We are home, tired, and emotionally drained. I am going to allow myself to wollow in self pity for the next two days, and then this weekend Stephen wants us to do something as a family.
I am once again stepping away from pleonast. I can't stay here. I am still trying to figure out a lot of things. I am learning a lot about myself and some of these things I don't care for. I am working diligently and praying about this.
Thank you all for your understanding in advance.
Jennifer's viewing is tomorrow from 3 to 8pm at the Pike Funeral Home in Henryville, IN. The funeral is at 1pm on Tuesday.
I just wanted to give this information in case anyone wanted it.
Last night Jennifer left us to join our Lord. She is at peace and with God. We are all miserably sorrowful and feel a great emptiness. I know she is better off where she is, and that we have a hope of eventually joining her, but that doesn't make the pain go away. Please pray for her husband Ritchie. He is devastated. She was his world as he was hers. He is going through the emotions, but for now is really in the anger phase. please pray that he will eventually get out of it. That is my greatest fear.
I am sure many of you will be surprised to see my name pop up as I have left pleonast, but I come before you asking for prayers.
I just got off the phone with my mom. My cousin Jennifer who is a strong Christian, passed out tonight. They performed CPR on her 4 times to get her heart going again. She is on a breathing machine and her heart is being pumped for her, but she is still unresponsive. She has fluid on her lungs which they are afraid is from her swollowing her own vomit during the CPR. Her tongue is swollen, which is why they believe she passed out from lack of breathing. My parents said she is right now struggling to even live on the machines.
I ask for prayers for her, her husband, two children, and the entire family. I know she is in God's hands, but I am really afraid for her.
If we end up loosing her, my family will be leaving immediately for home. Though 4 years younger than me, she is the closest thing I have to a sister.
We need your prayers tonight, my friends.
Samantha and family.
Isn't it beautiful. It falls so perfectly down to the ground. Lightly covering everything, tenatively as if it is afraid of becoming one with its friends. I said tenatively, yet not really afraid, more of just unsure.
The evergreens have received their first white kiss and seem to sigh as if they have waited for this all year. No shuddering, no sighing, just utter relaxation, as if saying, "now we can finally do what God made us to do."
Philip saw the trees covered from his bedroom window. He immediately bounced out of bed running to the kitchen to retreive the stool. Bringing it to his bedroom he placed it on the floor saying,"there." Upon peering outside his only response was, "WOOOOW!" Stephen asked him what it was and his response was, "white."
Before he left Stephen took Lily out. This is her first time seeing snow. It was so funny to watch her outside. She kept eating it. Stephen told me that he had to almost drag her back to her spot to make her go to the bathroom.
It is just funny how snow affects all of us. For me it makes me want to tear downa ll my fall decorations, bring in all the Christmas decorations, play Christmas music, and do LOTS of baking. It makes me long for my childhood, when my family was still a family. Making candy with my grandma and cookies with my mom and aunts. It is anticipation of things to come. Mostly it is the time when I had an excuse to stay inside and do what I loved most... READ.
Glory to God in the highest, for the beauty of changing seasons. I really don't think I "could" ever live anywhere that didn't have four season.