Sunday, April 5, 2009
So How Do The Puzzle Pieces Fit Together?
That's a great question! Honestly, we don't have that answer - yet. We take a look back at where we've been in the last 6 months. After releasing Tim's mom to the arms of the Lord, we learn of an upcoming move. We thought things were moving forward with that and that it would take place in late spring / early summer. We then learn that all PCS moves were on a case by case basis. Then Mom's illness pops up. Not only that, but Tim's 89 year old grandmother was also in the hospital with pneumonia and is slowly now recovering in the rehab section of a nursing home. We ask that you continue to pray that God will heal and strenghten her. Also at the same time, LeAnn's cousin, Angi was with her daughter Emily at children's hospital having a second of 3 digestive system surgery. She has since had complications with that and could use your prayers as well. Our first thought was that God allowed this delay for us to support Mom through her cancer treatment. We sat the kids down the other night and told them that there is a possiblity that it may be late summer or as late as the first of 2010 before we move. Then the next day, Tim received his orders. He will report June 17. We now have the house painted (thanks, Colin) and new carpet is laid. We've got to get rid of a lot of junk and we'll have the house ready to put on the market. We've set a goal of May 1. School? Well, it happens here and there. Haley and Bekah are doing a great job keeping up with their work at CEC. I think the younger two and I are going to finish by doing one subject at a time. They can get a lot of reading done in a waiting room. While we don't know HOW it's all going to come together, we know that God has a plan. This isn't a surprise to Him, He's known it all along. We trust that He will keep Mom strong through the treatment. We're trusting for healing for Grandma and Emily. He will sell our house in the EXACT timing - the market is nothing for Him. He will provide for our every need. While we only see a bunch of colorful pieces with oddly shaped sides, God sees the whole picture on the outside of the box. In His timing He will put each of the pieces together one by one to make something beautiful.