Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thank you!

Hey girls! I'm here..for a moment anyway. I just stopped into work to get a few things done.

First of all, thank you! I can't tell you how much your love, support and prayers mean to me. I have not been able to be on a computer much since Saturday. I have been able to check on the blog through Mark's PSP, but I can't do much with that.

We are doing okay. I do need prayer today. I feel like Dan and I are starting to get really stressed which is hard for us. We don't always deal with stress well. Please pray that we continue to have grace with each other through this difficult time.

We are living at a hotel. At first I was really mad about that, but I have grown occustomed to it and actually enjoy it a little. We have a two bedroom suite with huge living area. Someone comes in and makes our beds and cleans up after us! It's really great!

I am drained today. At this point we are finishing up emptying the house. All the contents of the entire house have to be removed. 90% of the items in the house have to be itemized and listed for throwing away. Yesterday I went through our bathroom and I have about 7 pages, front and back, single spaced, of items we had to throw out. Today, it's the kids' rooms. I'm having a hard time with that. The insurance company wants me to throw their whole rooms out and start over. I just can't do that. I have to go through it. So, today it's my precious kids' rooms.

I know Reese told you that I have been without a voice. That has been so frustrating because I can't ask questions or communicate. Yesterday my voice started to come back and I'm so thankful.

People keep asking how are we making it through this and I can tell you that at my darkest moments I realize that I could be barying a child, and then, it's not so bad anymore. My family is safe, our animals are safe. We did not lose any pictures. It could have been much, much worse!

I also know that God is with us, I know that he is uplifting us, providing with amazing friends around us, and sustaining us. We are going to be fine. In the end, I'm hoping for a nicer and safer home, it's just getting through all this terrible junk to get there.

I don't know when I'll be back. I'm coming back to work on Monday. If I can get back on the computer before then, I will. We meet with our General Contractor today and find out exactly how much of the house has to be redone.

I'm not going to go back and proof this, I need to get back to the house. If Reese finds any major errors, she can fix it :)

Love you. Heather

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  1. Praying for you and your family! This makes us all realize what is really important and what is just 'stuff'!

  2. Thanks for taking the time to update us, Heather. Will continue to lift you up. Blessings on you and your family. May you continue to be surrounded with the grace of God.

    ~ Kayren

  3. It's good to hear from you Heather! You and your family are in my prayers.

  4. Praying for you and your family as you go through this trial. It is encouraging to hear that even in the midst of this you can see God at work and are trusting in Him. I pray that God's grace will continue to be poured out on your family.

  5. Dear Heather,

    I've been away from the computer this week, and just read this. I am so glad to hear that you and your family are safe. But I grieve with you in your losses. Please know that I will be praying fervently for you and your family. And please DO NOT hesitate to ask if you need ANYTHING!

    Sending you a hug through cyberspace!


  6. praying for you heather!!! sending you my love!