Now it Begins

Day 5 - I thought that for some reason New Year's day would bring a freshness and new vigor but alas, some of the kids are still sick and I seem to be fighting an allergy that will not let up. This leaves me still feeling a bit 'out of it'.

 My Trucker is on the road with his new trainer and logging the miles.

We on the other hand are home bound, not even going to church this beautiful morning. :-( We are all sad about that. We love worshiping with our church family on Sunday mornings and today would have been even more special because the 2 services are combined. We will have to say Happy New Year to them all next week instead.

Oh well, time to make tea and have the stronger/healthier of us care of the weaker ones and pick up after the mild celebration we had last night.
We had a few guests who lingered to help ring in the New Year. (New York time zone style = 9pm)

 The kids were so happy to get to wish you a Happy New Year! Sorry for waking you last night. We Love you and miss you. I hugged and kissed all our little ones for you.

We stayed up until 12am for the second round of Martinelli's with the older ones. I cried for you as we all clinked our glasses and I had to blow you a kiss.

This morning Lorna and I sat and played peek-a-boo with your picture that is the background screen here on the computer. She smiled so big and had a fun time beeping your nose.

I still have yet to actually sit down and sew. Everyday as you have seen it has been the plan but.....nope. I am very tired and mentally spent. I think that is more the reason. It is amazing how zapped you feel when battling little colds, not to mention having a lot on ones mind. I am enjoying my first herbal vitamin smoothie of the new year. Actually, it is the first one in weeks! No wonder I am a bit run down. Ha, are you seeing this? I have just realized how many times in this post that I have attempted to explain my physical and mental state. I think I am done thinking about it now.
I am so encouraged by God's word. Isn't it awesome how just at the right time He puts just the right verses in front of your face? The day we waved good-bye, (12/27) my little 6 year old hugged his sister's neck, and through his tears said, "This is the saddest day of my life." I slipped into the front seat of the van and grabbed my prayer journal to jot it down, it was so sweet and sad and precious. On the top and bottom of the page I happened to turn to, were these two verses:

"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5
"I will not forget you. I have engraved you on the palms of my hands." Isaiah 49:15-16

What a comfort. When we all gathered in the van after the bus pulled completely away I settled everyone down and shared these beautiful words of love and encouragement from our Jesus. Thank you Lord for loving us and caring for us. We are never alone. You my sweet husband are never alone. And you, my friend who is reading this, are never alone.


  1. I'm sorry to hear you missed church and are feeling spent:( That's not like you!

    Your marriage and relationship with your husband is so great and such an example for so many of us. You truly are sweethearts and I know this is a tough time for you.

  2. Let the 6 year old know it was the saddest day of my life, so far, too.