Friday, July 28, 2006

Did Y'all Miss Me?

I am back! Mr Comcastic came today. Still no phone but we've got cable (with the Playboy Channel in Spanish~my question is Why bother?) and internet. So here's what I have done in the days since. . .

July 14~~We were supposed to close on our new house. Yeah, not so much. Mortgage company screwed up so we were left with moving closing to Monday. Pretty Boy Derek feels bad and gets his company to pay for movers for us. Sweet.

July 17~~Funeral for Cindy, wife of Kevin our Director of Student Ministires. She was 43 and died of colon cancer. Very sad. Closing takes place as scheduled. Found a fantastic table and chairs at Costco, counter height, black. Fancy.

July 18~~Movers show up and move all our big stuff. Turns out we have a lot more crap that we thought. Hmm, garage sale anyone?

July 19~~Comcast scheduled to arrive between 1 and 5 to set up all forms of communication. No show. Jen very mad. Very very mad.

July 20~~Still no communication.

July 21~~Went to see the coolest band ever! (Shut up Kary) The getting there was a bit rough. Picture being trapped in a Girls Gone Wild video and you are the only one wearing capris. That was my limo ride there. I saw lots of thongs and a pair of piereced nipples. All I could think was "How do you get them so perky?"

Whoa, we're half way there, whoa whoa livin' on a prayer, All together now! And yes, that's how close we were. Thanks for the pics, Leenie!

This was the first concert I have been to in 15 years that did not involve an altar call. Oh wow. Bon Jovi was awesome. And Nickleback opened and I now love them too. It was SO fun!

July 22~~6:30 pm. Got a phone call that Brian and Shawnie (close friends from small group) had lost their baby. She was 31 weeks along and suddenly no heartbeat. 8:00pm we were all at their house to hug and pray. It was very sad.

July 23-25~~Lots of time at hospital, waiting for name for Baby Girl. Her name will be Kaitlin. More time praying for no C-section.

July 25~~Jesse Rees B is born. Yep, Kaitlin turned out to be a boy. What a surprise! Medically speaking delivery went well so Shawnie will be able to attempt a VBAC next time. (Her first was C-section)

July 26-27~~Still no Comcast. Planning funeral for Jesse. Lots of stuff to do.

July 27~~Grandpa dies in Michigan. Kinda a shock~wasn't really expecting that. Pray all goes well this weekend.

July 28~~Mr Comcastic shows up. And here I am.

I have SO missed you all!! I can't wait to see you guys on Wednesday. And please pray tomorrow for Brian and Shawnie as they bury Jesse. And pray for Jeff and Dawn (other good friends from our small group) as they will be going through the same thing in 2 weeks. Their unborn son AJ is not expected to live more than a few hours.

Thanks for the love and talk to y'all soon! (Blank stare)


Mommy Brain said...

We missed you...terribly! Boo Hoo!

My heart breaks for Brian and Shauni. I am so thankful that God placed you and your small group in their lives to carry them through this time. You have been such an amazing example Jesus' love.

I think you summed up your life for the past week yesterday on the phone the best I have ever heard, "It's just too much." My prayers are with you and Tim today as well as your friends. God Bless

one hot momma said...

welcome back girlfriend...
I can't imagine the pain that you and all of your friends have had to endure the last weeks. I have been so touched as Christine has shared what you have been doing for Shauni and Brian. I know that our small group has certainly learned from your example of Christ's love for each other.

I'll be praying for all of you as the funeral takes place for Jesse and also while you are with your "bio" family grieving your grandpa.

I pray that God will give you peace.

Amanda said...

First of all...Bon Jovi...LOVED their show last time I saw them (my first Mother's Day gift from my hubby!). I'm sure the concert was awesome. What cracks me up is all the little teeny weeny girls singing along to songs that came out before they were even born!
I'm sorry you've had such heaviness to deal with in the past couple of weeks. Watching friends go through saying goodbye to a baby (or doing it yourself) is such a heart-wrenching experience. I know they appreciate all the love you're showing them.

Carol said...

I thank you, Jesus, for the love the Tim, Jen, and their small group have for eachother! "For I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink...I was sick and you visted me." Jen, you have been such a witness of how Jesus wants us to love others - to eachother in your small group, to the hospital personell that now call you the God Squad, to us blog buddies! Please know that you are in my prayers, even as I type this right now. We have missed you on-line, and I can't wait to get together with you again on Wednesday!