My husband is an equine veterinarian. He has been practicing now for 28 years. There are times when it has been a very fulfilling career and vocation for him. Lately, with a slow economy, there has been nastiness of epidemic proportion.
Just today, two clients have threatened to us; one to use another vet if an after hours charge wasn't removed and one threatened to have a dispute filed with a credit card company over charges another disagreed with. She also threatened a lawsuit and reporting us to a veterinary medical association.
There really are a lot of nice clients out there but a few make you want to wave the white flag, sell out and move on. I was thinking just how brilliant the cupcake places are. You sell one enormous beautiful cupcake for $5.00 and nobody gets pissed off or tells you that the ingredients were not just right. They don't tell you that because they are so fattening that maybe they'll just pay $3.50.
I was feeling overwhelmed at all of this happening just before noon when my husband said, 'remember son is doing so much better right now; we are doing better; the girls are okay. I guess that really is all that matters.
Today, I am thankful for a husband that can remind me when life pushes me down. I am thankful for all of the blessings listed above. I pray for all of our addicted loved ones to persevere in their fight for freedom from addiction. And, I say a prayer for Henry.