Well, today the Cat is out of the bag as the old saying goes. I was stressed out and at the end of my ropes. I needed money, my mortgage payment was going to bounce. I had no where to turn. I spent the day in town being turned down by one lender after another. All the while thinking about what this was doing to my credit, and feeling pretty lousy about myself and my life overall. How did I ever get to this point? I know, you are probably wondering that too. If you stick with me throughout my journey, I will tell you, but that is for another post. This post is a pity party!
Well, as I said, I was desperate, so I went to my Mother-In-Law. She has been a person I have trusted with secrets over the years. She has been my support and nurturer. I knew I could trust her and that she would want to help me. I stepped into her office and she knew right away something was wrong. I laid it all out for her. She prayed with me (which I really needed) and then we talked a long while. She suggested we bring in my brother-in-law, who is a financial planner. She called him and he did not hesitate to come. He is a strong friend of mine also besides being family. I love him dearly and felt just awful laying my burden on him. He jumped to my rescue though and wrote me a check to cover my mortgage bless his heart. We have plans to get together and talk through my finances. He is making a definite push to get my husband on board with it all. That will be the most difficult task of all, plus I have a lot of mixed feelings about it. This has been my burden and secret for the past four or five years! We went through a financial crunch about four years ago, and it did not go well. I’m really not sure we can make it through another. Maybe with my brother-in-law’s help. He offered to be there the whole way. He is a gem!
So, here I am getting things together to present my nightmare of finance to him. I am so embarrassed and it will be quite humiliating to lay it all out to someone else. I’m not entirely sure I can do it. I want to continue to lie and keep my secret! Any suggestions?
Until another day! Visit often, stay long, leave happy!