Wednesday, April 22, 2009


The Yikes had some money to spend-- Jadyn had a twenty from a family member who felt like making her day and Bryn had a bagful of change. After dinner at Cracker Barrel that money was burning a hole in their pockets and they couldn't wait to spend it. They got a bunch of stuff they didn't need, but it was pretty neat seeing them trying to figure out what they had enough money to buy and I don't think you could have found two more contended girls in the whole place when they were done. Jadyn got a little bear with angel wings. She named it Jessica after her momma because she said it reminded her of her momma. To tell you the truth it was hard for me to see the angel bear and not think of Jess in heaven with angels, and when she named it "Jessica," it hurt. It was a good kind of hurt though-- every time I feel pain like that I find that I think of it as a reminder of how much I loved her and how lucky we were to have her for the time we had her. In a week it will be 6 months since she left. In that time I have tried to figure out the timing on a lot of things. Some of those have been easy and some have been hard. There's no manual of course so I've tried to make the best decisions I could at the time with the information I had. To tell you the truth God has carried me through and helped me through other people. I think in a lot of ways God lately has been saying it's time to do some stuff on my own because I have had a crazy amount of support that is good just for a season. However that doesn't mean to stop praying for us-- my family and I need your prayers just as much now! Anyway, I have some good news-- but you're going to have to wait to hear it; still waiting on God to tell me the timing!


Al Rearick said...

Man, this made my day! What a beautiful story! Bears are such a wonderful thing, a stuffy fluffy gift from God, the only inanimate object capable of holding love! And you never outgrow them, they can stay with you forever.

Your season of support won't end anytime soon. You are surrounded by folks who love you and the girls so much; "crazy amount of support," very cool way of putting it!

I can't wait to hear your good news. I think I'll send the ducks around to see if they can give me any news in advance! :-)

Always in my prayers,

Anonymous said...

Praying for you bro, always here.

Great story about the girls!