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venting my thoughts all out.

so i'll get personal. then i'll sort of throw it out there & not really care what people think. this blog is for me. i write for me. i share things, for me. and when people join in and want to be friends, that's definitely a perk! but blogging is not something i have to do. it's something i want to do. i want to document my marriage. the goods, the bads, the uglies, and the unforgettable moments. so today, i'll share all about my week. 

first, i was struggling dealing with trying to find a doctor that wasn't too expensive, yet knew exactly what he was doing...which isn't really possible. i haven't had any luck with doctors. each and every single one i have been to hasn't cared about me. they just prescribe you whatever, say, "try that" and send you on your way. i truly believe there are good doctors out there. i just gotta find one. so it stressed me out. to the max. i found a doc, have an appointment TODAY (whoot!) and also believe and know that you can't put a price on your health or big problems. you just can't. even if it means paying it off for the rest of your life. 

so there it was. my doc appointment. i was excited. mr. schroeder & i went to park city last weekend to get away from the world. the town was dead, we had it to ourselves, and we relaxed. it was perfect.

i found out i was having car issues. i took it in, and 4 things needed to be done to it. wellp, there goes my paycheck. but it's okay! it's fine! we got it. 

then, i find out our pin # was compromised in mexico...at the same atm we used when we went there. the bank lady was a major beeotch, exclaiming that it might not be possible to get that money back. $400 later...i'm still waitin on that moolah. 

i have to pay for school within 6 days. without financial aid. we'll see how that one goes. 

aaaand last night, i dropped mr. schroeder's truck off to go pick up my own car, he goes to pick it up, and it's gone. completely gone. we thought it got stolen. but no, some losers sit around all day waiting for people to park in an EMPTY parking lot that isn't being used so they can tow them away. we were one parking spot over from being "cleared." hmm. 

so between finding a good doctor, stressing out over the health stuff, getting our bank account drained, getting my car fixed for lots of moolah, having to pay for school, and paying a butt load of money for towing mr. schroeder's truck one block away, life is stinking good. it still is. 

despite this insane week, i think the man upstairs is giving me what i asked for. i asked for opportunities to strengthen my faith. and that's exactly what He has given me. i was and still am comforted and at peace. mr. schroeder is the best at pep talks. he tells me, "these are all super small things. we're going to have to go through a lot bigger trials. and all this will make us stronger." 

i guess it's just hard. one sucky thing happens, 10 sucky things happen. but at the same time, my marriage is exactly where i want it. i love mr. schroeder & the love we share. he makes me so happy. the other day, i told him that nobody has EVER made me smile the way he does...and nobody ever will. he was like, "REALLY?" well, duh. he is just amazing. i don't deserve him. i'm sure of it.


17 comments

  1. dang girl! That's a ROUGH week! Glad you can rest in God's gift of marriage! It's such an amazing and awesome gift!

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  2. When it rains, it pours. If you ask God to strengthen your faith, He'll surely test it! But it seems like you're passing with flying colors :) Oh, and I've been in that whole "you were one spot over from the visitors parking space" too. $240 later, I had my car back. Praying that God continues to bring you peace of mind while life is chaotic! :)

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  3. So sorry :( I know the quest or a good dr. That's rough hope everything is better!
    Let me know if there's anything I can do for ya Amanda ;)

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  4. I am so sorry about all that! That is the worst trying to find a doctor thats not going to make you just another patient. As for the bank, You should come to my bank. Seriously the best ever and 90% of the time we get your money back! haha and the tow truck... seriously? Thats ridiculous! I am so sorry, but you and Mr. Schroeder are so strong, that I know that you guys can make it through it! It is always better to have that shoulder to lean on when things get a little too rough to take! Praying for you guys girlie!

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  5. you are the best lady. you have the best outlook. sometimes i forget after weeks like that, luckily i have a super positive husband who always helps me soo the good. Husbands are the best. PS let me know when you have some extra time :)

    K

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  6. I love you two. You have such a great husband (as you already know!) to give you pep talks! I am so sorry about all the mess you're going through though. Ugh. But things always get better :)

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  7. Amanda. You are just amazing! Seriously beyond crazy amazing! I'm SOOO excited to meet you in June! I love, love, love this post!! Money is SO stressful, but ya know what? You're happy! And that's totally what matters!! :) You're just the greatest! Love you, cute girl! :)

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  8. So cute! There are so many couples that I know that fight so much when it comes to financial aid I am glad you to have so much love that you can get through it. That is defiantly what I am looking for in a man when I get married one day.

    http://haileycheyanne.blogspot.com/

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  9. I'm sorry that things have been happening all at once. Some how that always seems to make it worse. But I'm glad that you can both see the good, even in the hard times. And at least you always have each other. You can get through anything if you have that. I'm sorry that you've been having health problems. Same here. Doctors haven't been very helpful. That's why I've been turning more to herbs and other natural remedies. It's helped a lot. I hope that everything goes well with this new doctor!

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  10. Can I just tell you how much your marriage influences me? I know it's not all butterflies and rainbows, but ever since I got engaged everyone has been telling me how hard marriage is and how frustrataing men are and how they change after marriage etc. Like, I don't want to hear that. I want to hear good stories about the way God intended marriage to be. <3 And I am with you on the health thing. I have friends that NEVER go to the doctor. I guess I was raised that if you are sick and not getting better, you go to the doctor. End of story.

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  11. Honestly, you are my hero!!!!!! I'm sitting there reading this and thinking, "Seriously?! Could it get any worse!?" and then you're all, "And all of these crappy things were an answer to my prayers." ....... um..... I should probably look for answers to prayer in trial too, like tender mercies... what I'm supposed to learn, etc. :P Good thing you're my friend and can teach me through example how to be awesome like you!!!! Love you so much friend!!!!

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  12. i am so sorry for the crappy things that have happened this past week! you are both amazing and so strong. i love you guys, always have! i hope you have a fun weekend amanda:) you deserve on! love ya missy!

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  13. amazing. Thank you so much for this post. I am so in love with the positivity. :)

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  14. I feel like everything bad and stressful always happens at once. Way to keep a positive attitude!

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  15. super sorry about your week!
    but i'm glad you have such a good and positive attitude, I really admire it.
    hang in there and focus on the good things to come!

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  16. isn't it crazy how sometimes or trials make us more aware and grateful of what we have. all this hard stuff will be over soon. you'll get through it.

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  17. yikes! what a week! i totally remember the first couple years jake and i were married, i was always complaining about how there was always SOMETHING that came up unexpectedly. i remember dad always saying that's just life. it has taken me years to realize it's always going to be like that. it sucks, but it's life. last month i said it was a no spending month (well outside of absolute necessities). and what happened? totally unexpected things that we weren't planning on. it's really crappy. and now we have 4 kids. so it's 4 times more unexpected things that come along. hang in there, you'll get through it. :)

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