- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sun shine after the flood.

And the sun shines after the flood!

After an intense nine or ten hours of fighting back the flood waters with Shawn's parents and then scrambling, with the help of amazing friends to remove all of our possessions to salvage them, the water has stopped and the carpets have been pulled up and we are now praying that insurance will cover the costs of repairs.  The entire basement will need new underlay and possibly the bottom 4" of all the walls replaced.  

Kyle's bedroom was the worst hit.  All of his belongings quickly bagged up and moved out.  He is feeling displaced today.  That was not the kind of birthday evening we had planned for him.  In the end he did get a party... a move-everything-to-higher-ground party still counts right?  By the look on his face the answer is "no".  

Today the restoration guy has come, the birthday party is on and the service team will be coming to assess and possibly start gutting the basement rooms. 

Praying insurance will cover the costs.

We are already pretty full up emotionally and pretty stretched thin for coping.  I appreciate prayers extra for peace in this situation now, too.

Isn't it fun how the little boys are playing Lego and just rolling with it.  I did have a moment the other night, as I was thinking about hair loss and feeling like a return to baby-ness and how Chist said to "become like children" in simple trust.  I trust you, Lord. 


  1. Praying Insurance covers the costs and you are well taken care of in the process!
    Shawn did want to reclaim the basement as his own didn't he??? Silver lining? I think yes... It's all yours Shawn :)

  2. Oh dear. Not exactly what you wanted or needed right now, is it? I'll be praying.

  3. In our prayers, felt some of your pain and said, PLEASE Lord no more for them....

  4. Wow, not the funnest birthday, but maybe one of his most memorable ones?! I'm praying all the insurance stuff will work out in your favor and efficiently. So glad you had awesome family to help right away. Devana

  5. praying for you guys....not fun at any time.


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