The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Missing him

I miss him. I just miss Pence today. Most of the time, this is just a low-level almost subconscious longing for him to come home, but this morning, it's particularly strong. I don't know if it's hormones or stress or lack of news or what.

But, I'm leaving for a women's retreat through my church in a few minutes--a retreat I'm helping to lead. I'd like to just sit here and cry it out, but it's not really an option today. So, would you pray for me this weekend? Thanks. I'll be back on Monday and I'll update you as soon as I can.

I really am looking forward to the retreat. Should be good times! TTFN! (hee hee--I think I'm so cute when I use the teenagerish acronyms!)

4 comments:

Tarah said...

TTFN is from Tigger you nerdy. You have been reading too many little kiddo books.
I understand missing a babe you have never held. I will be praying for you and acceptance of God's plans. I know God will use you mightily this weekend. Lot of love.
Tarah

Jocelyn said...

I understand how you feel. Some morning I wake up and look at a picture of Isaac and just cry, because I miss him so much. I will keep you in my prayers and in my heart...

Luv,

Jocelyn

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  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
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  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
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  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
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