Insanely "bad luck" lately

I don’t know what is going on lately, but it has been one thing after another…

The past few months events:

Learned that our 15 yr old son has a drug and alcohol problem, is stealing, lying, failing and skipping classes…

Our 86 yr old uncle’s dementia is increasing

Our dryer breaks down.

Uncle gets sick and lands in ICU

Uncle needs surgery.

We need a new septic system.

Water pressure is decreasing.

Dishes in dishwasher aren’t washing right.

Uncle get surgery and ends up on life-support.

Uncle dies.

Dishwasher dies.

Need to repair truck to clean out uncle’s house.

Need a crew familiar with hoarding and several thousand$ to clean his house.

Water tank floods downstairs - needs replacement.

Dishwasher can’t be installed for 2 weeks.

Homeless person I helped is hitting on my husband and knows where I live.

Get alarm system installed to keep drug-dealers and users out, and son in.

Need to drop every conceivable “perk” in normal life in order to even begin to address the debt problem we had BEFORE all of these events took place.

Cannot afford one cent of any of the above…

I’m just thankful we are alive, safe, healthy and together. And I’m not sure how much longer even that will last considering the dangers our family is already face with.

Please pray for our safety - particularly our young children who have exposure to things they should not have exposure to, and for our older children to care enough about themselves and their family - especially young siblings - to make better choices, and that the new strangers that have been introduced into our lives will keep their distance and not harm any of us any longer.

And God’s mercy be upon us!

In Christian Love,
~Donna and family

May God surround you and your family with His light and love

Donna I know what it is to go through a time when everything seems to go from bad to worse,
and thank God, with time, to gradually resolve and improve.
It’s very hard to live through, especially in all the ways it affects our loved ones.

You will be in my prayers.
Kind wishes, Trishie

Thank you Trishie :heart:

**My goodness ! :console: Will keep your family in my prayers.

Holy Mother, please intercede for us.
Hold the sorrowful, strengthen the fearful,
give aid to all needing help or healing,
assist those who are sick, in pain or suffering,
be with those needing peace, console the lonely,
comfort the lost or hopeless, guard the unborn,
pray for those who are dying or who have died,
soften those with hardened hearts,
enlighten those who do not yet see truth,
help us be brave enough to let our hurt and anger go,
show us the way to do the right thing,
protect those who are in danger, and guide us from every evil;
may all who keep your sacred commemoration
experience the might of your assistance.
Amen **

Donna, I have felt that way recently. I’ve been unemployed for awhile now.

I noticed that you mentioned some things that you’re thankful for. Contemplating the good stuff in my life helps me when I’m down.

Can you get any help or support for any of these issues? Prayers to you and your family!

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, please pray for us.
St. Monica, please pray for us.
St. Maximilian Kolbe, please pray for us.
St. Martin of Tours, please pray for us.
St. Leonard of Noblac, please pray for us.

Praying for you Donna
God Bless!

Praying for you :grouphug:

The most important issue in your post is your 15 year old son’s drug and alcohol problem. I read a book about 10 years ago called “Back In Control” which taught techniques for changing teen behavior without yelling or arguing. 15 is an age when a boy is going to assert a form of independence. Do not expect him not to do that, but help him to learn healthy ways to do that, and to realize dependence on drugs and alcohol to feel good is not independence at all.

Novena Prayer to Saint Jude
(Patron Saint of Impossible Causes.)

May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Be adored and loved in all Tabernacles
Until the end of time.
May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be
praised and Glorified now and forever.
St. Jude Pray for us and hear our prayer.
Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Blessed be St. Jude Thaddeus throughout
The world for all eternity. Amen.

Our Father. Hail Mary.

**Holy Mother, please intercede for us.
Hold the sorrowful, strengthen the fearful,
give aid to all needing help or healing,
assist those who are sick, in pain or suffering,
be with those needing peace, console the lonely,
comfort the lost or hopeless, guard the unborn,
pray for those who are dying or who have died,
soften those with hardened hearts,
enlighten those who do not yet see truth,
help us be brave enough to let our hurt and anger go,
show us the way to do the right thing,
protect those who are in danger, and guide us from every evil;
may all who keep your sacred commemoration
experience the might of your assistance.
Amen **

AMEN

Heavenly Father, we lift Donna and her family up to You today. We ask that You be in the midst of all of these circumstances in their lives. Provide wisdom and discernment to Donna as she faces decisions about family and finances. Lord, provide Your protection as well. Bring strong Christ followers into the paths of her children, according to Your perfect will, to be good role models and who will draw them closer to You. In Christ’s name we pray - Amen

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Deus tecum you sound like you could be a good parent.

Lord have mercy!

Lord Jesus, for the sake of your sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Wow, so we weren’t alone in a string of “bad luck”?:shrug:

Adding my prayers to your intentions.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

May God assist you in your time of trial.

Chris is before you and your family,
Christ is beside you and your family,
Christ will guide you and your family.

I will keep you and yours in my prayers.

Thank you and God bless you for your kind words. I am a single guy but I have many adopted nephews that have hugged me and said “I wish you were my dad.” This memory and your good words are a sign of God’s grace.

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