Friday, December 9, 2011

Catching Up

Ahhh, 'tis the busiest season!

This week has been such an emotional week for us. So much going on at the same time...

We wept with dear friends who lost their 6 month old baby daughter in such a tragic and shocking manner. We spent the whole day Saturday with our dear friends, praying with them, helping out wherever needed. It was such a helpless situation, I have never felt sooo helpless before. I know there are no words that we can say that will take the pain and hurt away.. prayers are still being said for the dear family as they grieve the death of their princess.

On, a brighter....MUCH brighter side... the hubby finished school... I am beyond excited!(Now, we just have to wait for graduation on January 27th). In all our 4 years of marriage he's been gone most evening studying, so this is the first time that I know what it's like to have him home in the evenings! It's just awesome!!! I don't know how I survived without him. It's so nice to be able to return to somewhat of a normal schedule for us...We're just thrilled!

Yesterday was the first evening in a loooonnggg time we had ourselves, so we headed out to have fun...go shopping, sight-seeing. It was wonderful...and ever so relaxing!

The prince thought it was awesome that he didn't have to say "good-bye" to daddy!
We saw lots of lights...very pretty...and the prince said it was "pretti"...
One of the stores here in our city went all out and made a cute Christmas was so cute! Inside the store were several different house for Santa...and a choir of "bears" was very cute and we really enjoyed ourselves.

A nice gentleman offered to get our picture, so we actually have a family picture of our outing :) Not the best, but it will do.

We're just overflowing with gratitude for all the blessings the Lord has given us this week...
the hubby was promoted as manager of the company he works at. We had somewhat expected this to happen, because his boss had already talked to him about the possibility, but we had no clue it would be so soon! We're just thrilled beyond words! He starts his new position on December 15th. He's really excited...and he has a ton on work to do there, organizing and learning so he can manage well. We thank the Lord for this wonderful opportunity he has to put into practice what he's studied.

Thank-you, Lord for your blessing to us! I feel so un-deserving, yet He is ALWAYS faithful!


Cheryl said...

Oh my word; your baby has grown into a little boy! He's such a handsome lil' guy. So sorry for your friend's loss. I cannot imagine that kind of pain. Glad you finally get your hubby in the evenings!

Jessica said...

Mrs. Long, he sure has grown! He's getting too big ;)