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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

heavy hearts…

I’ve debated about whether or not to write this post, I’m hoping it will unburden some of the sadness I’m feeling…

I live in a big city but in my part of town it feels like a small town.  We worship together, our kids go to the parish school together, were friends, were family, we’ve grown up together and now our kids will grown up together

The past few days seem to be going downhill quickly… This weekend we laid to rest my husbands uncle.  It was hard to see his brothers so saddened by their oldest brother’s passing.  Seeing his younger brothers brought to tears was very hard to watch.

That, unfortunately, was easier compared to the news we heard on Friday.  A family in our “small town” suffered the unimaginable, the sudden, unprepared, unexpected loss of a child.  We gathered as a community on Saturday morning to pray for this family who was suffering in a way that no family should.  Our pastor wept from the alter, families cried in the pews and we prayed and hugged each other hoping to make it all better.

We prayed for another family in our “small town” that is suffering , cancer that has reoccurred and spread.  And this morning I got the news that a friend in my “small town” has breast cancer.

I have not seen this much heartache in my “small town” …

We’re strong and we will see better days, but I will admit that I am struggling with so many emotions that it’s hard to get through a day without tears.

I guess I struggled with putting this out there because no one wants to burden others with doom and gloom…but I also, believe in the power of prayer and that is why I decided to write this. 

My “small town” needs all the prayers you have to offer…pray for the sick and the suffering…pray for these families  to survive these dark days…

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

the waiting game…

I’m kind of at a stand still on a few projects around here but got a good start this weekend…

The roman shades in the wee one’s room have been covered, waiting on more fabric to cover the flap that hides the mechanism…

buffalo check roman shades

Got the Chippendale chairs painted…waiting on the fabric for the seats

green chippendale

And scored this headboard for my room yesterday for $50 at an estate sale…whatever shall I cover it in??

headboard