Thursday, January 25, 2007

Home.....

I wasn't going to blog tonight...in fact I was already in bed, but felt guilty for not blogging last night either, so here I sit at 11:35 p.m...so tired, but my mind is racing. There is a lot going on here. A lot of stress and a lot of emotions. We have decisions that have to be made, one of which is the possibility of moving from the home that I love. I know in my head that it's just a house, but as you all know, I very much think with my heart, so I'm really struggling with all the sacrifices that each member of my family will have to make if we decide that this is what's right for us. Right now I pray for comfort to know in my heart what to do and for peace and strength to be able to handle it, because my stomach is such a mess. I will fill you in more when I have a better idea myself. Just know I never stop thinking about my dear blogging buddies. Please don't be upset if I can't get around to everyones blogs right now. I'll do what I can. (((hugs)))

27 comments:

Rhona said...

Jolene, I know what you're going through, we're in a similar position right now - we might need to move and downsize. I hope you reach a decision that is right for all of you.

Diana said...

Material things mean little when your family you love is with you. Everything happens for a reason if we thought otherwise we would go crazy trying to rationalize it.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. It will all turn out.

Amie said...

I totally agree with Diana. I hope everything turns out for you thinking of you Amie
xxxx

Wendy said...

Jolene,

Diana and Amie said it. Just put it in Gods hands and he will lead you in the right direction. sometime not the one you think is right, non the less, he will take care of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
{{{hugs}}}

Coleen said...

I know THAT home means so much to you, and that so much of who you are is in that house. It's kind of like a family memeber in a way. But please remember the old saying: "Home is where the heart is." If I am not mistaken, your heart is where your family is. You can put as much love into a new home. I do understand your pain over having to make a decision like this though. Not easy. I am thinking of you and Mark while you both struggle with your answer.

Jen said...

Oh no.....how sad for you. Take care and do what's best for your family.
Hugs to you

Briana said...

Oh I can only imagine that this is tearing you up. You've put so much of yourself into your home, and you've had many great memories there. But I know that you will put yourself into another place and that your close knit family will create many new memories wherever you go. Praying for you!

Andi said...

Jolene you're in my thoughts and prayers. You have such a strong faith. Cast whatever burdens you may be feeling on the Lord and trust His constant care. You and your family are loved and will be fine.

I remember telling my husband once that I would live in a tent as long as I could grow old with him by my side.

Missy's Blog said...

Jolene, we are keeping you close to our hearts and in our prayers. I hope you find the comfort and answers you are seeking soon.

Kim said...

{{{Jolene}}} Your family is in my prayers.

Mary Ann said...

Jolene,know that all your friends have you in their hearts and prayers. As always we don't know why but we do know its His way.

~Telah said...

Oh Jolene...your post gave me chills. I wish I could hug you. Decisions like that are so hard to make. But with prayer, I'm sure you and Mark will make the best decision for you and your family. How sweet of you to be thinking of all of us when you have so much on your mind already. You are SO sweet!

Chris said...

((Hug)) for you!! Sometimes when things look bleek they turn around are better then you could have ever imagined.

TK Angels said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Just reading your blogs I know that where ever you go, you will make another wonderful home and many more beautiful memories.

You have the love of your family, your strong faith and the love of God and your blogger buddies.

Know that you are loved and that everything will work out.

Take care,
Terri

Sheila said...

I'm sure everything will work out for the best, my thoughts and prayers are with you too. Take care {{hugs}}

Deb said...

Your "Home Sweet Country Home" sign will look perfect wherever you call home!!

sohpiasmom said...

Jolene,

You're too sweet...very loyal to your blogging buddies :)

I will be praying for you...whatever happens, just know that God has big plans...

Valerie said...

you don't ever need to worry about not visiting...just as long as i know you're OK (and then i don't have to go panic on you, making sure you're OK!).

try to not worry, the Lord always has the plan in clear vision, even when we don't!

big ol' squishy hugs to you!! love you!

homedaisy said...

oh, bless you sweet jolene. i know that must be a huge concern. peace to you :)

Chickenbells said...

Wow...that is a huge concern! Hugs to you sweetie, and good luck making your decision.

Leah said...

Thinking about you as you guys make this decision.

Susie Q said...

Oh Jolene...all of us will be praying for you as you face a tough time. You hold that fact tightly as well as knowing that you have a strong and loving family, many friends, a love for life and love of the Lord. He will see you through.
I so wish I could hug you.
I wish I could say something that would help...after living in 18 differnt homes, I can truly say I could live anywhere and make it a *home* I KNOW you can as well. It is the love and the family treasures that surround you. You would have your memories to take with you and would make NEW ones I another home if that happens. I PROMISE it will work out one way or another.
I have been so heart sick to leave some places but it always turned out well in the end.
Hold tightly your faith AND Mark's hand.
I learned that I could live in a palce and it would mean nothing without Bill and the kids....I could live in a shack and be happy WITH them. That sounds like lip service I know but it is true. Of course, that shack would have lots of tablescapes and rugs and family pictures and pillows and English clutter....*grin* Anywhere is home with those you love.
Just try to sleep and trust that all will work out in the end.
We all love you.
Sue

Maren said...

That is tough. You've had a lot of tough things lately it seems. Best wishes to you and your family.

September said...

Jolene, you know that if there is anything I can do, I'm here, sweetie. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I know it's almost impossible to remember this, but the Lord won't give you more than you can handle.... (although I have to admit HIS idea of what I can handle and mine are usually a LONG way apart, as you know.) Love you more than you know, September

Jacquie said...

With what ever happens you can look at a few ways. If you do need to move well someone else will then get to enjoy your talent and then you will have a blank slate to once again create a lovely home. You have such great talent I'm thinking if need be you can make anywhere just as beautiful.

Amy Mowbray said...

Jolene, I'm here for ya.

velvet brick said...

oh Jolene,
my gosh girl, you have sure had a tough couple of months.. Just know that you have a whole group of girlfriends here for you. Whatever you need for us to do, just say the word! : )

I was talking to my 15 yr. old daughter the other day about a major worry I have right now. After listening to me, she said..."I have a motto. Everything will be ok in the end. If things aren't ok right now, it's because it's not the end."

Blessing and prayers to you...