February 24, 2008 at 12:49 pm 8 comments

Thank you for those of you who helped me through the Sunday AM service as we prepare for Larry-Pop’s return back to Iraq tomorrow. 

We continue to covet your prayers over the next few days for children and spouse and…all of us. 

I plan to give the kids lots of activity today and tomorrow to try to help the be good and tired and bedtime, maybe that will help.  Bedtime is very hard with Goldilocks.  I have to stay strong for her, even seeing my mom hurt as she does.

The Hub is on call, so I’m going to go take a nap and them take them skating today to a benefit for Tornado victims.  You can pray for grace and energy for me that I do not feel.


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kimberly  |  February 24, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Praying for you to have grace and energy.

  • 2. touchofglory  |  February 24, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    I am praying for you and Goldilocks. Holly told me that this has been especially hard on her. Let me know if I can do anything!

  • 3. Cindy  |  February 24, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I pray that XXXXXXXX does not grieve too much when Larry goes back. I pray that she will understand that God hold him in the palm of His hand.

  • 4. Merrie  |  February 24, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    I will be praying for you all. I cannot imagine the feeling of sending someone off like that. It is bad enough just going on a business trip – but war??? I’ll be praying for God’s Hand to cover him and to comfort your mom.
    Also, grace, energy, wisdom and help…

  • 5. ~E  |  February 24, 2008 at 6:35 pm


  • 6. ~E  |  February 24, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I didn’t realize time had rolled around so quickly and it was time for Pop to return to Iraq. I will pray for your family — especially your mom and Goldilocks. If a playdate would help keep Goldi’s mind off things, give me a call and we will see what we can work out. Love you all!

  • 7. touchofglory  |  February 24, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    I know I’ve already commented, but I just had to say that I love that Goldilocks came over and hopped on my lap as soon as the final “Amen” was said tonight. I am so glad that she feels like she can share with me. She had big tears in her eyes and said she felt like she was about to cry. She is precious and I just love her! I’m praying for you all!

  • 8. Misty  |  February 25, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Poor kiddo. I’m sure it’s rough on you all. Hang in there.

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