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Monday, August 16, 2010

Prayer Request & New Page

It has been 14 weeks since Karinne's Day.  And tomorrow I return to work after a sorrowful yet beautiful summer.  For those who don't know, I teach high school art and so I have been blessed to have not had to go back to work since losing Karinne.  I am so glad to have had this time.  But I am still NOT READY!

I write today to ask for your prayers as I start back to work.  There are so many aspects of my job that I am not sure I'm ready for.  I won't go into details - God knows my heart and my worries - and I am trying my best to turn those things over to him.  But I know that your prayers would be such a big help.  Please pray also for my family - that the transition back to school would go smoothly and that we would all be able to work through this time together.

I also wanted to point out that I have added a new page to Karinne's site.  Just click on the tab "Karinne's Story" towards the top of the site to read the story of our bittersweet journey with our precious daughter.

As always - I welcome your comments of support & prayers -  it is so encouraging to hear from you!


  1. Will definitely be saying a prayer for you and thinking of you. *hugs*

    Karinne's story is beautiful, written with lots of tender care and love, thank you for sharing. You definitely have a way with words.

  2. I will be praying for you. ((HUGS))

  3. I will be praying. I faced this same thing May of this year. I had Eli in February and thought that I would get to take the rest of the year off, but learned that because of insurance I had to go back the last four weeks. I prayed and prayed and really struggled with going back. There were many reasons that I did not feel I was ready. BTW, I taught 6th grade Reading in a middle school. I was scared and just downright anxious. I turned out to be a really good thing for me. My students did not ask a great many questions about what happened and I was able to provide them with some closure. I am not saying that everyday was a breeze, because there were times when I had to hang out in the bathroom for a few minutes to regain my composure. Most days I went in my room during my planning, shut the door and turned out the lights. I just needed some alone time. This year I decided to homeschool my children and did not return. I will be praying for you as you return to the classroom. I know how you are feeling.

  4. I can't believe it has been 14 weeks already. You were isn't getting any easier. You and your family will definitely be in my prayers! ((hugs))