Saturday, November 5, 2011

Things Are Looking Better!

A quick update to my last post. First, I want to thank each one of you who commented on my last post. Your words, prayers, and well wishes mean so much more to me than I could ever express. Y'all are the greatest!

Since my last post, I have secured a job! Yay, me!!! I am now employed as a legal assistant for a small firm in my home town. It is only about a ten minute drive from my home and I am making more money on the hour than I did at my last job! So far, I am really liking it, although I am a bit overwhelmed as it is so much to learn and everything is very new to me since I've never worked in the legal field before! But I can and will learn it and I think I am going to like working there very much.

Scott and I went to Duke for his consultation with the surgeon regarding the CT scan he had done here that showed some suspicious spots on his brain. We drove four hours to sit in the doctor's office for five minutes! Ggggrrr!!! The surgeon was very nice, although he talked so fast and because he is from South Africa, he had quite an accent and it was very hard to understand some of what he was saying! He said the scan did show something although he said it was not definitive enough for a diagnosis. So he wants Scott to come back to Duke for some follow up testing. His office is supposed to be contacting us to set this up, but Monday will be two weeks since the initial appointment and we still haven't heard anything from them. On a good note, Scott has not had a single migraine since the Monday we went to Duke! Praise God for that!! I think it was mostly stress related, with me being unemployed and our finances dwindling, his truck being broken down, and just general life issues. Thank you all again for your prayers for him ~ obviously, they have been working!!!

The truck is still broken down but we are working on getting the stuff needed to get it fixed. Many moons ago, Scott worked as a mechanic for a local trucking company, so we are blessed that he can usually fix stuff on our vehicles when they break. Right now, I am having to get up at 4 a.m. to drive him an hour to work, then drive an hour back home and get ready so I can be at my job at 8 a.m. and then when I get off work at 5 p.m., I drive the hour back to his work to get him if he isn't lucky enough to be able to catch a ride with someone from work who is traveling thru our area. Whew! It's been rough, but we do what we have to do, right??!! The good news on this front, Scott got called for an interview with a company that is located close to home, about a five minute drive from our house, and word has it, they really liked him and he will probably get a call back for a second interview. We are really excited about this because it's also more money than he is making now. So God is really moving in our lives right now, and I am so thankful!!! We still have a ways to go to get outta the woods, but we are getting there!!

I just want to say thank you again to all my wonderful friends here in blogland. Who knew that people you may never get a chance to meet in "real life" could become such close and wonderful friends. I love you all and appreciate all your prayers. Please keep them coming!!

Until next time. . .


  1. OH Donna, such good news on alot of fronts! I am so happy for you and your new job and will keep praying for your hubby and his health and hope he gets a new job as well, WOW, you are doing alot of driving girl:O How is your son doing, any letters yet??

  2. See . . . HE really answers prayer!! (:
    What wonderful news!!! So glad for you (and yours) Donna. I'll keep you guys in my prayers!

    Take care & have a restful weekend.
    (((blog-land hugs))) (:


  3. Oh Donna I am so happy to hear all the good news! I will still keep you and Scott in my prayers...You know I really believe sometimes God allows thing to happen in our lives to show us how big He really is and what all He can do! I know He isn't done either...AMEN!

  4. That is wonderful news! Isn't the power of prayer just amazing? I know I have prayed for you several times already and will continue to do so for your husband. God is great indeed!

  5. That is great news all around, Donna. God moves in mysterious ways. We just don't know when or how!!! Will keep praying for you and Scott.

  6. O'Donna, this is truly wonderful news! I was just thinking about the two of you. God does answer prayers! Always know you're never alone.
    You and your husband will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. AweSome Donna the power of prayer when two or more gather together in agreement for others...
    May the Lord continue to bless you both and provide all your needs, Thanks for sharing us...
    Warm Blessings...

  8. And some people say there is no God! What a fabulous praise report! God is definitely working in yours and Scott's lives and I am so thankful for that. I pray he continues to open doors for both of you!

    Why don't you call the doctor back and tell them you have waited long enough for them to call you. Sometimes doctors offices do forget to call back. Been there before myself. Then again you know what they say, "No news is good news."

    Have a blessed day,
    Hugs ~AMY~

  9. Donna, I'm so glad that things are looking up for you and your family. Prayer works!


  10. Hi Donna, have not visited in awhile, but know my prayers and thoughts are with you! I too believe in the power of prayer! Your new job sounds exciting! And the extra pay a bonus! whoo-hoo! Stay strong girl, you never now how strong you can be until the storm blows over and you can look back on it.