God has had His hand in this all along. I don't understand why things are the way they are, but He has and does whether circumstances are good or bad (at least my definition of good and bad).
So, I'm happy to share that God has brought us some good encouragement recently through circumstances and people. From friends and family helping to ease the financial burden to many prayers, we feel blessed and loved.
Wednesday I sat in the dentist's chair waiting for the Novocaine to kick in and to found out if I would need yet another pricey procedure (I do. Agh! Add another $1k to our insane bills). I heard my phone vibrating and obviously had to ignore it. After everything was said and done, I checked to find a message from a temp agency needing someone to go to work in my town the very next day. It isn't much, but it's more than we had before and for that we're also grateful.
Right before all the chaos kicked in, I won tickets to see any Ballet West performance - they are the company in Salt Lake City featured on the show Breaking Pointe. I was thrilled for this, though obviously can't afford to get to Utah which was a bummer, especially since I had recently confided in a friend that seeing a live Nutcracker production had always been a dream of mine.
Well, Thursday, I won a facebook trivia contest - the prize being tickets to a Nutcracker production all of 15 minutes from my home! It's the little things.
On the way to said show, I checked the mail and found an anonymous card and gift "to help you in your time of transition." I thought it was an odd choice of wording; time of torment or trial often feels more appropriate. But, whomever wrote those words was right; things aren't how I would like them to be, but this isn't permanent...it's merely a time of transition.