Sunday, January 15, 2006

Hubby Needs You

Ya'll, please pray for my hubby. The situation that began almost a year ago has resolved itself only in that hubby is being "punished" through lack of employment and silence and no prosecutions for the criminal activity he witnessed. The Department would like for him to quietly go away, I believe, and it's inevitable that that is pretty much what is happening through their silence and their apathy.

But hubby still has nightmares and thinks on the horrors he's witnessed, and I would covet prayers for his comfort and strength to endure this time in our lives. I'll never know what all he's seen while working as a Correctional Officer, but the little bit he lets out is just sickening and that word isn't even strong enough. I can't imagine to have witnessed what he has seen. What hurts him hurts us all in the family.

He hasn't had income since his last paycheck November 15th and Unemployment has denied him twice (he will appeal again because their facts are not straight) and I'm really wondering if the Department doesn't have a hand in these denials. Paranoid, I know, but to know what has happened and noone has been prosecuted? Something's just not right about it all.

We e-filed our taxes tonight and are looking forward to the much needed money. Hopefully it will be in our account within the next week, but maybe no longer than 2 weeks.

Just remember my family in your prayers and thoughts. We know the Lord hasn't forsaken us and that this waiting game is the hardest. He's provided for all our needs all this time, and we have so much more than many people do. But it's hard going through this and not knowing where the end is and what is going to happen. One day, though, we'll be looking back and see the bigger picture and see that we always were really ok. It's just the "getting through" that's so hard.

Thank you, friends.


Andi said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Out of every cloud there is a silver lining! Keep your chins held high.

Stacey said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers (((hugs)))

Unemployment claim denials--you are NOT being paranoid! Unemployment departments will check with the previous employer, and if there's a discrepancy between what the person filing says and what the employer says, they will take the employer's side because that means they don't have to pay any money. Just keep appealing and hopefully it will go through...

Jennifer said...

I am praying for Tommy and for the rest of your family as well. I know one day Tommy will be rewarded for this noble thing he has done. Love you!