Thursday, June 14, 2007
7 more days
7 days until we leave for vacation. Oh, i am getting so excited.
I have been a little distracted though, first I have still been working with hubby, we are done with that now, but now I am taking care of two children who were our neighbors.
please pray for Ashley and Skylar, they are 10 and 8. We got a call a few weeks ago from their mother. They had been evicted from their home, and they had a restraining order against their father.
From what i have gathered, dad has been dishonest thus far with family finances, has neglected to pay rent since January, has been taking the kids' lunch money, has been borrowing money from family-----all to support a drug habit. We sold him our old Suburban, to this date he has only made 4 payments and still owes us $800. He kept telling us it was because he was laid off, and couldn't make the payment.
Long story short, mom finally confronted dad on what his problem was, (she thought he was seeing someone else) she had the 2 kids in her jeep and he got angry and pinned her against her car--only he was in the suburban. She asked him to leave so he attacked her from his vehicle. Broke out her windows, and scared his kids almost to death.
She left him immediatly and she has their kids, luckily a friend of ours found her a house to rent, and their father is now living out of the suburban in a family members back yard.
Mom works at the hospital, she works 3--12 hour shifts a week, she can't afford child care, and I am the only one she knows who is a stay-at-home mom who can get the kids on and off the bus.
As you can imagine these two kids have alot of confusion and are now beginning to act it out. The daughter seems to be okay but the 8 yr old boy, oh my. And of coarse, I am not used to biys, so he is an eye opener. But he responds well to me, and my heart really goes out to these kids and their parents.
So, ladies I am asking you, if you could, please say a prayer for them.
Well, time to get my morning started and get a yummy breakfast cooking.