Friday, October 30, 2009
I know I already posted once today, but I guess I'm making up for the times I go weeks without posting! But I am so proud of my family and had to blog about it. I have been praying for quite some time that we could start praying as a family, my teenage son is not at all interested in church, prayer and anything of the sort, my 9 year old does pretty good, my hubby (God bless him) goes to church and everything with me, but I know struggles, but for 2 nights in a row we have prayed ALL TOGETHER AS A FAMILY, the first night my husband actually said the prayer-a hugh step for him, and the second my 9 year old. I am so happy.
Well thanks to a wonderful new friend, I learned how to post a playlist on my blog!! You'll notice I copied several songs from Angie Smith's blog, if you're not familiar with her, she is such a wonderful, inspirational woman, her site is "audreycaroline.blogspot.com. The Taylor Swift songs are Jaci's favorite and the Chris Tomlin, Chris Rice and Natalie Grant songs are from her funeral. I want to thank my sister for introducing me to those wonderful songs. They were just right for her. Thank again Joy for you wonderfully step by step instructions, they were perfect.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
For some reason, seems like the bad days are once again starting to out weigh the good ones. I know some of you may think I've lost my mind, but sometimes when I'm at home sitting on the couch reading or watching tv, I actually watch a whiff of my daughter! It's the same smell that overwhelms me when I walk in her room, a mixture of Holister perfume and baby powder. I love the smell and dread the day when that smell leaves her room. But Sunday morning at church, for the first time, I smelt her somewhere besides our home. I kept smelling her all during the service, I guess maybe she was there with me. I hope so. I miss her so much. Am I crazy or does anyone else have those experiences??/
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Well, yesterday was the one year anniversary of the SECOND accident that rocked our small community. The accident involved the father of Jaci's best friend as well as a good friend of Jaci's. Both died at the scene as well as another student from our town. One girl did survive, but will be disabled the rest of her live. After only 9 months of trying to recover from Jaci's accident, we were all devastated at this. I ask that you pray for all involved-especially Jaci's best friend, losing Jaci was so tramatic for her, but then 9 short months later she loses her father as well as 2 more classmates. She is a wonderful young lady and I worry so much about her. Please remember our town and so many who have been affected by these losses.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Every since reading Angie Smith's blog site, I have been working so hard to "Find my Faith" and remain true to it. Isn't it hard? Everyday living just seems to get in the way. We stay so busy with work, kids, hubbys, homework, housework that I know I forget to even think about God or pray. At the end of the day I think to myself that I haven't even let God enter my mind all day and it makes me sad. So I'm asking for prayers to help me with this. I think having strong faith helps to deal with the problems/trials you come across everyday. I know I've been a little more at ease with the pain of losing Jaci since my faith has improved. Hope everyone has a great weekend. God bless!