Friday, February 27, 2009

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Interesting phrase to get your attention...

....followed by more rambling and ... - and ** to replace any real sort of punctuation. ;)

Yes, I have already used the title "Random" so, I am sure you can think of something better and do a mental cyber-insert up there to better complete this little update. Creativity has been replaced with practicality for the time being and it is not pretty. Iam working to remedy the imbalance as quickly as possible. :)

If you are on Facebook, you probably already get my little status updates and such. I think Facebook is killing my capacity to come up with anything meaningful to put on here! But, I love you, and my blog so I will work harder at "saving" my material for this, my cyber-home.

I guess the big looming gray ominous looking cloud is that Brian deploys in a few months. He will be in and out before he deploys, but this is our first BIG separation and so I am gearing up for it mentally, spiritually, fiscally, physically and emotionally...and not necessarily in that order. The one really neat thing about BIG LOOMING GRAY clouds is that there is a huge blinding sun behind it :)

God is so good. He has placed us in this beautiful little "nest" with all that we need. I knew when He made the way for us to rent this house...He was providing for trials ahead. :) He has provided sweet fellowship with friends both far and near who have gone through this and are going through this very thing. I have family nearby (well nearer than Japan anyway.haha) who have already volunteered to come this summer and offer a helping hand. Summer is right around the corner which will be a nice boost in this upcoming winter of separation. Even this trial pales, in my heart of hearts, when compared to the *mountains* that other dear friends are scaling with the Lord's help. May the Lord always help us to see HIM even when there are dark looming clouds swirling about us.

14 comments:

missy said...

How do I find you on Facebook, girl? I do most of my web time on there too, these days!

Look me up: Missy Kohlhorst Olivo

Pam--in Estonia said...

{{HUGS}}
I wish I could be there to be one of the loved ones lending a helping hand. But since that's not possible you know that I'm always a phone call or an e-mail away. And, as always, you are always close in my prayers!

Laura said...

Of course I have the same thing looming but I don't have little ones so my heart truly goes out to you! I will say that all the times Wade has been away, and they have been numerous, and I had the kids and homeschooling and well, everything else that is left for us to do when hubbys are gone, it was all worth it. Love your kids, don't worry about your house, praise God for ALL things and all else will be fine. I have plenty to keep me busy when he leaves and fellowship with 3 lovely young ladies but I will miss his company the most. We started out as friends and have always continued to be friends even when we weren't the best of spouses to each other :-)! Set a goal to work towards, Cindy S from Okinawa made a paper chain for her daughter adding one piece per day until her dad came home. I thought that was a cool idea, mine are a bit too old for that. I will be praying for you and hubby through this seperation.

HOPE said...

It's always a beginning of seeing the clouds rolled away when we can focus on others and their needs. Those who are going through heavier trials make ours so light, as you have said.

I always think of my dear sweet friend in Papua New Guinea..away from her children now as an empty nester. In the mountains away from the common things of life we have. Truly as you said..scaling mountains with the LORD's help. She is a treasure and encouragement to me.

I hope your summer is blessed and that in your husband's absence the LORD will SHINE more than ever!

God bless you Heather and the safety of your DH!

Hugs.
HOPE

liz said...

I will be praying for y'all. As you know, I don't deal with separation well. I can only imagine, although I think my time will be coming soon. I love you girl! I know God will bless you all, even during your separation.

Steve n Vickie said...

Sorry to hear your husband is headed for the sandy spot. We will be praying for you in the months to come.

Danielle said...

hey i'll be praying for ya!!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Heather, I am sure that even when you can't see Him you will be able to feel His warmth encircling you and hold you to keep you and yours safe. connie

staceyhoff said...

Thanking God for all the protection, love and care He has placed over your family and that He continues to cover you all with everyday :)

I have been meaning to get onto Facebook... maybe on of these days I will. When I get there, I will look you up! :)

Tori said...

Hey just popped over to say Hi!
Have a great Lord's Day tomorrow!

A Note From Theresa said...

Hello Theresa here from A Note From Theresa. Just dropping by to say I'm back on the web and two pictures of our new house is posted.

Have a blessed day!

Holly said...

Haha I know what you mean about Facebook eating your blog time. I'm the same only my addiction is fueled more by Twitter. :P

Tiffany said...

God is good!!!! I love reading your facebook updates!! :)

Lisa said...

Heather
I to love Face book but I do enjoy blogging if I could find the time. I think the fast pace of FB is the attraction to it.It was nice to get back in touch with and I am glad you are back in the states.
Blessings, Lisa