Before becoming pregnant, I signed up to do a Diploma in Reflexology. I had seen great improvements in my health regarding my endometriosis etc and as my parents suffer from many health issues, I wanted a way to help alleviate some of their pain with the possibility of setting up my own clinic in the future. After joining, I then discovered that I was pregnant and as the Hyperemesis got progressively worse, by December I had to step out of the course. I had done all the coursework up to this point and lots of practicals as well. I discussed the situation with my tutor and left with the promises that all the work I had done already would still count, and I could just rejoin the course in December where I left off, and that I wouldn’t have to pay a penny more than the fees for the year 2011-2012.
Since leaving, he has decided to switch awarding bodies, as the body he was with are no longer awarding to the same level. This was fine as in February he still told me that my work done already would count and he was still upholding the agreement that I wouldn’t have to pay any more money despite having to be registered with a new awarding body. I emailed him about coursework in June and disappointment one came: he replied to say not to do anymore coursework as some of it would count, but some of it wouldn’t, and that I would have to pay another fee to be registered with the new awarding body. I then saw there were 5 extra lessons and so started to think, well how am I going to just “slot back in” in December where I left off? My husband and I were in the middle of deciding what to do about the whole situation, and today I got another email stating that I’d have to attend ALL classes again, redo ALL course work and pay this fee.
Now, I was struggling with the fact that I would have to leave my baby girl for a whole day every 3 weeks come December, but from September would just break my heart. This is why I asked and reasked if I would be able to just come back at the point where I had to stop. I also don’t know how I would find the time to do all the course work again, as it took me forever when I didn’t have a child to care for 24/7 and could devote whole days to doing it. So, we are left with a situation where I feel I can no longer continue on with my training and now need to try and get money back for his breeching the contract he made with me 😦 I hate confrontation, and I know that ultimately I stand to lose a lot of money….money that we could do with having back right now!
But I know that even in all this God has something good for me. If I can’t continue on and have to drop out and if I lose all the money I have paid, there will be a reason even if I don’t know why this side of eternity, and God only shuts doors when He has something better He wants to give. We just have to be patient and be still instead of trying to batter down the closed door. So, I will take my upset and disappointment to Him and leave it there and await His answer to all this trusting that He has something great in store for me, and he has plans to prosper me and not to hurt me (Jeremiah 20:11).
How do you cope with life’s disappointments?