure and take some pictures once we get there.  I just love their property, it’s so nice, quiet and peaceful out there.

I won’t have internet out there because they can’t get wireless, only broadband and it’s super expensive, so I’ll be posting from the library.  I won’t be posting often, but I’ll try to keep up with everyone else’s blogs and try to post something at least once a week.

Thanks again everybody for all of your prayers and encouraging comments.


7 thoughts on “Between A Laugh And A Tear

  1. sister February 11, 2009 at 2:26 am Reply

    I love you sister! I love our daddy! I love this post! Our daddy is the sweetest man in the world. How lucky our kids are to have such a wonderful Poppy!!And you are welcome to come to my house to post on your blog. I am just 6min from mom and dads house.

  2. Kristi Smith February 11, 2009 at 2:35 am Reply

    That is so sweet of your dad. I love that he said those things.

    I have thought about you so much over the last couple of days. Your strength is inspiring.

  3. Gretchen February 11, 2009 at 3:18 am Reply

    It is such a blessing to have a wonderful family that wants you to be with them. I know it is not easy and your life is turned upside down right, but you are right. This is a time that proves we are so not in control and we just have to constantly depend on God. He will see us through. I am still praying for you that your house will sell; that Brian will get a good job and that your lives will be back to normal soon. Love ya!! And if you need a day away – come over and we will bake stuff! Bring Hannah and Isaac and her can play together.

  4. 50s Housewife February 11, 2009 at 3:53 am Reply

    What a sweet family you have (and what a brave and funny daughter they raised)! Thanks for keeping us updated. We’re still praying.

  5. sister February 11, 2009 at 11:42 am Reply

    I didnt say that right, I dont love that you have this situation to post about. I meant I love your strength in this hard time. Sorry, you know how I feel! I love you and dont forget what I said about hanging out at my tiny crib anytime you want!! Love you!

  6. Christy February 11, 2009 at 4:17 pm Reply

    Your posts are always sooo sweet that they bring me to tears, or they are so funny that they bring me to tears. You have such an awesome family!! What a blessing during hard times!! When we were building our house we lived with my mom and stepdad…it was a wonderful time!! Believe it or not, it was very sad for all of us when it was time to move out!!

    You all will continue to be in my prayers!!! stay strong!! 😉

  7. Becky February 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm Reply

    I have to applaude you in taking preventative steps. But I am still sad that you must move from your home. I am still praying that things will get better for you soon. Who knows, maybe you’ll be moving back soon.
    I will miss your posts. So don’t stay away too long at a time. I might start having DT’s.

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