Monday, January 19, 2009

Yuck!

Please forgive my absense. My family has been in distress and I haven't wanted to get on here and write 'woe is me's'.

It has been one of the hardest times that I can ever remember. But then again I don't think we are unique. We are a nation of heart breaking stories at the moment. We have been going through one of those series of disasters that life hands out. It's just that I have never had so may disasters dumped on my house at one time. The lesson learned is how well one survives and the strength that is gained by that survival. I can't determine those things just yet because things haven't really settled down. It feels more like a bit of fresh air before the next hammer falls on our heads.

No need to fear. We will overcome our difficulties ... wouldn't it be great if we knew just when. My biggest problem is I am used to taking my problems and concerns to the beach and dumping them in the ocean. God and the sea are connected in my heart and head. Can you sit on the sand and watch the waves roll in and not believe in God's love. I find it impossible. The sand and sea have always helped me gain straight thinking and resolve. I cant drive anymore so getting to the beach for some solo comtemplation is impossible.

During several nights of wakeful worry I have heard my son retching in the bathroom. He feels he has the sole responsibility of everyone in the house and the stress has taken a toll on him. AND that is why I have not written .......

I hope everyone in my blog world is doing well and that life is treating you nicer. God Bless, Pennie

21 comments:

  1. Well, I consider this a reminder to those of us who are doing well to be thankful for our good fortune. And a reminder that we never know what lies around the corner.

    God bless you.

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  2. Yes, it is very stressful times. Healthwise and finanicial wise along with other things. I pray that the stress in your family soon gets better along with others also. Helen

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  3. ((( Big Hugs ))) Pennie! I do not know the issues surrounding your distress, but God knows and He is an ever present help in our troubles! Blessings to you and yours!

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  4. You will be in my prayers Pennie.

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  5. I am sorry to hear things are not going well. Doesn't it seem, sometimes, like all the poop that could ever hit the fan does so at the same time?
    You will be in my thoughts. Hoping for brighter times for you.

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  6. Saying a prayer that trouble will be less for you and your family this year.

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  7. Well, at least I know I'm not the only one with the black cloud hanging over my home. I hope things get better for you Pennie.
    Lovish!
    Connie

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear all of this Pennie.
    I will be keeping you and yours in our prayers.
    Keep a striaght head and high spirits up , I know you'll get through this.

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  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  10. HUGE hugs to you and yours....i know well the feeling that EVERYTHING on earth is upon your shoulders and there is so much uncertainty and worry. I pray pray pray it gets better quickly for you all. XO

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  11. SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS PENNIE--I HOPE AND PRAY THINGS WILL SETTLE DOWN AND ALSO THAT YOU CAN GET TO THE BEACH!! BARB

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  12. Oh Pennie I am so sorry to hear that you are having trouble in your home..I am gonna go to bed tonight and say prayers for yall...It is s hard to go through so much and not lose faith...I wish I were closer, I would take you to the beach and if you wanted to talk fine and if not, I would put you on the beach and I would sit in the car and wait for you...I too love the ocean...unfortunately it is at least over three hundred miles from where I am.
    take care and don't give up...
    love ,
    carlene

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  13. Dear Pennie ,I do hope all your problems get resolved and soon ,I will be praying for you ,and think of you watching the waves ..love Jan xx

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  14. Oh Pennie, whatever your problems I hope and pray that they will soon be resolved. Thinking of you.

    Love and ((Hugs))

    Sandra xxxx

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  15. Bless you hun. My prayers for you and your family

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  16. My prayers are with you and your family precious Penny! And although the ocean is comforting to you...I promise He is the same where ever you are. You can cast your cares upon Him any time, any where.

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  17. Hope love soon floods your and your family's lives, Penny. You have been through so much, so sorry to hear that things are a little down for you right now. Hope you soon get to the ocean--it is so calming. You are in my prayers. Much love, LaVern

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  18. I remember well a year that I thought had broken my back ... as it turns out that bad year turned me back to God (and the wonders that are His alone), my faith and daily prayers.

    I hope you are all well and that your lives will improve real soon.

    Prayers for you all!
    Kathy

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  19. Sending my thoughts prayers and love to you and yours...may God keep you in the palm of His hand during these times.

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  20. So sorry to hear all that you and your family are not doing well. Know that you will be in my prayers. Stay strong, as we all know you are. Hugs, Dawn and a hug to for John too.

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