Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Christmas/New Year photo onslaught

Family kitchen fun

We will pose, but we will not like it.

Yes, as a matter of fact we are autopsying an alien.

Cousins are cool!

Being taller than our older cousin is cooler.

A rite in Texas, first lesson with a .22

Good form!

Not bad for a lefty!

Christmas with the other side of the family is fun too!

Anything can be a bookmark!

Who is ready to Par-tay?

Missing 1, but we had fun. Can you tell?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It has been a busy couple of weeks around Willingham's World: back to school after the holidays, big weekend church event, start of a new semester of classes, and the impending trip to Germany that Hubby is taking. That last one isn't really time consuming for me, but it sure does color the mood of the house.

I also realized that I never shared any fun Christmas photos. Shame on me. So here are some of the good ones...

Well, it won't let me upload pics right now. Apparently I have forgotten something or maybe the website isn't working. That's kind of the way it rolls around here lately. Make a plan. Plan doesn't work due to some unforseen issue. Change plan. Pray for the best. I said lately, but it's the way things have always gone.

I'll work on the picture issue and see if I can upload some soon.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Dealing with SAD

It has been a sad few weeks in my world. People who I care about are hurting in intense and difficult ways. They are people of faith and hope. They will endure the current hell on this earth they are walking through. This post isn't about them. Their stories are as heart breaking as you can imagine. I just have so many strong feelings to process and so few outlets. Prayer is my outlet. But most days it doesn't conquer the sad. Sad doesn't get prayed away. Sad just is.

Broken relationships, death of one too young, life altering illnesses.. these are the things that can't be fixed with a quick word of wisdom or a dinner on a cold night. Those things are good and help, but these are the unfixable things that we dread in life. And my friends are going through it. And I am THAT friend who stands beside them (whether they are near or far in location) in Spirit and hurts for them and loves them and cannot help solve a life situation that is more than a problem.

Please pray for..

my friends going through critical marriage relationship devastation

my friend who has recently lost her spouse

my friends who are starting the battle with cancer in various forms when just 2 weeks ago all seemed well

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Jan 1, 2013

What a day it has been! I have run the gamut gamet gammet whole range of emotions. In summary:

Welcomed in the new year with the Bacons!

Woke up.

Ate lunch at McAllisters.

Found out that a friend's husband has dies after a brief bout of panreatitis (sp?) that turned to sepsis.

Battled a major migraine level headache for 5 hours.

Counseled the eldest child about what is fair and unfair in life in the middle of the headache.

Chatted with a friend I haven't talked with in a while.

I am now tired and hoping that the rest of the days in 2013 are not as full.

Happy New Year everyone!