Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spinning

Whew! It's been a whirlwind week and I feel like I'm still spinning.

Just wanted to check in and thank all of you for your words, prayers, and thoughts for my family last week. They made all the difference. Truly.

I'm still processing some of my emotions from last week (and the entire summer, really). I feel sad, relieved, frustrated, and many more things. Maybe one day I will share some of that here. Right now though I am spent. Emotionally. Mentally. Physically. 

And this week is shaping up to be BUSY. My kids missed their first two days of school last week, so we're getting ready for "our" first day tomorrow. They're excited but I'm feeling like summer ended WAY too abruptly. I'm also looking at my calendar for this week and trying not to scream! My mind and body are so tired and I feel like I can barely keep up with the hundred and one things that need to be done right away. Ugh. More prayers please!

Anyway, I must get going. I have school paperwork to fill out, backpacks to load, outfits to get ready, and I really want to enjoy some family time before tucking my kiddos in bed.

Thank you again for your prayers. I'm deeply grateful.

20 comments:

Kathy said...

I'm glad to hear you're all home safely, and I'll be praying for you as you face each "next thing" this week. God Bless.

Tiffani said...

Just knowing that God is going to give you an extra dose of grace and energy this week...He'll carry you all the way through...

Glad that you are at least back home..how did you sleep last night?

Missed you much.

Tami said...

Praying for you this week.

Katie Patterson said...

No...we didn't get that t-shirt but we did have some of the famous donuts...I agree with you about summer ending so abruptly...my husband and I are both teachers and we have to go back to work this week. Also, I have to leave my little boy in daycare for the first time and it is tearing me apart!!! At least we had a great trip to Colorado!!!

Brenda said...

Yes, I'll be praying for you that you'll be able to find that sweet, quiet time w/ the Lord and be able to feel even more of his peace than I know you already have, even in the midst of the daily routines that need to be taken care of.
God bless, Mer.

Carpoolqueen said...

Take time for yourself..

Thinking of you -
Sus

Holly said...

Still praying...and walking this one out with you, friend. You will not be "spent" without friends around.
Love,
Holly

Gretchen said...

Lifting you, friend. Never doubt it. xxxooogretchen

Melissa Stover said...

i hope the routine of life will set you back in balance. take care.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Good to hear from you. Continuing to pray!

Lindsay said...

Mer, Still praying... Abrupt endings and beginnings are tough especially when coupled with the grieving process. Hope you'll take time for yourself and family. Just wondering if there are some scheduled events that you can say "no" to. I'm pretty sure folk would understand. Just a thought.

Lauren Kelly said...

Thinking of you Mere and praying for peace and calm in the midst of the storm!!

whimzie said...

Still praying.

Glad you're home.

Love you muchly.

Christen said...

I've got your dinner covered so check that off your list :) Sounds like you could have used it last night, didn't know when you were coming home though. Hope your family likes potato soup, it was the most basic, comfort food I could thing of. Or you can heat it up tomorrow so Back to School Night isn't so crazy. Not sure if you've made it to the store yet so let me know if you need anything.

Megan L Hutchings said...

If I was near you right now, I would give you a BIG hug. I will be thinking about you this week as school begins again and you try to handle everything.

Megan L Hutchings said...

If I was near you right now, I would give you a BIG hug. I will be thinking about you this week as school begins again and you try to handle everything.

Kellie said...

Hey friend,
You are very loved.
Just thought I'd remind you.
love,
kellie

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

So glad you're back home. Here's hoping life settles into a routine for you very soon!

Happy first day!

Amber said...

It's good to hear your "voice."

Love you, Mer. The prayers are continuing to roll your way.

Mollie said...

Glad you are back safe at home. I pray the Lord is with you and your family!
Happy School Year...I agree I am sad summer is over!!