Finally Asking for Help

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when you KNOW you need help, and you aren’t afraid to admit it, how do you go about asking for help?
i asked my mom today and she said to call or email the pastor and let him know what’s going on. so i emailed him, since i couldn’t find the phone number. waiting for his reply.
it’s very humbling, and it was awkward to do. why does it feel so bad to ask for help, even though you KNOW you need it?!
people are always saying “let me know if you need anything” but when you do need help, how do you ask? AND what kind of response do you get usually?

it’s just such a strange feeling to be so in “need” of someone else.

here’s what i wrote to the pastor that would help us:

someone coming for general clean-up – kitchen, bathrooms, etc
someone coming for laundry help – doing and putting it away
someone bringing dinners
someone watching the boys so i can rest.
maybe someone grocery shopping?

also if anyone in the church has one of those huge foldable gates (that can go across the room), we are looking for one of those, to block off our dining room. josiah is truly a monkey, and ends up on the dining room table very often.

hopefully it wasn’t too beggy. 🙁

i really need your continued prayers!!!!!!!

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Julie

    I sure wish I lived closer, so I could help!!!!’

    At the church we went to in Portland, it would have been the church secretary we would go to. She would put the ball in motion, and you would have more help than you needed! … When I had Amanda, and had to go on bed rest those last few days, we had food at our house every night, and a week following the delivery, and we didn’t even ask. (Because Joe would have done it, and after the delivery, I could have done it, easily.)

    Hope your church helps!!!

    Love you!
    Julie

    P.S. You’re very brave. Even if I *really* needed the help, I would never be brave enough to ask. Good for you for doing what you need to do!!! (and shame on me for being a big chicken!!!)

  2. amyjo

    I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. Is the medicine helping at all? Take care.

  3. Julie

    Did you hear back from your pastor yet?

  4. heather

    I hope you get some help and I also hope you get to feeling better.

  5. Dani

    gosh, i can’t believe i’ve missed out! i’m just NOW seeing that you’re pregnant!! congrats sweetie!!! i am too if you didn’t know. i’m actually within 2 weeks away of being halfway! WOW! 🙂

    hope you get some help and start feeling better real soon.

  6. Julie

    I’m starting to get worried Jenn! I’ve not heard anything from you since this post… Is everything OK? Did you get the help you needed? How are you feeling???

    Praying!

    Love you!
    Julie

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