Thursday, March 27, 2008

Busy Day

I woke up this morning and got Jacob started on his school work, he was almost done before breakfast!! That was nice to see him just jump on it today. I started on laundry soon after breakfast and got all, but towels done. Actually the very last load is in the washer and I need to throw it into the dryer before I head to bed and get it out in the morning, it's just some throw blankets.

We're heading out of town in the morning and will be back on Sunday. We're going to Garmish. We have a chapel retreat and I'm looking forward to it! It'll be nice to have the little break. I told Chad that when we come home, to just take the suitcase directly to the laundry room and I can just get everything washed that we wore over the weekend, because on Thursday we're heading to Ireland!!!!! I have no plans to go out anywhere, I'm going to just live in my sweats Monday-Wed! I'm going to clean the apartment those 3 days so that when we come home it'll be in good shape!

Tonight as I was putting clothes away, I fixed the boys closet. It was a disaster, now it's nice and orderly. I still have a basket of clothes to put away from last week (I HATE putting away laundry), so I'll do that probably on Monday.


Sunday is Jordyn's birthday. She'd have turned 10 yrs old. It seems so unreal to me that the little girl who MADE me a mother could be 10 already. In ways it does seem like that long ago, but in other ways it seems like just yesterday that I was holding her in my arms for the first time in awe of the beauty I'd just brought into the world. I truly do not know how anyone can bring a child into this world and deny God. It's nothing short of a miracle that we can create life, and such beautiful life at that! God is good and gracious that's for sure!!! I miss Jordyn and would love to have her here, but I know she's safe in the arms of Jesus and for that I'm so thankful. I got to have her in my arms for 2 yrs 1 month and 8 days and that's the absolute most precious gift next to my salvation that God gave me, following with Chad and our other children.

Update on my friend Heather. She had surgery today on her lungs, to get the infection out. It went well. They now need the antibiotics to do their job (that's all we've been told). So please keep her in your prayers and feel free to sign the guestbook with your prayers. I print off the guestbook entries and they're taken to Scott. I'm going to drop off the pages from this week to Heather's parents in the morning before we head out, so they have the latest ones.


Well...I am off. I have to run down to the laundry room quickly and then I need to get to bed. It's already 2:20 am. Oh and I'll be losing an hour of sleep this weekend, because we Spring ahead here in Germany. Yes, Europe also does Daylight savings time, a great many countries throughout the world does, it's not just a US thing.

God Bless and Good Night


deshelestraci said...

I love when the homeschooled child just gets right to it!  It happens infrequently around here!  
I can't wait to see the Ireland pictures!  Have a great trip!

lv2trnscrb said...

enjoy your weekend trip and then next week Ireland!! sounds like lots of fun :)


ksgal3133 said...

I hope you all have a great time on your retreat. I will be thinking of you on Sunday....


sangrialel said...

Have a great time on your trip!  Linda

cvgflydis said...

Happy Birthday, Jordyn........

Hope you guys have a great weekend!


PS  I loathe.....LOATHE laundry. I feel your pain......

chat2missie said...

Have a great trip, and I hope Jordyn has a great birthday!

mumma4evr said...

have fun springing back..we did it earlier this month

happysunshien said...

Hope you are having LOTS of fun! :)


pixiedustnme said...

Well, as it's officially tomorrow in Germany already..... (LOL!!)

Happy Birthday Jordyn.  Sending you big hugs today Christy, I hope your retreat was restful and I hope today is full of gentle memories of your beautiful little girl.

I love you.


mikalsgrl said...

Happy Birthday Jordyn!

Christy, I hope your weekend get away was great and I am sure you are looking forward to your trip in Ireland:)

manda2177 said...

Well, I was just thinking about you today.  Then I was like, where has that girl been?  So I figured I would just drop you a line and say hi, and turns out, you didn't go anywhere!  I just haven't gotten an alert... must be the private thing??  I am going to reset the alert and hope it works form now on.  I have a lot of catching up to do... almost 2 weeks worth! lol

You are in my prayers!

manda2177 said...

And BTW, this entry was just beautiful.  The way you have dealt with Jordyn's passing is amazing and nothing short of a miracle.  I LOVE how you glorify the King and think of the situation with love and grace.  You are AMAZING!!

God bless-