Thursday, January 15, 2009

A series of unfortunate events

Sometimes you wonder why you even get out of bed in the morning.
Last week at Global Auto Inc. was like that...one disaster after another.
The first disaster was a nice deep scratch in the door of a Jaguar, we followed that up by knocking a ladder into the side of a Hyundai Tiburon and finished up by gouging the rim of a 2008 Lexus. $1200 dollars later all is over and done with.
It is what it is my friends, it is what it is.
As painful as it is to spend that kind of money on avoidable disasters, it seems like nothing when you compare it to my friend Mirna's sorrows.
Mirna is a widow with two young daughters. She works for a doctor and had taken a second job to help make ends meet. During the summer, while walking her dog, she tripped and broke her foot in several places. Her injury required surgery and while she had insurance she was still left owing $38,000. While she was home recuperating from the surgery she discovered that she had become a victim of identity fraud. Several months of frustration and several thousands of dollars owed to a lawyer later, she was cleared of responsibility. During this time she was not miserable rather she was rejoicing in trusting God to meet her needs.
Those two events are nothing compared to the news she received Dec 31st. Mirna's oldest daugher aged 14 wasn't feeling well and they performed some blood tests at which time they discovered that she has leukaemia.
Please pray for my friend Mirna and her daughter Tatiana. Mirna is barely holding on and she badly needs to feel God's comforting arms around her.

4 comments:

Kathy said...

I will keep Mirna and Tatiana in our prayers.... When I hear of what others are going through like your friend Mirna it makes me ever more thankful for what God has for me and my family. Thank you for sharing and helping me keep the right focus!

rita said...

Thanks for sharing.
Certainly helps us keep our trials in perspective.
Will remember M & T, and GA!
love

Elizabeth said...

We will be praying... I can't even imagine going through that!

Kim said...

Wow. Definitely a matter for prayer. For Mirna, Tatiana and y'all too. What a week.