Thursday, August 27, 2009

Destination unknown

This has been a hard few months for us. I've posted recently about our unanswered prayers and the waiting. Well we are in the final stages of that and hopefully an answer is on it's way. The stress of waiting becomes almost unbearable at times and has lately become manifested in physical ailments. Honey is having horrible neck and back pain and I have had the worst PMS of my life this week. My emotions are just raw and I feel like my skin is crawling with irritation. Isn't that a lovely picture?? And here you all thought of me as so sweet and lovely...well let me tell you PMS and stress DO NOT mix well.

I know I should be casting my care and just giving it over to God. But to be honest I'm tired. Tired of thinking about this and tired of "it" being the center of our daily conversations and focus. It is time for the answer. I mean it God!! Did I just get stern with God? No not really, and besides He understands our frustration. Human beings can only stand so much right??

Anyway if
you think about it just continue to lift us up. I know most of you don't know details and I am not at liberty to share those yet, but maybe when it's all resolved. Thank you again sweet blogging friends. You provide me daily with doses of encouragement and support that mean the world to me. Do I sound like a broken record yet?

OH and I about forgot...I signed up for Brave Girl Camp this week. I am going to Idaho in October for an art retreat!! It sounds absolutely amazing. Talk about a God thing. When I read about it on Jeanne's blog, I felt my heart race. You know the butterflies you get in your stomach...that was my sign, I just knew this camp was for me. There is a recurring theme in my life lately and it's "Be Brave"! So God must be trying to get my attention. Can't wait to see what He's trying to teach me.

If you want to come along check out this site...there still may be a few spots available,
oh and you don't need to be an "artist" to go.

Maybe God wants to teach you the same thing;)

Have a blessed day.

Photo Credit: Flickr - youngadultcrisishotline, Brave Girl Camp
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  1. I hope that whatever it is that is causing this stress in your life gets itself worked out soon. I totally feel you....I personally have been dealing with some issues as well and the stress is taking it's toll on me as well. I'll be thinking about you and your family.

    P.S. I'm new to your blog but I love what I've read so far.

  2. I am keeping you in my prayers!

    I wanted to tell you that the doctor also put me on Yaz to see if this helps with my mood swings.

  3. you are in my prayers.

    BraveGirl Camp sounds amazing. you are going to have a wonderful time. i am just a tad bit jealous right now!!

  4. i just stopped to say a prayer for you sweetie...
    hope your peace comes soon~

  5. Thinking about you and lifting your family up in prayer! I hope that the stress/ PMS combo yields AMAZING art! I think that's what was going on with Picasso... :)

  6. you will have a blast with Jeanne...she is one of my besties....
    you are amazing...and i love your art.

  7. I have you and your sweet family all covered-up in prayers!!! and I'll just keep-on and keep-on!!! just visualize you are all wrapped-up tight with lots of prayers and God's great hands!
    and I would SOOOO love to go to that camp!!!!
    lucky girl!!!
    Many Blessings and prayers too!

  8. Oh honey, I am SO thinking of you right now....and really hoping that everything works really really soon....ugh.....poor you.

    Hugs to you :)

  9. If you do not already have it, you need to pick up the Nichole Nordeman "Brave" cd. It would be the perfect soundtrack to your current uncertainties and new adventures.

    Just remember, God is carrying you through, as we speak. :)

  10. Know the feeling, girl. We'll keep praying for that peace and reassurance. 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word, just to rest upon His promise, just to knowthus sayeth the Lord. :) {hugs} Have a great time at camp! I second the Nicole Nordeman CD, Brave. You'll love it.

  11. Dang, I wish I could go with you... how fun!

    So, just hang in there, because I'm in the very same boat...I mean I think I am from the comments you've made, but it might be a different boat entirely... I'm just getting the whole frustration and all of the converstations consuming the same topic over and over...

    I'm just an email away anytime you want to talk.

  12. Oh Becky, I totally relate. I'm tired too. :) I'll be praying for you guys. Can't wait to hear about Brave Girl camp. Sounds like a lot of fun.


  13. Becky! Oh my goodness....
    I wish I could hug you.

    Prayers going out this very minute. I am here thinking good thoughts and sending them out for you!!!



  14. I will pray for you. I know how bad PMS can be and add stress- awful!! I pray that you have an awesome time at camp!!!!!!!!!!

    here is the post that had the cheese stick pencil link:

    I saw it on family fun

  15. wow i'm sorry! i have not stopped to pray for you. think i've been way too self focused.
    asking God right now to bring you to mind so that i will remember to pray.
    we don't need details - God obviously knows them.

  16. Hang in there Becky, I know how it feels to have stress take its toll on your body. Remember to take time out and do something that soothes your soul.
    Yeah for brave girl camp...sounds wonderful!

  17. Man is it something in the water? Actually I think it's a something in Washington, a whole bunch of something. We are in the same boat. I have been having meltdowns too. But I'm in menopause you can look forward to that one. Tell you what how about we all pray for each other.

  18. ps "Day by Day" is one of my favorite hymns. "Day by day and with each passing moment, strength I find to meet my trials here. Trusting in my Father's wise bestowment, I've no cause for worry or for fear. He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure, gives unto each day what He deems best. Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure, mingling toil with peace and rest. Every day the Lord Himself is near me, with a special mercy for each hour; all my cares He fain would bear and cheer me, He whose name is Counselor and Power..." Oscar Ahnfelt.

  19. Wow, if I didn't have little ones an art camp would totally speak to my soul! I pray that God your family is blessed whatever direction God takes you! Now go have some chocolate!!!

  20. Even if you don't know us bloggies personally, we are here for you.

    Joshua 1:9

  21. Hello you lovely lady! Our emotions defintely effect our physical being. My thoughts and prayers are with you. nI'm off to go look at the brave girl camp!

  22. Hey thanks for the comment on my blog! I think for the time being, though, 4 kids is gonna have to be "many" enough for us! ...At least until we get a bigger house. ;)

  23. I hope the Lord gives you an answer soon...I'll keep praying! :)

  24. Lord give Becky the patience she needs and the wisdom for the right decision! Amen

    PS your Brave Girl Camp link is not correct but i found it. YOu may want to fix....

  25. I understand your frustration and all of us go through it at one time or another. You are not alone in worrying about sounding like a broken record. I hope your answer comes swiftly in God's time.

  26. Oh sweetie I'm sorry you're having such a rough time...I'll keep you in my prayers for sure! And, you'll have a blast with Jeanne...just love her!

    :) T

  27. You know, God doesnt give us what we cant handle! Im a firm believer in that, even though it hurts sometimes. But, you are right, stress and pms DONT go good together!
    Take Care, stay strong and keep praying! He is listening!!!

  28. Ill keep sending lots of good thoughts your way... hang in there! It's times like this we learn the most about ourselves. You will have an amazing time at that retreat!

  29. Oh Becky. I'm sorry I missed these last two posts. I know God is trying to teach us to be brave, too. And when we get stressed or worried, it does manifest itself in physical ailments in our household, too. I hope you will be well and at peace very soon.



  30. I may sound like a broken record, but remember that God will not put upon us anything that we cannot handle ~ although he does test us sometimes! Know that I am here if you need me and I am so jealous about camp! I saw it on Jeanne's blog too ~ did Lissa sign up yet?? Amazing women ~ all 3 of you!

  31. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!!!!

  32. I am definitely lifting you and your family up in prayer!!! I too know that feeling of just utter despair in something that in stressing you to the max!!!


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