Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Running Behind...

Hi friends...Thought I'd stop by for a quick update on what's going on around here!  Totally missed our Let's Talk Tuesday, but hoping that we'll be back on track with everything for next week.

I've been a little crazy with Senior stuff for my daughter, Brooke......we had a senior day trip to Splashtown on Friday, and I was the one in charge so I was a little stressed last week with last minute sign ups, wondering if we would have enough chaperones, etc!  But it turned out to be a great day!  Then on Sunday, we had Senior night at church.....very emotional and amazing evening.  Last night we had her last FFA banquet and tonight is Senior Awards night.  This is her last week of school....graduation is June 4th and her graduation party at our house is June 5th.  I'm going to crash soon.

Today I also took Logan to get his shots and registered him for Kindergarten.  He was such a big boy so daddy bought him a new fishing pole. :)  He handled it much better than I did.  I didn't get a prize.

My last bit of news to share for this post is the hardest.  My niece was pregnant with twin boys and delivered last night at 23 weeks.  Both boys, Ayden and Evan, are now in heaven.  My heart breaks for Shawnna and Aaron.  I don't know what to say or do, so I'm praying.  And crying, alot.  It's during these times that we want to question "Why?!" and get an answer.  But I know that we will never have one until we get to meet the boys in heaven.  And I know that somehow, someway, God will bring something good out of this.  Please pray for peace and comfort, and that out of brokenness will come healing and a closer walk with Jesus for everyone.  

I will be posting my thoughts and some discussion questions for Chapter 5 of our book study soon.  Until then, thank you for your patience :)

Remember to listen.  God is speaking.  I'm praying that through the noises and distractions that come with each day, you (and I) are able to quiet our spirits and hear what He is saying to us. 

Be Still and Know by Steven Curtis Chapman

Be still and know that He is God

Be still and know that He is holy
 Be still, O restless soul of mine
 Bow before the Prince of peace
 Let the noise and clamor cease
 Be still

Be still and know that He is God
 Be still and know that He is faithful
 Consider all that he has done
 Stand in awe and be amazed
 And know that He will never change
 Be still

Be still and know that he is God
 Be still and know he is our Father
 Come rest your head upon his breast
 Listen to the rhythm of his unfailing heart of love
 Beating for His little ones
 Calling each of us to come
 Be still


7 friends had this to say:

starla said...

Busyness and loss...
praying peace for you and your family.
May God bring greatness out of sadness..

xoxo to you shelly

~Pam~ said...

HI Shelly,
I am new to your blog, found your link at my friend Linda's blog.

I am so sorry for your loss..praying for your family!

Sounds like a busy time for you as a Mom!
Take care and God bless you!

Ciawy said...

I'm so sorry for the loss. Will be with you in prayers.

Stacy said...

In the joys and the sorrows, God is there. May you continue to feel His presence, His peace and His love in the midst of both.

Lifting your family up in prayer-

Anonymous said...

I linked to your blog from a comment you made on mine. I share your excitement of all the graduation festivities. Even though they are exhausting try to cherish the moments. It is very sad when they are over. Sounds like you still have more ahead since one is only in kindergarten. God Bless You! Kids are God's gift to us to bring us joy and keep us on our knees.

I am so sorry for you loss. I don't know you but God pricked my heart when I read your blog and I know that means he will stir me to pray for you in the coming days. Thank you for sharing.

I look forward to reading more of your blog.

Anonymous said...

Oh Shelly, I am excited about Ms Senior! I bet these are some of the best days of her life. Make sure she takes lots of pictures :)

I am indeed praying for you and Shawnna and Aaron. God is faithful. He will always use what the enemy meant for bad, for Good. You are amazing, to quiet yourself and hear from the Lord.

Linda said...

Hi Shelley,
I am so sorry for your loss and I will be praying for you an your family.