Friday, September 26, 2008

Bad juju... or something!

I wanted to write about something that happened to me and my husband but I really wasn’t sure I wanted to share with you guys and let’s face it- everyone on the whole internet!

My husband Andy is an electrical contractor. Just this week a guy who has been working with him for years stole our debit card and drained out our bank account. What might almost be worse, he stole my son’s Boy Scout money off the shelf.

Why didn’t I want to share it with the world? I felt heartbroken for trusting someone that totally took advantage of us. And I felt stupid for allowing myself to trust someone that I had misjudged so plainly. I felt completely let down- not only by this person but by myself.

Then of course I go into some kind of weird spiral – I can’t trust anyone. -I have to trust people or life’s not worth it! –But believing in people will ultimately make me feel let down. Well, let’s just say it’s not pretty.

So… (and I just want to be completely honest here) I want to do something that will make me feel better. Yep I am selfish! I want to feel good again and stop this feeling hanging over me. And this might just be the weirdest reason behind why I’m doing something.

On the 1st I’m going to announce a contest for couples to win a free engagement session. I’ve been thinking about it for a while now and this scenario has given me the perfect shove I needed. I still need the few days to work out all the details but I’m already starting to feel better and get excited! :0)

Oh and on a side note, after ten years of marriage (or to be specific, ten years this coming May!) Andy’s achieved a first- he arranged a surprise date for us tonight. He just now called me up and said wear something sexy, think New Orleans, I’m taking us out to a jazz club. So I keep trying to think on the bright side. Who knows what this setback will spur us to do. Who knows-maybe any of these bad things that are thrown at us in life are put there to incite us to greatness.

Maybe I’m thinking too much…

Laura Siivola- Photographer.
Organic wedding and portrait photography based in the Phoenix Arizona area.


Kadie Pangburn said...

oh Laura! I'm so sorry this happened to you, how betrayed you must be feeling... is the bank going to cover you guys for your loss? I hope so... I can't even imagine how I'd feel if someone I trusted did that to Joey and I! You guys will be in my prayers!

P.S. have fun on your date! How mysterious!!!

Laura said...

Kadie- you are quick! :0)

I'm going through the bank process this week but it does look like we will get our $$ back eventually. Thank you so much!

P.S. Hank the Cowdog ROCKS! haha :0D

Emily Edwards said...

Hi there! Long time no talk... was just checking out your blog and had to stop to give you an e-hug! I am sorry to hear of the yucky-ness! NOT cool.

But you are so right - sometimes we can count the bad stuff as blessing because of what we can learn and how we will grow as a result.

I sure hope it all works out! Keep me posted!

Laura said...

Thank you Emily :0) You are so right and I have to keep on looking for the positive in every situation!