Monday, June 28, 2010
What did I almost forget to pray about?? Her coaches!! I was cleaning off the counter Friday night and saw a random soccer camp mailer (we get them all the time). The back had pictures of the soccer coaches of that particular camp and it hit me that I had not prayed for the coaches that will be traveling with her. I pray they are Christians and that they will be a positive influence on Christen and her teammates. I also pray for their safety and that their judgement is sound and Bible based.
I'm still praying daily for Christen and her trip. All these things I've mention here, I will continue to pray for.
Christen is feeling much better! It was an ovarian cyst and it did rupture. Poor kid, I hope and pray this is the only one she'll have to endure.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
My Dad is NOT fond of getting his picture taken.
My Dad did manage a smile for Christen though. :o)
My niece is on the left, my brother's girlfriend's daughter is on the right. They are fast friends!
I met Alex for the first time Saturday. He's such an awesome and sweet kid!!
He had a blast in the pool. :o)
My brother and his girlfriend. I've know this chick since high school! They make a cute couple.
And finally, Christen & Jon before we set out for the movies. Please don't hold his scraggalie beard and long hair against me. Believe me, it's against my wishes!!! :o)
I get a text from Christen last night that stated: "I feel horrible"
Now, you must know that she is not a complainer. Especially when she is at a place where she is having tons of fun. So, I knew to take that complaint to heart. After speaking with her and one of the chaperone's, we decided for her to go straight back to her dorm and sleep. If she still felt bad in the morning, they would take her to the infirmary.
I don't have to tell the mothers out there how helpless I felt at that moment. My first instinct was to hop in my car and go get her. But that really wasn't feasible. Jon was driving through there today on his way to the Star Wars Museum in Huntsville, so I knew he could check on her today.
I sent her a text her this morning. She slept a long time, but when she woke up, she still didn't feel her best. She couldn't talk much b/c she was eating breakfast. Afterward she was headed to the infirmary. So hopefully I'll hear from her soon.
This is what I worry about happening while she's in Sweden. At least we're only 5 hours away right now. But I have to stay strong in my faith that God will take care of her. She has a wonderful Father who loves her and will protect her. I need to keep that in my heart.
So, my prayer for this day next month is the same that I'm praying for today. I pray for God to keep her safe and healthy and feeling well.
***Just found out my mom IS back in town. So if Christen needs her, she can be there for her! God, you are awesome!! You answered my prayer and I praise You for it!!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Today, I pray that she keeps a level head and stays with her group and coaches. I also pray for safe transportation from the airport to where they will be staying and playing. I also pray that she has a ton of fun!!! I pray she makes lasting, Christian based friendships that will carry on to adulthood. I pray she stays safe and injury free. And lastly, I pray she doesn't forget us in all the excitement and remembers to call home!!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
The weekend was a great one. Christen came home Friday from her Mission Trip w/ our Church. They went to Brunswick, GA and she helped with Backyard Bible Club and Beach Missions. She had such a great and blessed time. I'm so very proud of her and can't wait for the update in church. I'm hoping lots of pictures will be shown!
My mother came to town this weekend and we were able to hang out with her some. She lives in Birmingham, Al. So she's about 5hrs away from us. It was really nice spending time with her and hanging out with my family. I plan to post some pictures soon, but right now, our laptop at home isn't being very nice.
The title of this blog: No Set Plan, refers to me really not having a set thing to write about. Ever have one of those days? Just flying by the seat of your pants? That's me today! I'm making it through the day on a wing and a prayer. Whatever comes my way, my Father will handle it because that's how we roll!
Be blessed everyone because there's no other way to be.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
It's not that I didn't care. I did what I was supposed to do. It's hard to go above and beyond when I'm not told all the circumstances. We have over 2000 customers, so it's really hard to keep up with each and every one, but I do my best.
The thing that keeps running through my mind now is: "What if she ever visits my church, sees me up in the choir loft and because she feels like I'm not a good person, turns around and walks out?" Now, I know that I can't help what happened. I know that she has fallen on hard times and is just looking for a scape goat, but it truly hurts my soul to know this woman believes that I don't care about her.
So, I'm praying about this. Not much I can do with someone so hurt and unwilling to listen. I'm praying that when she levels out a bit, God can give me the strength to do what I need to do, if it's anything at all.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort...." II Corinthians 1:3,4