Monday, March 29, 2010

Memorial Box Monday I go. If you want to find out what this is, go to Linny's blog, ! Anyhow. This is my first MBM post! Back in January of this year, I was not feeling at all well. I kind of chalked it up to too much crazy, wonderful, not-so-very-good-FOR-me-but-oh-so-yummy food consumed over the holidays. But as one week went by, and we moved into the second week of January, and then on toward Martin Luther King weekend, I still did not feel well. By Sat. of that week I was in some pain, didn't want to eat or drink, and was kind of miserable. By Sunday night, I was shaking with a fever, then chills, and running a pretty substantial fever. Which says a LOT, since I almost never have a fever, and run about 97 degrees normally! Monday morning found me calling the Dr., that afternoon I had my brother drive me there (which ALSO says a lot, since I am Miss Independent). I went from there to the Emergency Clinic, where they immediately did a cat scan, put in an IV, started me on pain meds and fluids, AND antibiotics, and after 2 hours put me in an ambulance headed for the hospital. First ever ambulance ride, first ever hospital stay. Such excitement.

This all happened right after Christmas vacation. Where the kids had no school. Thus I had no work. So I had JUST gotten my FIRST paycheck of the new year the Friday before MLK day. And now? Out of work for TWO weeks. Not good, friends...not good at all. We live LITERALLY hand to mouth, and usually have $15-25 a week after paying rent and utilities each week, to live on. This was devastation!

But the mailbox was a envelope with a note from my landlady...please do not worry about being late with the rent, and please only pay 3/4's of the usual amount! BUT GOD!!! And then...received a call from a friend from church inviting us to dinner. In talking to her, she discovered I had been ill. About 30 min. after hanging up the phone, it rang church calling to see what they could do. And when I finally went to church that following Sunday, I was handed another envelope...containing $100 worth of grocery gift cards. BUT GOD!!! And so, to start this off with a BANG, I have TWO things for my at-this-point-in-time non-existent Memorial Box! God is good...ALL THE TIME!!!!



  1. Nancy! What an INCREDIBLE blessing it is to find your blog! I am in awe of God and His provision...and also by the beauty of your faith and your heart. Thank you for writing. I cannot wait to follow you and read more!!!!!
    You are one giant light for Christ! Thank you!!!!

  2. What an amazing story of God's provision. It's at those times that we are completely dependent on Him that we can truly see His mighty hand at work. God is so good.

    By the way, your daughter is beautiful!

    God Bless,
    Kathie from

  3. Just sat down with Memorial Box Monday posts and just am constantly amazed how God works!!! Awesome!

  4. What a sweet story of God's provision and perfect timing! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Blessings ~