How've ya been? I've been... well, doing pretty well actually. I "hit" another "bump in the road" a couple of weeks ago and struggled a while with, hhmmm, I don't know what to call it. I don't want to say I've struggled with depression, but maybe that's it? I guess it's understandable. Anyway, I PRAISE JESUS for being my Comforter, my ROCK, my LORD! I truly cannot imagine how people deal with the death of a loved one without HIM. As you have probably already heard me say, this is the time of year when things started going DOWN HILL for Brent. We were told we should "keep him comfortable" but REFUSED to give up. At least not when he appeared so healthy still.
Then, I tend to get "down" when I think about the upcoming holidays. We pretty much KNEW by Thanksgiving that it would be our last with Brent. By Christmas, well, we'd made the gut-wrenching decision to take him back to Memphis and wait for him to go HOME. (We'd been in Vermont as a last effort to make him well) Now, add to that his birthday is coming.. October 28. I guess it's just a BIG OLE MIX of EVERYTHING.
Oh, I'm pretty sure I've not mentioned it here, but I did a post on "Laced With Grace". In it, I talked about the struggles I had with faith (and GOD) after we lost him. Check it out if you'd like.
Now, I shared all of that with you to tell you how I've been. God has DELIVERED me from another dark moment in time. (I'm sure there will be many more until we too, go HOME)Isn't it a BLESSED thing to KNOW that we have an ETERNAL HOME with our LORD?? =-)
Okay, to change the subject a bit..
Have I told you that the boys have started flag football? They're SO CUTE, all those little ones! They are LOVING it!! (You wouldn't BELIEVE how many home-school children there are in our group!) WOW!!
Oh, I also told you that I'd share those crazy garden pictures. Well, whatever made the computers work has reversed. Now our supposed "wireless" isn't working again. UGH! I sure didn't want to start unloading a TON of pictures on Link's new computer because I KNOW that's what played a HUGE part in slowing down the other one. (I'm NOTORIOUS for making TOO MANY pictures) They actually joked about making me a hood ornament when we went on a mission trip a few years ago because I hung out of the window snapping shots. (Hey, in my defence we were in lots of MOUNTAINS and it was BEAUTIFUL!!!)
I'll go AS SOON as I finish this update and TRY to connect it AGAIN! I just had an idea as I was typing this. I can upload those pictures and take the laptop somewhere wi-fi is offered. (I'm S.L.O.W. - I admit it) O=-)
Alrighty, I think I'm going to go now. I'm inspired to try to get those pictures up TODAY!
THANKS SO MUCH to those of you who've checked in so often even when I've been slacking in my posts. I also wanted to say THANKS again to everyone that sponsored our "virtual walk." You guys are simply AMAZING!
I hope to check back soon...
Saturday, September 20, 2008