Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Michael!!!!

Happy Birthday to me darlin' Michael!!!!!
He's 17 and I can't believe it....
He's away on a fishing trip to Arkansas with my brother Steve, and two of my nephews. They're having a memorial fishing tournament down there this week for my oldest brother David, who died 19 months ago. Mark and I couldn't go because we're working at Presentation's Bible Institute here this week, but Michael was excited to get to go.
I'm missing him, especially today.
A very busy week going on here.

A blessed peaceful night to all....

Friday, July 24, 2009

I have not blogged in a month...the longest break ever in the four and a half years I've been writing. Now there's so much to write but I can't do it all at once.
I started with bronchitis on July 1 and I haven't felt that well since. Slowly, day by day, things get better but it's slow. I'm not contagious but it just has worn me down. I get tired easily.
My daughter passed her nursing boards and starts her new job at Children's Hospital in the ICU on August 19th. Very exciting!
She signed the papers to buy a brand-new beautiful condo about two miles from our house yesterday. I sat there watching her signing paper after paper and I knew the next stage of my life is soon to begin. She won't be moving out until November or so, but I realize it will be here before I know it. I am happy for her and a little sad for me. I had hoped that she would stay at home until she got married but that is probably at least another 15 months or more away and she is so anxious to start her adult life. It is a very nice condo...1700 square feet with two bedrooms, two full baths, a study, living room, dining room, kitchen, and laundry room. ...bigger than our first house!
I'm bound to cry on moving day when I look at her empty room.
Michael and John are thrilled because now they will each have their own room.
I am struggling through a dry time in my spiritual life when prayer is sometimes difficult and I feel so discouraged about so many situations in my life.
But He is there.
With His quiet presence.

A blessed peaceful night to all....