I am on a mission to look for resources for our friends this week. I was shocked this weekend when they brought home a new puppy. My first thought was how are they going to feed him. Then I worried about parvo. Our puppy doesn't have all his shots yet and doesn't get his next ones until the 27th. What if this dog makes mine sick. Then I realized that the new dog has fleas and isn't house broken. I don't understand how someone can bring a dog into a home where they are guests. I almost cried. It was too much.
I feel stretched financially, emotionally and feel the stress of being responsible for way too many people and pets. Our friends don't know how to conserve. If the food is in the house, they will eat it....nonstop. Last month we went through 25 pounds of sugar alone! We normally don't use 5 pounds a month. I have stopped buying a lot of my favorite items because food items that used to last a bit only last a day. I can't keep up and they are complaining about gaining weight.
They receive food stamps but go through them quickly. They buy food items that I can't afford! Naturally they go through them fast. I guess that they can when I am buying groceries to supplement. Honestly, it is as though they don't contribute at all because the amount that they consume is more than the value that they bring in on their food stamps.
Yet, we invited this into our home. We just didn't realize how different our core values are. We didn't expect that they would show so little respect for our home and values. We had church friends over today and my friend sat there cussing and talking trash the entire time. Then she embarrassed one of our guests. I winced every time she opened her mouth. She doesn't normally talk that way so I don't know what was up that that. I will talk to her about it tomorrow but I feel that it will not go anywhere. Either way, I am looking for resources. Something has to change. This is spring break, all the kids will be home all day/all week. Pray for us!