Topic: Shannon & Mike

Messages: (2) 1

Corinne Dillingham

@ 1:53 AM


Shannon & Mike

Busy day today. I went to the dentist this morning - first time in a few years because there is almost nothing worse to me than going to the dentist. I put it off until it's absolutely necessary. I was there for about 2 hours. I need to get a lot of work done. I knew that before I went. I got a "ballpark figure" on the cost of everything - we could buy a nice used car for what it will cost. :-(

I wasn't home long before we had to leave to pick up Shannon & Mike. Shannon had a Dr's appt. today with her OB/GYN Doc. The two of them have been pretty much walking everywhere they needed to go for awhile now. It's starting to get a bit cold now. When I talked to Shannon the last time, I told her to call us if she needs something - a ride some place or whatever. She called yesterday to ask if we could take her to her appt. I'm so glad she did, for a number of reasons:

1. Neither of them have winter jackets/coats & it was windy & cold today.

2. She was in some real pain since yesterday & was sent to the hospital ER from her Dr's appt. to find out what was going on. She has a urinary tract infection. I can't even imagine them walking to the Dr's & then all the way to the hospital & then back to the place where they are staying again. We're not talking a mile or 2 or even 5 here.

3. While we were waiting for Shannon to be called back to be examined at the ER she mentioned that she was hungry. We were planning to go out to eat together anyway. She said that all she had to eat today was a piece of jelly bread. At one point Seth asked her why that was all she had to eat - because that's all she wanted or because that's all they had. It was because that's all they had. :-(

Once we finally got out of the hospital, we went to eat at the place where Shane used to work. From there we went to the grocery store - so Shannon could get her prescriptions filled tonight & so that we could get them some groceries, which was Seth's idea. Since I'm all about the food, I don't know why it didn't occur to me, but it didn't. When we were about done shopping for food stuff, I asked if there was anything else they needed - like toiletries - shampoo, etc. Mike said they needed new toothbrushes. That kinda got to me.

I had some really rough times when I was younger. I've been hungry with nothing to eat at times, etc. And Seth & I have struggled financially so I can kinda understand where they're at. But we never went without the bare necessities (toothbrushes) & we were never hungry with only bread & jelly to eat - thanks to Seth's family & our Ecclesial family. It just breaks my heart to see someone in this situation. They don't complain about things or intentionally make you feel sorry for them. We ask questions & find things out that way.

The whole thing is just so sad. Seth & I are extremely hopeful that we can make a difference in their lives & get them going in the right direction.

Wendy Boicey

@ 10:16 PM


RE: Shannon & Mike

Hi Corrine, Wendy here. It is such a wonderful thing you are doing for this couple. Not only helping a bit with groceries etc., but giving them the piece of mind that their baby will be well taken care of no matter what happens. So, are you working now? Are you still cooking up a storm? It is really nice to "hear" from you again. Remember our days in the "roost"? I miss those days. I pray that the Lord blesses your endeavours.

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