Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's been one of those weeks....and it's only Tuesday!!

I can't go into a lot of detail....but I have really had a hard week!! Satan is trying to really get me down emotionally, physically and mentally. Please just pray for me. Of course, my husband is a CHAMPION!! Yesterday, he surprised me and came home early, brought roses, a magazine, took Eliana, and made me go to bed!! HE IS SO GOOD TO ME. I feel the weight of a lot of things on me right now....and am really praying for wisdom and discernment. And, I am so tired. I can't shake it.....so completely exhausted. I still feel like I haven't gotten caught up from living in Guatemala. On top of all of this, I am going to be missing my dear friend Melissa Scott's wedding this weekend. We couldn't swing it financially and it is killing me. I love you Melissa...and will be praying for you and Scott this entire weekend!!!

Thanks for letting me be real.
Love y'all,
Lindsey

P.S. The highlight of my week: Erika and Chris (our dear friends) are getting married!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED!!! Below is a picture of them with Eliana!!

19 comments:

Guatemalan Journey... said...

you are always in my prayers dear. I love you so so much and am so proud of you for everything that you have done. I pray God gives you the strength and rest you need. Let me know if I can do anything or pray for anything specific..you know how to find me. LOVE YOU!!!!! hugs
Kelsey

The Heinrichs said...

Linds...I am praying for you! If you need to talk - call...I am sure my week could make you laugh!!! I am so sad you can't make Melissa's wedding...if I had all the money in the world I would send you there!!! But your hubby...so sweet when you need it the most!!! Rest up and get a hold of me sometime, I feel like I lost my family when I left Guatemala!

Love you, Deanna

Katie said...

boo, hate missing weddings of great friends:(
got your comment, sure you can post it. I think there is a typo in it...I need to fix that.
let's get together when you can. I so understood this post you wrote. I too feel this weight that is pressing in. Read a great quote in Valley of Vision book that helped me out. Something about when the land is dry and quenched and cracked it is waiting for the rain and can soak up so much because of the barrenness that has taken place. Well, it was more beautifully written, but you get the idea.
My husband is our part time youth director too :)
Would love to have you three over for dinner soon
kthollis@comcast.net

Bill and Melodie said...

I know, so sad that we are missing Mel's wedding, just not ready to travel that far with these two...
Hope you're days get brighter sooner, I need a visit to Franklin!!

Bethany said...

I will be praying for you. I know how exhausting it is to come home and all of a sudden be a mother, wife, and everything else again! It seems like it should be easy, but it's not. Hang in there and it will get easier.

Corby and Lauren said...

I love you, sister! I'm praying that we all make the best decisions through all of this!!!!

Amanda said...

Linds...I know you have tons of people around you and lifting you up in prayer but if ever need to talk (I don't care what time of day or night)call me. If nothing else I can listen to you, cry with you and pray with you.
Let me know if there is anything I can do for you friend!!!

I am on my knees crying out on your behalf.

Debbie said...

I am praying for you!! Take care of yourself and let the peace of God flow over you!!

Debbie

Laura P said...

Every time I have a transition and especially when we came home with our two from Guat. I felt attacked and exhausted. We have moved twice since then and I really have to fight to not get overwhelmed with life. I will be praying...

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

Hey Lindsey, I want you to know that I will be praying for you! You have had so many big changes in the recent past...it probably will take time to find the new normal.

Thanks for being real! Love you!

The Keierleber Family said...

I'll be praying!! Email me if you want me to be praying for any specifics! :)

Robyn said...

I am so sorry you're having a rough week. I know all about that. I will be praying for you!!

Rachel said...

So sorry you are going through this Lindsey.

prayers...

Courtney said...

(((HUGS))) Did you get my email ? Courtney

Reba said...

I hope your week gets better. I have been there...still am a lot of days. (dealing with that fatigue) I am glad your hubby is taking care of you. Just know that you aren't alone, and it will get better. (I know, easier said than believed :)

Amanda said...

Hang in there sweetie, remember He will never put more on you than you can handle. He is teaching you something through all of this and it is ALL for HIS GLORY!!!

Love you!!

Vanessa said...

Don't give in to Satan!! He can play come major mind games and reak serious havioc on life but stay focused and God will take care of you!

The gFamily said...

I have been thinking about you and praying for you! Wednesday was my bad day of the week! NOT a good mommy that day!! Praying things are looking up for you, and that you have a great weekend!

Amy said...

Lindsey,

I found your blog a few months ago, through blogs of people I met while living in Antigua earlier this year. You guys totally inspire me and I have loved following your blog and your story. I was so excited when you were able to bring sweet little Eliana home. I was only in Antigua for about two months, but I know exactly what you mean when you say that you are exhausted. Adjusting is hard and it took me a few months to feel all rested and back to my normal self. Hang in there and things will get better. I prayed for your family to bring Eliana home and will continue to pray that your family will be watched over.

Amy