Saturday, December 28, 2013

Encouragement Needed

Our homeschool was at a climax just days before Christmas. We were rocking it out and it looked like we were not going to take a break. Well we are relaxed homeschoolers anyway.


Projects were coming along, visions were being made.


Aren't those skirts gorgeous? Designed and made by the girls! That shirt is speaking volumes to me.

Then last Sunday a Ice Storm hit our city and has left us without power for now 6 days. Our pipes busted  and since we were out of town staying with relatives we were unaware of the happenings. However we were blessed with an observant Board of Water and Light worker that turned the water off. 

What about the pets? Let's talk about that later. See in our community there was no place for us to find shelter for them. Live and Learn right?

The Water Damage is overwhelming, and I am planning to just get comfortable at my parents house. By the way their power wasn't restored until yesterday. I didn't make a decision to leave until day 3 because I was very optimistic that power would be turned  on any minute. Cold, Brrr!


Just a couple days before the Ice Storm I taught DJ how to crochet, So Crocheting in the dark was such a blessing.

My, My, My, the kids have the best attitude ever! My blessings are in abundance. When we were visiting warming stations I received tons of compliments from people about them. They are so awesome ya'll! And I know it is bigger then me, the man upstairs does it all and I am eternally grateful.  

I am asking for some Prayers Warriors to pray for us. We have a long road ahead of us! Did I ever mention that I have OCD so I am challenged by the condition of our house and don't even care about all of those great educational materials that I purchased over the years are gone. I am also a procrastinator so I never organized my basement after relocating to the Studio, if I had did that then more than half of that stuff would of been saved.

So I have a new mantra, "If what your doing is easy, then your not doing the right thing", can I get an Amen!!


  1. Praying for you. You are so strong.

  2. Oh my praying you can recover quickly from all of that.

  3. This ice storm is crazy! We came into the state to visit with family this past week and I was SO hesitant to even come up here. Well, we're here - and looking around - WOW! We had flooding at home but nothing more than usually happens in the springtime, so everything got back to normal pretty quickly (to be clear, I say "flooding" to refer to the general outside area - we didn't have any flooding in our apartment).

    But no power for a WEEK? In this state? That means something major.

    Your kids ARE great!

    We are definitely praying you get back home and back into a new routine soon!

    1. Thank you! And now a press conference is scheduled for the day. Word has it that they should of called in for more help ( light bulb moment I guess :)Within this hour another street in our neighborhood just lost power. It's not looking good! But we know Prayer changes things.

  4. Oh, I am so sorry to hear all of this. I am praying that you will continue to go through this challenge with flying colors. Remember things are just things. I learned that this past couple of years and it has released me from a lot of anguish.

  5. Oh, goodness. I am so sorry to hear you're facing water damage now, on top of the lack of power. I am so sorry! I'm sending peace and strength and hoping this will all be a memory soon. Hugs!

  6. Wholeheartedly I am so very sorry and feel worse that I am just seeing this now. I hope this are looking mendable at this time. I so admire you and all of your hard work and care. It seems strange but I must also comment on the amazing design and work with your beautiful skirts!!! Teaching to crochet in the dark OH my heart! I am thinking of your family, and so hoping things are turning around for you all <3

  7. Thank you so much Cherine! Your words are very encouraging no matter when you were able to leave this comment, and very well appreciated. Thank you!

  8. A friend from school went through similar circumstances after a storm. I know it's hard. Praying for you and your family.


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