Friday, May 30, 2014

Since you are my friends.....

This week has been extremely busy. Months ago, the Gingerich family made plans to be together at a cabin here in Ohio June 2-4 to celebrate mom and daddy's 50th Anniversary. We considered cancelling or re-scheduling, but ended up deciding to go ahead with our plans.

Our children can hardly contain their excitement with all the fun things coming up! My brother, Carl, and family will be here this week end already, and they are ecstatic about spending time with their cousins for 5 days in a row!! I've been excited about it too. It's felt right to go ahead and do this, although there's a lot of other feelings too with the knowledge that mom was so eagerly looking forward to this time as a family, and her spot will be empty.

As the time gets closer I've found myself suddenly fearful of how it really will be. Will I get there and all the things that I've felt I "should" be feeling will suddenly come rushing in? Will it be way more painful that I'm imagining? Lots and lots of questions and fears have suddenly come tumbling in and I'm feeling emotionally and physically weary before the time has begun!

Maybe a night of rest will work wonders ...I'm sure it will help... but what I'm wondering is this - since you're my friends, (if you're reading this, I'll assume you're a friend :) ) will you keep my family in your prayers this week? Thank you so very much!

4 comments:

Carolyn said...

Yes, yes! Didn't realize it was so soon...hugs.

Judith Lapp said...

will pray.

tabitha said...

I'll try to pray too!

mom of three said...

Prayers for you and your whole family coming your way from Oregon! May your mom's presence be felt as you share memories...
Gretchen Gear