MomQ Wednesday, A Phone Call!

November 5, 2008 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Just heard from Mom…she had a much better day today.

Prayer Answered: the potential for her getting moved to another base she’d have to be flown to has been averted.  Thank you, Lord!  That would not have been best for her, so I’m very grateful, and so is she!  She has some prayer warriors there supervising her where she is and taking care of her…I’m so glad!  Just what we prayed for, friends.  Thank you!

Possible Job Change: It actually seems like she may be moved to an office job with a laptop, so we are thankful to hear about that possibility.  She doesn’t believe much of anything until she sees it, but that’s the last she heard.

Heard from Pop: She heard from Pop today and thinks he will be there Monday.  She is saying her supplies will last until then–meds and such.  She is still living out of the duffel from the airport.  Since Pop didn’t sign a release for her to get mail, she still can’t get her stuff and still has not moved to permanent housing.

I wonder if she can get the cards we sent?  The are to his address, but have her name on them?  Hmmmm.

Limits on Communication: She said to let you guys know it is like 11PM by the time she can get to the phone and email and she has to get up at 5AM, so time to read and write and communicate is very short…so I’ll try to do as much as I can from her to you here to save her time.  I hope it is helpful.

Note on Emails with Attachments: If you send photos or things with attachments, realize email is VERY slow.  She read three emails and my blog in half an hour and it was very late, so watch big files or emails with large photos.  Downsize your photos, or contact me as to how to do that if you don’t know how.

Believing Friends: She is thankful for three praying believers she has met there in training and said that are all praying for, supporting her, and rooting for her.  This is an answer to my prayer as well.

Prayer Needs:  I told her if she ever had any immediate prayer needs to quickly let me know somehow and I’d issue an alert.  They may be brief, but we’d know to pray until she got relief.  She said she would do that.

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