Bread Making Marathon
It just so happens that a friend brought me 50lbs of flour…..20(wheat),20(white) and 10 in pastry….
I just got off the phone with another friend of mine…..they have no food….her husband hasn’t been paid since December…..and they need bread milk and eggs. I have two boxes of powdered milk, 15 dozen eggs and of course all that flour…..So the kids and I are going to use Tresses bread recipe and make up several loaves of bread to take over.
My heart breaks for her…..her daughter was at Mary Baldwin College and finally quit…..apparently the harassment was so bad she had a nervous breakdown…she is now home and has refused to come out of her room for two weeks….she hasn’t eaten and her dad won’t come home due to the money problems. He drives a truck hauling cars around for auctions and dealerships…..Oh, did I mention this family has 8 kids?
Her family are telling her to kick her husband out and divorce him…. …he is working for a guy that is refusing to pay him…he has over $28,ooo.oo dollars in invoices that this guy owes them and he keeps coming up with excuses not to pay him. His wife has been telling him to stop working for this guy.He won’t hear anything bad about him and refused to quit working for free….. Her husband hasn’t wanted to come home because he doesn’t want to hear my friend yelling at him anymore….sooo, she asked if she could call and yell at me about her husband …She hasn’t wanted to call because she didn’t want to dump on me…..I told her that I truly believe that is why God put me here…..so that everyone else would have someone to dump on….My sister told me that I am easy to dump on because I listen so well. I don’t judge and don’t give advice or opinions unless it is requested. She said I always try to be encouraging and try to find something positive even if it seems like my positive is grasping for straws.I think I will have a hat made up that says “Hello, I am a dumpee…I have linebacker shoulders so they can take it.”
She is always trying to build her husband up and be positive but she has reached the bottom and cannot see any way out of this valley……She is working two jobs and is very sick.
I wish I could do more for them…..but this will have to do….and the bread will help. If she didn’t have strep I would have her come over and help…teach her how to make bread…If anyone reads this…please pray for this family…….