Monday, March 24, 2008

Multi-exposure of Easter's Sunrise

Just be sure you won't be getting any other sunrise photos this year. I haven't seen a sunrise (on purpose) in years. Accidentally though - because I have a toddler who gets up an unreasonably early hours - but certainly not on purpose.

I'll probably post the "real" pictures later, rather than the "mess-with-fiddled-upon" pictures. :) hehe.

Packed today. Ugh.

Had 2 cups of coffee. Still have a headache. Still tired. Ugh.

Had an "Oh my gosh, he's gone." moment today. Maybe because Eva went home today. Maybe because that's just the nature of grief - it shows up unexpectedly.

Andrea (friend who lost her husband last year) dropped by last night with ice cream and instructions for us to eat it by ourselves (ie. be complete hogs and hide while eating... good idea, right?)

I went photo-happy on her kids. Hope she didn't mind. Oceana stayed up 2 hours past her bedtime because there were friends to be played with. Thank goodness she took a nap today.

Prayer request, because you asked:

*The right house, for the right price, at the right time. I hope that means this 3 bedroom for $230 a week that we're looking at tomorrow. The new tenants for this house take the keys in 10 days. And we don't have a new house yet.

*Continued peace, strength, and stability for all three of us.

*Our support (needs to more than double if we're going to remain living on our own)

*Oceana's cold (Poor kid's all croaky-sounding)

*Ease in planning this ship send-off. I've taken 10 days (a CRUCIAL ten) off because of Joshua. I have 12 days left to plan it and make all the school presentations. (3 already scheduled).

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  1. I will pray for all that you requested and also tell you about an inexpensive all-natural product that may help Oceana. A doctor trained at Stanford told me about it. It's called Alkalol and it costs about US $4.50 at the local drugstore, but I have to ask the pharmacist for it since it's kept behind the counter. I think because it's kept in the dark.

    If you're interested, you can research it quickly with Google, but basically around here we call it "boogie juice" and even the 2 yr. olds ask for it when they have a stuffy nose, itchy or sore throat. I swear by it. I use it like saline up their noses (and mine) and then they blow it out or I suck it out with a nasal aspirator. I get a bottle of nasal saline, dump it out and fill it with the Alkalol.

  2. Susie, grief is such a complicated thing - but so necessary for healing! My parents have been gone over 13 years and I still have those "Oh my gosh they are gone" moments! Give in to them - allow yourself to feel the pain and then ask the Lord to come and comfort you with His loving presence. I will never forget one time in my life that I actually physically felt the Lord embrace me - I had lost my dad two months before I got married and my mom a year later and I fell into a depression. I have the most loving, caring husband in the world but there was still an emptiness that I felt. As I was praying the one day, just sobbing, again, I literally felt the Lord embrace me - the most awesome feeling in the world!!! It has only happened once but that will be forever etched in my memory and my heart! I am praying for an embrace for you and Matt from the Lord!!! Take comfort in knowing lot of people love you guys and are praying for you!

    Love & Prayers, PAM & Family

  3. Hi Susie,

    I hope that Oceana is feeling better soon and I've been praying for the perfect house for you to move into. I know He will work this all out for you. And I love Andrea's suggestion on ice cream and hogs. Such a yummy comfort food. Praying for you Susie in the days and weeks ahead, that He meets your every need and amazes you.
    I think about Joshua all the time, I guess this means he has stolen my heart. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

    Love and Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

  4. I will pray specifically for these things. You are strong.


  5. Praying for each of your specific needs. Please know you are not alone on this road and grief does sneak up at unexpected times. I am here if you ever need to vent! Please also know your family is so loved by those who have never even met you!

  6. looove the sunrise picture! It is beautiful! oooo.....the "easter egg" basket is absoulutely adorable too! :)