Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Feelings, Nothing more than feelings...

Oh my... Today is a day with lots and lots of feelings.
(Do you remember that song? Feelings, nothing more than feeling yadda yadda yadda!)

I am opening some of their wedding gifts without them... makes me very sad...
It was so much fun watching them open their gifts and seeing their excitement and energy for their future! 

Andrew and Katie have safely arrived in Germany. Praise the Lord!

My visa debit card number and info was stolen and someone in California has been trickling money out of our account since the beginning of July... it's so frustrating... ugh... Our bank caught it before too much damage was done...praise the Lord!

We have some other really cool news that I can't share right now... but stay tuned! Another praise the 
Lord!

It's going to take us a little while to find our new normal again. The wedding has either been the focus or in the back of our minds all.the.time! Now it is over and time for this Momma and the littles to get back into everyday life. They are used to going going going and we need to s.l.o.w.  d.o.w.n. a bit! We have quite a few things that we have left undone that need to get done! My energy is a bit zapped but praying I'll get it back soon! 

The wedding was so incredible and God was so present BUT I made a mistake...
I should have had more friends and family snapping pics. I have nothing more than what I showed you already and I am so bummed about it...
Next post is on God's presence at the wedding! I also have to warn you to lower you photo expectations...

I needed to be the hostess not the photographer. Yes, we did have a professional photographer and videographer BUT those won't be ready for a long time- 6-8 weeks AND I love snapshots. Ugh... what was I thinking??? I am going to try to round up a few pics but who knows what I will be able to get??

Breathe, Pray, Breathe, Pray

On Monday Morning we took them to the airport and

said

goodbye







It was very hard to say goodbye and once we did...

the tears flowed...

Please know that we are very excited for them and think this will be an awesome growth opportunity, faith opportunity and adventure for them!

Please Pray for Andrews safety and for the two of them as they begin married life together in Germany!

Thank you!!


12 comments:

Angie said...

They are beginning such an exciting adventure together. We've been there, twice, and I pray they will seize every opportunity. They're young, no kids, and can travel like crazy when Andrew's schedule allows. We loved our time there! And, my personal opinion, it's great for newlyweds to live away from relatives for a while (you hate me now, right?). They have to rely upon one another and can start making their own "normal." Do you know which of the bases they're living on?

From the Erben Gang..... said...

Of course you are happy for them...but I feel for you. HARD> xo

Rebecca said...

Jean... I know you must be so torn. Happy, yet sad all at once. This is a big milestone for you and I just know that the best is yet to come. .. Grandbabies! :) well, maybe not just yet. Your relationship will only grow and strengthen as she starts to put into practice what she's been watching you do all these years... Being a wonderful wife and mother. Bless you.
-rebecca

Sally-Girl! said...

Oh my word, I bet saying good bye was so hard, so bittersweet!! I so get it!!! But it is part of His perfect plan and what He intended for our children.

I can't wait to see YOU in Germany with her!!!!

Lori said...

Oh my sweet friend! My heart hurts for you. It's such a bitter-sweet time! I can't imagine the mixed emotions you must be having. Excited for the kids one minute, and totally sad the next. Wah! I am so weary just thinking about it.

You are an amazing mom and have done and INCREDIBLE job raising Katie...just look at what a lovely woman she has become! The next season of your relationship with her will be INCREDIBLE!

Love you, dear friend!

Sarah said...

Oh, I'm sure that it was sooooo hard to say goodbye! Praying for them as they begin their new life together in Germany...and praying for you, too!!!

Janet and Kevin said...

Praying for you all as you enter this new season of your lives.

Hugs,
janet and gang

Jboo said...

Ahhh -- so sweet to see the young married couple just starting out! So hard to say goodbye. Will keep you all in my prayers.

janet

Serving the King said...

Hang in there momma! They are going to love it there!!! We have many friends stationed in Germany and they are always having a blast! Hugs to you!!

Nancy said...

Crying too Jean. Hugs to you.

Faye Verquer said...

Praying for all of you to make this transition with peace and comfort knowing this is His Plan!

Now I can't wait to hear what the other exciting news is!!!

Congrats Katie and Andrew.

Annie said...

oh dear Jean, my heart just understands so much what you are feeling. Even though I haven't had to do that yet with one of mine, I can only imagine! Prayers are with you friend!