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I just wanted to take a minute to thank all of you for your kind words of encouragement, and your prayers regarding our move/separation. Clay and I had a long talk tonight, and he seems to be coming to grips with us being apart for awhile.  

Tonight he called while I was out in the cold, in the pouring down rain, bringing the horses in for the night and feeding all the animals. Did I say it was raining and cold? My frustration was compounded. I was irritated because I was wet and cold, because I was doing chores my son had committed to doing, and because I had to leave supper in the oven for the kids to feed themselves while I was out in the cold rain taking care of all the farm chores. So imagine my state of mind. I was not a happymomma!  

To top it off, while I was forking hay off the round bale for the horses, I got not one, but two briars in my fingers, and one went under the nail. By this time, I am not cold anymore, and the smoke is starting to billow out of my ears. Okay, so it wasn't quite that bad, but I wasn't too happy with life when the phone rang. "Hullo"... to which Clay asks, "Am I bugging you?" Deep breath, "No, but I am bugged," I reply. He was bugged too. He had an appointment to look at an apartment, and the person was late. We only talked briefly. But he told me he had something he wanted to talk to me about later. It sounded serious.  

I went on with my chores and decided the lady must have shown up since he didn’t call back. Finally the phone rings. He took the apartment, and then he breaks the ‘news‘. His new employers are going to give him enough extra days at the end of the year so that he can come home for two whole weeks! I could sense that a weight had been lifted off of his shoulders. We discussed a game plan regarding selling the house, and ‘mapped out’ the next six months.  

Your prayers are working ladies! After our talk, he sounded so much more upbeat. I think we are at a turning point. I reminded him that sometimes God needs to see us lay it as his feet and be content before he grants our desires.  

I am looking forward to spending time with my hubby this week, where before I was too worried about whether or not he was going to just be more homesick.  

I have so much to be thankful for. If you hear me whining over these next few months - give me a swift kick, okay?!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 24, 2008
    • Happymommy: You can ALWAYS count on me giving you a kick! xoxo



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 24, 2008
    • Chinadoll,
      I can always count on you to make me smile! :)



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      Yana Berlin wrote Nov 24, 2008
    • Dee Dee, be careful and don’t get too excited...no more babies...okay???

      Chianadoll, where the heck do you get those pictures????

      This one is especially cute.



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      Jenz ~ wrote Nov 25, 2008
    • Very happy for you. :) Have a wonderful holiday.

      J.



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      Linda Hendricks wrote Nov 25, 2008
    • Have a wondserful holiday.... I know things will be just fine.  

      You know you are pretty inspirational yourself.... a line in your post hit home... “I reminded him that sometimes God needs to see us lay it as his feet and be content before he grants our desires“.... I couldn’t agree more wholeheartedly...  

      My Grandmother was a very simple woman with a strong faith in God... she had always said... pray to him and ask for guidance and help... then let it go... have faith He will come through.... He always does

      I believe that too .... it’s just hard sometimes to remember that... thanks for reminding me... I needed that.

      Linda



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 25, 2008
    • Linda,
      I have a hard time taking my own advice sometimes, but I give it freely. LOL

      Yana,
      I am hopefully in the beginnings of peri-menopause. As much as I love my family, I feel complete and would be very content to be done. :) And God’s timing is always perfect, ya know. Thankfully my cycles are in line with my desires. No babies! LOL



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 25, 2008
    • Dee Dee, I just read your blog and this is really great. Can you imagine how excited the kids will be to see daddy? It just reassures everyone that the process has begun and your whole family is off on a brand new adventure. And I know your husband will be on pins and needles with excitement as he travels to be home. Thanksgiving without family is very lonely. Even if there had been well meaning co workers who would invite him to their home it’s a strange feeling to celebrate a holiday with someone else’s family. This must be a huge relief for him.

      God bless your family during this special time and always.

      Cynthia



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • Ha Debbie,
      If I get pregnant I would probably feel the same way. I love my kids, and consider each of them a blessing. I would like to be done, but I’d be okay if we were blessed again.  

      I don’t think I am in menopause. I just don’t think it very probable to get pregnant at this point in my cycle, though I suppose anything is possible. I have a friend who is the result of a pregnancy after her mom’s tubes were tied.



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      Linni wrote Dec 1, 2008
    • lol.. you are right on that Breast Diva!

      Dee Dee, once we put things at The feet of Jesus, we need to leave it there! lol i am not good at that.. Keep praying, and i will too!

      Love and God Bless

      Linni



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