Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Snapshot - With Spring's Arrival Comes Changes

Early Spring Park Diptych

It seems that the only constant in life is change.
People come and go. Things come and go.
Neighbors change. Houses change. Kids grow up.

March park 3

Some of life's changes come with challenges.

March JumpingTriptych

We've had our share lately with my husband losing his job recently.
We'll be busy wrestling with some of those challenges, so I may be blogging less.
The biggest challenge is that fear of the unknown and not knowing if we will move or stay.
You have to prepare as best as you can for whatever life may throw at you.

Grace and Will March 2012

I've thought long and hard about whether to even post this and 
pretend like everything was just fine.
But it isn't.
It really isn't at all.
Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers.

Ni Hao Yall

33 kind words:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I have been thinking of you Gail.....and cannot imagine what you are going through right now. I am sure it is a very scary place to be, but I just know that things will work out for you. Try to stay strong and keep the faith.... one day at a time.

It is great to see the kids playing and having fun.... it brought a smile to my face and I am sure it did the same to you.

I'll be keeping your family in my prayers.



Jodee said...

Gail -- I am so sorry to hear this news. Losing a job is never easy. I hope and pray he finds something soon and that you get to stay. Sending big hugs your way today.

likeschocolate said...

So sorry your husband lost his job. I am sure that is very scary and unsetteling. Maybe, I am an eternal optomist, but I am under the believe that when God closes one door he opens another. He helps us grow in a way that we could never imagine if we trust in him, and usually end up in an even better place than before. Hang in there and I will definately keep your family in our prayers.

Jboo said...

Gail -- I'm sorry to hear this news. Will keep you and your sweet family in my prayers.


Debbie said...

So sorry to hear this news. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers, Hugs!

Love Letters To China said...

I'm so happy to see your two sweetie's playing outside. The sunshine and warmer temps are a sign of good things to come. Stay strong my friend. You are such an amazing woman that nothing will stand in your way. I know this too shall pass.


Casey said...

I'm so sorry, Gail. I can't imagine how stressful life is for you both right now, but keep the faith. We had two good friends who lost their jobs recently. One found another one right away and the other took a bit more time but he is at a great job again. Both in the same area. I am praying for a speedy job offer for your husband. xo, casey

Laurie said...

So very sorry to hear about your husband's job loss. I understand this stress, and I'll be praying for your family.

Kayce said...

I am so sorry for this unsettled pain right now you are dealing with my friend. I know exactly where you are at and just how hard it is. Lean heavily on your faith and know you are not alone. You're in my prayers.

Brandi said...

So sorry to hear your news. I have a feeling things will work out just fine...but until then I'll definitely keep you & your family in my prayers. Hang in there & try to keep the faith.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, Gail, I am so very sorry to hear this news. My prayers are with you. It's a tough thing to experience - frightening - but the Lord will see you through this.

Marla said...

I'm so sorry, Gail! I pray that this trying season in your lives is a short one. Take care!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear - hope your husband finds something soon. Will pray for your sweet family, Wen

Life with Kaishon said...

Gail, I didn't know and I am praying right now for you. Praying that everything will be ok. The children are so beautiful. : ) I am glad you get to be their Mommy! You will face this trial and overcome!

the meaklims said...

So sorry to hear this news Gail. And I'm so glad you felt you could get support from us. We will be lifting your family up in prayer. God knows the end from the beginning, and He most certainly will see you through this time.

(hugs) Jill

3 Peanuts said...

I am so sorry to hear this Gail. I have had a few friends go through this recently too and it is very scary. I will pray for you.


Stefanie said...

Oh wow, Gail. Such tough news... I love your heart for wanting to share with others. I know lots of other families are struggling with similar issues these days.
Lifting up your beautiful family! The good news is that God knew all this long ago, and His plan is a GOOD one!

Heidi Reitz said...

I am so sorry your family is going through this. Thank you for opening up to us all and know that we will keep your beautiful family covered prayers.

Sharon Ankerich said...

Oh Gail~ I knew something wasn't right~ I just felt it. SO sorry. Scott actually went to work Friday for a BIG meeting and honestly didn't know if he would have a job afterwards. We were spared. I am so praying for you all!!! I pray your husband finds another job very soon and all is well. SO hard going through big changes. We have had a hard couple of weeks too. We found out we will not be G's parents... God has the perfect plan and I am trusting His will. Praying He will bless your precious family BIG!!! Blessings and love!

Patty said...

Thank you for your honesty. I think sometimes we think that we are the only ones going thru change. To watch your beautiful children growing and seeing change so is okay. You will be's another step to where God intends you to be along life's path. Bless your family and I know God will direct your husband to where he needs to be next.

Terri said...

I've came back twice to your blog hoping to have the right words to write, but I just don't. I will be praying for you and your family daily and I am so sorry you all are having to go through Gail. ((hugs))

cougchick said...

Prayers for you, Gail.

Sharon said...

Oh Gail, I'm so sorry. How brave of you to post the truth and not pretend that all is well. I've been doing a lot of that pretending lately. : ( . I hope all works out quickly and you can all remain where you are...home.

Truly Blessed said...

Will be praying for clarity and wisdom for you and your family. So sorry you're going through this now.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I love that you have shared this. I am glad you are in a place that you can.

I admire the way you are handling this uncertainty.

I have you covered with thought, prayers and love.


Courtney said...

So sorry to hear this. Sending lots and prayers your way. I know it is a hard time but I know you will handle it with grace. Just remember no matter what happens, you will always have your family.

ashley said...

Gail, you have been in my thoughts, I had a feeling something was going on in your life. I am so sorry to read that it is the loss of your husband's job. That is so hard and so stressful. One thing that I know for are an amazing and inspiring woman with so many gifts to share. Stay in the sunlight of the holy spirit, there you will find your peace and your strength. I am certain that God has many blessings in store for you and your precious family. Please know that I am here for you and you are in my prayers.
Love always, Ashley
p.s. Love the photos of the kiddos :)

Ruth said...

I'm sorry Gail.
I understand.
My husband also lost his job.
Mom of 6
New Zealand

Kim said...

You are always in my thoughts and prayers.. .I love you and know what challanges are by far... I love you my friend... saying an extra prayer right now... MUWAHHHH...

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh Gail- I am so very sorry to hear that news. It breaks my heart. I will be praying for you & the family that things turn around. I know from my own experiences that these things happen, these doors close- because it has to happen for the unimaginable good to happen next. Please keep me posted. My heart is heavy for you right now. HUGS!

Sophi Belle said...

Gail, I am so sorry to hear such bad news. I saw this post as soon as you posted it, but I couldn't find the right words to say to you. I did, however, made a prayer for your family and I sincerely hope things will get better.

The photos of your little darlings are beautiful!

duedeux said...

Dear Gail,
So sorry for you. Changes are always scary but sometimes they are for the better... and I certainly hope it will be the case for you.

Sammy said...

My sister and husband are going through the same thing. I'll say a prayer it'll work out soon for your family.

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