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7 Quick takes

Thanks for hosting Jen!

1. My hubby is home! My hubby is home!! YAY!!

2. The worst part of him being gone.

His delay due to Sandy and him not being here during the hurricane. That was hard. And a bit scary too.  I prayed, a lot, that the storm would miss us some.  Praise God we were OK. We did not even lose power here (which is unheard of, we lose power even if there is a gentle breeze).

And, realizing that I am not as patient as I think I am. There were days that it took all I had not to scream at my kids (a lot) or lock them away for the rest of the day because my patience was gone!

3. Halloween.

Even though my husband was gone, I really had nothing to fear. I was surrounded by super heroes . . .
 . . .  and a lazy dog!

4. Catching up

I have bunches of family memories to post here from the last few weeks.  Posting about family life took a back seat to the run and just trying to manage daily life. 

5. Single parents and military families deserve our respect, help, and prayers.

My husband was only gone for a month.  And he was in Rome in safety.This month I prayed a lot for military families and single parents.  For single parents, their job is hard.  They deserve our prayers and respect for working tirelessly and shouldering family responsibilities alone.  For military families, oh, boy, you all have a special calling.  I thank you for your dedication.  I cannot even imagine the difficulty of deployment. Please remember to hold these families in your prayers. And if you know a single parent or a family who has a parent deployed, bring them dinner, invite them over for dinner, or give them help in another way.  We owe them that little.

6. Pray for Ivy Joy

Ivy Joy is a little girl adopted from China.  She had heart surgery and is having a tough time since. Please take a moment to pray for her.

7. Still praying for the Little Flowers! Pray for this little one too!

Two day old Bo arrived yesterday. 
He was born with spinal bifida and we are working to schedule his first surgery as soon as possible.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Love what you said about single parent families and military families. They sacrifice so much!!

  2. Yes, yes, yes!!
    -My husband was on-call at the hospital thru the storm, so I joined you in those prayers that whatever the storm brought I could handle. We lost some trees but never lost power.
    - During those tough call weeks my understanding and appreciation for military and single parents families grows so much.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I totally noticed the dog before I saw the comment. I love it.

    Prayers for those speciale babies and those families that endure so much on a daily basis.


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