Monday, November 08, 2010

Best of Intentions

As much as I wanted to post something silly today, it’s been a long hard week and the funny just ain’t happening.

 

I hate to be less than chipper on the blog - but there was just so much sorrow crammed into the last few days that it would feel fake to be lighthearted.

 

I admit that I am beyond discouraged.  Things have reached a breaking point and it’s just as hard on my husband.

And when I take my focus off of me – the things my friends are dealing with are overwhelming.

 

Praying for the safety of a someone’s son – a soldier in danger’s way.

For healing for a little girl’s mystery pain.

For answers for a mother facing her child’s turmoil.

For comfort for a sweet woman who has lost a much-wanted baby.

 

And all of these are blog friends.  People you might know.  People that I know as more than blog friends.

 

So maybe True Story Tuesday can wait until next week?  Can I end on a sweet note that was my grandmother’s 80th birthday?

You know she’s fun when you can pack her house full of people who will yell SURPRISE!

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Wishing you some special moments this week.  Please keep our shared bloggy friends in your prayers.

 

Thanks

19 comments:

Tiffany said...

Oh sweet friend! My heart hurts for you tonight. And I get it. It has been one of those weeks around here too. Thanks for praying for us.

Please know that I am praying, and will not stop until there is resolution. Sometimes, just when it seems like we cannot go any further, that is when God steps in and reminds us that He has us.

He has you, friend. And He will NEVER let you go. And He WILL work out EVERY situation for His glory. Even this. Love you.

Shana said...

Oh Rachel. God bless you. I just love your heart and compassion and that you truly feel such deep empathy for people. I love how you are always there for me and how you always pray for me and my family through all the things we have went through. I haven't been blogging consistently lately because of dealing with issues, as you know, but I still read and try to always comment here at least. I think, even though we haven't met in person, that God brought us together to have a friendship and prayer support. It means the world to me to have you as a friend and I hope you know that. I have added all the people to my prayer list and thank you for yours. You are one in a million Friend.

HeatherOz said...

I am pretty sure I am praying for at least 2 of those blog friends. I am not sure about the others. Praying for you too! *HUGS*

Brandi said...

Aw, Rach, you're good people. Hang in there. :)

Jenny said...

I will be praying for you and your friends! Let the love of God surround you, feel his presence, feel the warmth. Know he is there and will be there through it all.

Jenny

Kmama said...

I'm so sorry you are feeling down and hurting. I wish there was some way I could help.

Hang in there!

Heather said...

Definitely praying for all of those you have mentioned. Blog friends are real friends with real pain, and we need to lift them up as well!

Susan said...

So sorry you are feeling overwhelmed right now, Rachel and Mr. Daddy. Watching or knowing friends are going through really tough situations is emotionally draining—especially when you feel you can do so little to help. But you have helped them just by mentioning your concern and compassion, by offering up the prayers and cyber hugs. Knowing that someone else cares about the battles you are fighting ups your own courage to deal with them. It's always comforting to know you're not alone, that even as God is beside you, so are many friends (and sometimes strangers) who have you wrapped in prayer. It helps to realize the balance in life is still there and you can find it in things like an elderly grandma's surprise party.
Wishing you the blessings of happy news and events to relieve the stress on your heart and give you more balance.

semicrunchymama said...

Prayers for you. I hope the road ahead brings you and the ones you care about some comfort and peace.

Michelle said...

Oh sweet Rachel. I'm sorry you're discouraged today. But take heart - God is with you and each and every one of your friends who are weighing heavy on your heart. I'll be praying for you and your friends.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm sorry you're feeling down. Sending prayers to those that are hurting right now.

Foursons said...

Can I write my commently silently? I'm pretty sure you know exactly what I want to say.

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, Rachel. I'm sorry to read that you feel overwhelmed with things right now. Yet you still think of others. Bless your heart. {{Hugs}} You and your family and bloggy friends are in my prayers.

robin said...

Sending lots of P & PTs (prayers and positive thoughts) to you and those loved ones you care about (and their families.) I'm sorry you're feeling a little overwhelmed but it must be because your heart is big and full of so much love for others.

deepintheheartoftexas2 said...

I am sorry for whatever you are going thru. I love reading your blog. I pray this all ends for you soon and the days ahead are much brigher.

*Hug*

natalee said...

Oh sweet friend.. I am praying... and Happy Birthday Grandma!!!!!

Lisa said...

Prayers and Hugs.

K- floortime lite mama said...

darling Rach and wonderful Mr daddy
hope there is some resolution soon
People like you both put out so much good in the universe - you must have a million dollar good karma
Many hugs - sending you and your blog friends many many positive healing thoughts

Killlashandra said...

Long distance hugs dearie. I sure hope the week got better for you.