Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Uhhhh, What's My Password?

Hello friends- such an absence is unforgiveable on Blogger...but I'm sorry all the same. I almost forgot the info to even log in!

Well people, after our 10 days in a hotel, living life flipped upside down and backwards since our days and nights were switched from being on Okinawa time, we spent a month with my family up in Ohio. It was such a nice break and definitely helpful since we would not be receiving any household goods for a good month. They don't have internet so I couldn't update you all on what a fun time we were having...sorry!! We did have fun and enjoyed all the conveniences like Wallymart and Chick-fil-@. I bought a really good hair straighter at the Ohio State Fair-who da thunk it?! We had a family get-together po-folk style which was a real hoot. But my favorite times were the ones spent laying on a vintage quilt under a big shade tree reading books and eating cucumbers, bonfires under the stars, watching my Dad take the kids for rides on his mower, enjoying the beautiful flowers around my parents yard, catching toads with the kids, planting a tree at almost midnight, staying up late to catch my brother after work so we could have time to talk and catch up, watching Phelps win his gold medals with my feet propped up on my husband's lap just enjoying his time off from work, helping my sister try on wedding dresses, long talks with my mom, hearing my dad laughing and playing with the kids and hearing their feet patter to the door when he would come home from work ...there are really too many to list. *sigh* It was time much needed.

So much has happened in this move...the good and the challenging and the incredibly challenging and the incredible blessings...all of it I know works to the Lord's good. It has all been such a whirlwind and at the same time because of our circumstances, I have had a lot of time to devote to reading the Bible...lots of time spent in prayer, lots of time to deal with looking at heart issues. There's nothing like being ALONE, really alone, and to be able to allow the Lord to put things in perspective. The Word is truly like a mirror -the kind that shows it ALL...ich. I really get on my nerves after a while :D...no, seriously, I just want to smack myself sometimes. I am so thankful to have my internetty back to distract me for just little smidgens (HA) of time so I can, you know, break up the time I have to spend with myself...and my childrens ;)

And with that I will get back to work. What a horrible first post back from the virtual dead! *blush* Ugh, maybe if I get some of these boxes unpacked, I will be able to get my head uncluttered and write something worth glancing at! Anyway, love you all and I look forward to catching up!

26 comments:

Sis. Julie said...

I haven't been by in such a long time I have really lost touch. I had no idea you were going to be enjoying all the family blessings that you got to enjoy. That is such a blessing to hear!! I too have been absent from blogging a lot lately. Mine is due to other things though. I'm trying to do better though. And I love the new "gadget" that blogger has that allows me to keep up with the blogs that are getting posted to instead of going through my entire list searching for posts that are new. I think that will help me to do better keeping up with others too. We'll see.

Glad to hear all is well with you!!

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Hi Heather! Glad to see you finally got your internet fixed :) I sure missed you {{HUGS}}
I'll try to call you Wednesday morning (your time). Can't wait to catch up!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Heather, so good to hear from you again. It was such a blessing to hear of the good time you have had with you folks. I know that they must have truly enjoyed the time with you and your family.

I can't wait to hear some of the things that you have stored in your head. I know that they will be a blessing. So get those boxes unpacked , we miss you. connie

Tammi Kay said...

Heather,
I generally a lurker but wanted to stop and say hello. "Hello" and welcome you back. DH and I have lived on 3 continents in the last whatever number of years. We've dealt with the HHG and the hold baggage, the hotels, and all that goes along with it. And, we, too, know the excitement of stepping into a WallyWorld after years abroad. (You forget just how many different types of cereal there are!) But, with all the hassle and inconvenience, it's fun, too. Isn't it? I loved rediscovering all the things I love about America. It's not perfect but it sure is home.

missy said...

Oh Heather its so GREAT to have a post from you!!

Your Ohio visit sounds wonderful...next time lets try and meet up somewhere!

I TOTALLY know what it is like to get on your own nerves. I do it weekly, if not daily. God bless my family for putting up with me! I'm stuck with me, they aren't!

I can't wait to hear more about what God has been doing in your lives and to see some pictures of you all. :)

Leah said...

Heather, I hope you are getting settled in. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. I'm looking forward to hearing what the Lord has done for you and your family.

Sara said...

I am so glad that you have internet again! It sounds like you have truely been having a blessed time so far back in the states. Good luck on unpacking and all the funness that goes with it : ) We miss ya'll like crazy!

liz said...

Heather (((Hugs))) It is so good to hear from you again!!! I'm glad your back to blogging. I've missed you!

Rebekah said...

Soooooo glad you're back on the blogosphere! ...missed you lots... :( ...but real glad you're back! :)

Mishel said...

Welcome back, friend. Missed you bunches!

Hugs!

Rebekah said...

It's great to see you back! I've missed reading your posts

:-)

lambchopwife said...

It's so great to see you back! I see your old van all the time and always wonder how you are doing! I am sooo glad to see you had a wonderful rest! I know it was much needed! I will keep you in my prayers and my thoughts! Just enjoy your time with those sweet babes of yours ,oh yeah your hubby too! Take care and God bless you!
Cheryl
p.s. go shop at a Target for me and let me know how it was;)!

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

Hi! Hello! HI!

I'm so happy you're back. Trust you're settling in more and more each day.

Did I mention how happy I am that you're back? :)

Heather said...

Thank you for the warm welcome back :) We are slowly getting settled...I am not a big fan of packing or unpacking so it is going to be difficult for me to resist the temptation of blogging!! xoxo

~~Deby said...

ohhhh...yippppeee...you are back...and I am so glad...made my morning...wooohoooo... You have been missed..I am so glad that you had such a great time with your family.....
~Deby

Tori said...

Oh wow, I'm so glad to see your back up and somewhat running. It sounds like your move home was so wonderful with all that you described.

Hope you get settled in soon and I'm praying for blessings to run over on you all!

Bless ya!

Jenny P. said...

Oh Heather it is sooo good to hear from you. I was just about to email pam to see if she heared anything and I am gla I checked the blogs list first.
I am so glad you have had a wonderful time since being back. I remember when we got back and this summer having lazy days like that at his parents house.
Well I am glad you are all safe and sound and I now you will get it all unpack in no time.
Love you my dear and give the family our love.

Laurie said...

Can't wait to get caught up on you and your family!! I know you are happy to be back in the states!! miss you!

Tiffany said...

Its so good to see your posting again!!! Missed you tons!!!

Steve n Vickie said...

Glad you're back!!! Sounds like you had a nice time with your family, and a much needed vacation.

Jessica said...

Welcome Home! I just found your blog and I really enjoy it! Hugs!

Shari said...

Heather: I certainly have missed 'seeing' you around the bloggy world. I just kept praying everything was good for you and your move went smoothe. I look forward to 'seeing' more of you! Have a wonderful day! :)

Free In Christ said...

I am so glad that you are back. I am also so gald you were able to spend so much time with family. Looking forward to you being back again.

I live IN Jesus said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! How I have missed your entries! I am SO glad to hear that you are doing well and that you had wonderful time with your fam!!!! Thank you for the update and I will definetly be looking forward to more from your neck of the woods! ;) (((Hugs))) to you and God bless you Heather!
Sincerely,
Sarah T
P.S. I love how honest you are even in a post such as this! It is what the Lord uses--transparency! Wonderful stuff! God bless.

The Girls said...

It was so nice hearing from you YEAH EEK WHOOHOOOOOOO WHOOT WHOOT<
OK yeah we really missed you SO GLAD YOUR BACK SMILE!!!
Krystle

janis said...

Hey Ms. Heather!
It's Janis :) Just wanted to say hey and that I just made a blogger account... I think you can get to it wih my comment right? Hehe, I'm new to this whole thing, dunno how everythin' works :) Well, hope to hear from you soon! Miss you guys soo much, we're prayin' for you all.
Love you!♥