Sunday, March 9, 2008

When it rains it pours...

Well we could really use your additional prayers this week as we are dreading Howard's return to work Monday (tomorrow) This it hitting me so hard. It just makes it seem as though we should be healed by now and going back to "normal" and in reality that couldn't be farther from the truth. We have not even begun the healing process. Howard is also dreading going back and I feel very bad that he has to go back already especially when he doesn't feel ready to face the world again.

His absence from our home this week means we have to have someone here to "babysit" me and make sure I don't lift the boys. I have to admit that it is just so much easier when that babysitter is Howard! Though I really appreciate the help I will be getting.

I have been dealing with the stomach flu the last two days and I just don't know what I would have done without Howard here. He is honestly the most amazing dad and husband EVER! I am feeling a bit better this morning but still not 100% so we are skipping church this morning.

It just seems that things keep happening one right after the other not allowing us any time to breathe and be still! I am praying that next week when Howard is off for Easter we will get that chance. Howard has been so strong and awesome through all of this and he hasn't had a break from Mr. Mom duty in two weeks and has also cared for me and the house. He amazes me but I know he needs to have some time to relax as well.

So please continue to pray for us as we travel this road. Pray for our healing and that God continues to use us as He sees fit.

13 comments:

Zac and Jenny said...

I can't even begin to imagine how hard it will be for both you and Howard tomorrow. As a society we expect people to "get over it" quickly(whatever "it" may be).

As a social worker and through my own grief, I've seen people proccess grief in many ways... For many, grieving is an actual physical, mental and emotional process that can take years to process. For others, grief is more of an internal struggle... one that is rarely ever seen by outsiders. But neither has a time limit.

I guess what I am saying is try not to rush yourself. Share memories of Asher with us. Share your grief, pain, and anger with us. Share your celebrations.

We love you and are here for you... regardless of the "time"

-Jenny

Anonymous said...

I continue to pray for you all! Please know that you are thought of and prayed for by many! I am hoping that today brings you some much needed rest and peace.

God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Think and prat for you and your family every day. When you walk through the valley...God walks with you. But you still have to walk through it. Can't imagine what your valley is like. Please know you and Howard and all the boys have a special place in our hearts.
With love

Laurie said...

Kristy,

I am so sorry all of these things just keep coming one after another. Please know you have my prayers that it will be still for you soon. I'll be praying for Howard as he returns to work as I can only imagine how hard it is for him to leave all of you. Praying for your healing to begin when you are ready, there is no rush Kristy. You have been through so much. Know I
love you and care.

Laurie in Ca.

Anna said...

Kristy~ I just stumbled onto your blog. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I can't even imagine going through what you have gone though. Remember God is with you at all times, so are your little boys in Heaven. They are with each other watching over you and your family. Rest and get feeling better.

So Blessed said...

Praying for you as you find your way on this grief journey. Know that many thoughts and prayers are with your precious family during this difficult time.

Court said...

Kristy ~ please know that I am praying for you and Howard, especially tomorrow. ~ Courtney

Emily said...

Absolutely praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and praying for you... it's a blessing to read about your husband ministering to your family. I know you dread facing a day without him by your side... praying that God's peace will overwhelm you tonight and tomorrow. You are loved!

Margarete said...

continuing to pray.

Laurie said...

Hi Kristy,

I am praying for you on this Monday morning and asking God to watch over all of you; Howard at work, you at home. I am glad that you have help there and hope you are healing.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

petebon5 said...

i am still praying for you and your husband and boys. i have a heavy heart for you and i still continue to think & pray about your family everyday.

Corinne Thorpe said...

What a beautiful piece you've written about the dandelion. I will never look at one now without thinking of you and praying for you all.