Update on Mom-Q

November 2, 2008 at 6:02 pm 1 comment

I am going to post these as “Mom-Q” updates.  I don’t want people doing internet searches for the word “mom” to land here.  And I plan to create a sidebar button with “MomQ” on it so that those needing to read quickly and get updates specifically on Mom can read them quickly there.

I hope to pull together an email list for those requesting updates soon, but right now, the world is spinning too fast.  We are having carpet laid tomorrow, and The Hub needs all my help moving things and tearing up the whole house.  I’ve not been in my own bed since Tuesday night anticipating this grand event.  I’ll be glad for some normally returning, if only as a result of new carpet!

Having said that:


I will try to blog with Mom’s best in mind…not sure what she would want me to share or say, so I pray for her grace until I get a better handle on how to best honor her in sharing, but I’ll do my best for now.  So many of you are praying for her and emailing.  I’m hoping to keep up with it all for now in this way.  I’ll seek her input and advice on that when I get to speak with her again.

Today (yesterday for Mom), was a challenge for mom. Things will get better when they receive and acknowlege her marriage certificate we sent yesterday and free up all her belongings and mail!  As you can imagine, finding one’s way around unfamiliar places, dealing with a lot of paperwork and learning, and learning to sleep in a strange place would take their toll.  I pray she is sleeping well right now as I type.  I think that would help her most for tomorrow.

It would be hard to not have the niceties (tea bags, Bible) at the day’s end to refresh oneself!  Thankfully, she bought that extra duffle and packed enough clothes for a few days!

I reminded her how proud we are of her, and how strong she is in the Lord.

She got news, a message from Larry that he would be released early, in just a couple days to come to her, but then the same messenger called later to tell her they had asked the man to send five changes of clothes for him. So many unknowns.

What a trooper!  I’m praying she is strengthened in a special way during this time.


On my crew:  Red’s stitches look great today.  He says they don’t hurt at all, but he was a bit high strung today.  He is fine, though.  He didn’t cry at all during the stitches and we are so proud of him, too.


The children will be here the next two days!   I am planning much reading of books and doing of crafts to try to keep them out from underfoot while carpet is laid.


Boy Wonder’s first youth retreat is going well. The topic is  “purity”–can’t believe my son is old enough for such thoughts!  Lord, bless. Two chaperones have the stomach flu on their trip today, and they got stuck in a two hour traffic pile up last night getting there, but things seem normal today.  They were having a great time at Wonder Works and were enjoying laser tag.


Well, I must go.  Thank you, friends, for reading, and for your grace.  Feel free to comment, friends and family, for I know it encourages mom greatly to see community, as it always does me.  (If you don’t see your comment appear, the spam filter has caught it.  I recover those several times a day and they will appear.)

Entry filed under: Everyday, MomQ.

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  • 1. Aunt Marsha  |  November 3, 2008 at 7:56 am

    just to let you know how much your work and ministry is appreciated, your mom is continually in our prayers, thank you for keeping us updated!!! I know how hard this is for you, missing someone you love so much!!
    Always and forever in our hearts,
    Aunt Marsha

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