Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Can I cry uncle yet?

I received a frantic call Monday afternoon from my Aunt Pat in Alabama: My mom had fallen and broken her left hip and fractured her elbow. She was in the emergency room, but was waiting to be admitted to the hospital.

Today my mom had surgery on her hip and I am currently driving through Kentucky as I write this. Well, actually Todd is driving (with two of his boys and Brodie the border collie in the back) and we are making a straight shot from Omaha to Alabama. Obviously we'll be spending Thanksgiving at the hospital.

It's been a rough few days. My Aunt Pat is suffering from lung cancer and my mom has been her caregiver. And as an only child, I am the caregiver for my mom. There are a lot of details to think about and honestly, Monday night I had a bit of a breakdown.

Actually it was more than a bit of a breakdown. It was pretty major. I literally cried my heart out to the Lord and told Him I honestly could not do this...that I could not take another thing...that I was so very tired.

Aren't you glad the Lord can handle our breakdowns? Of course He knows I can't handle this. He's not expecting me (or my mom...or my aunt...or my kids) to handle this alone. That's why scripture says that in my weakness, He is strong and He has shown this to be true so many times this past year.

So here I am once again. Weak. Dependent. Taking one day...one moment at a time. God is good. Always. I believe it.


Thanking the Lord for each of you and wishing a most blessed Thanksgiving Day! Hugs to you!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Settling in...

Setting up my little kitchen

Well...it's official. I'm a resident of Nebraska. : )

And can I just tell you? This is the happiest I've been in a long time.

I made dinner in my little kitchen tonight for the first time. Ashleigh and John have been working hard to help get me settled and I thought it would be fun for them to go on a date and have Troy and Merritt stay the night with me in my apartment. (We've all been staying at Todd's this week.)

So here we are. My two little guys are asleep in my room and I am sitting here blogging for the first time from my little home.

I have peace. I am hopeful. I am blessed.

Thanking you for all for your prayers...

Love and hugs to you!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Omaha bound!

It's done.

With the help of dear friends and family, we packed and loaded up Zach's and my life. It was quite the ordeal, but we got it done.

Said goodbye to the house and town I've lived in for 20 years...gave lots of hugs and of course, there were lots of tears. I walked through the house one last time and then closed the front door...leaving behind wonderful memories of a family that once was and saying goodbye to the awful memories of this past year.

We are making our way to Omaha. This morning finds us in St. George, Utah and then it's on to Leadville, CO today and then Omaha tomorrow.

So if you see a Uhaul truck with a trailer attached, followed by a Jeep Cherokee...with 4 adults, 2 little people and 1 border collie....be sure to wave. : )

Blessings and love to you all!