Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November 25 ( I think) Wednesday

I am so sorry that it has been such a long time since I have been keeping you up to date. I just haven't been feeling like doing much of anything. But today, I am trying to start a new day. I am up...with jeans on, and am going to try to do something relaxing and outside today.

Folks, I cannot tell you how I hurt. I know it will be a while before I even begin to feel some semblance of a life again. You know..you get into a routine...and then when part of the routine is gone.....you just feel lost again. But with God's help, your prayers and support we will make it!!!
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The kids are doing pretty well. Hannah struggles most. Her friends came over last night....it is always a blessing to see her smile. They always bring a smile to her face.

Isaac is doing well. I thank God for the Van Zant family. They have allowed Brady to be here most days and that keeps Isaac well entertained.

Matthew has his own way of coping. He is in his room most of the time. Although he is spending sometime with his friends which I think helps him some.

Rach does miss her friends very much. But I appreciate Sara Privott taking her to the horsebarn to ride horses. She seems to enjoy that so much.

I do want to thank each any everyone of you for all of your thoughtfulness, food, flowers, cards, contributions, and so much more. My family is just amazed at how the church has just stepped in and done all that you have done. My school family has also done so much it is hard to name. You all have shown so much support.\\\\\\\\\

I have heard good things about Chic-fil-a and Papa Angelos. Wow. John has touched so many lives. It is incredible. Thank you to all of you.

There is more to come...we have a road ahead that will be difficult and I covet each and all of your prayers. But I would like to ask specific prayer for these things;

Peace for the children and myself
Sleep at night...peaceful and restful
A quiet mind
Help for when I need to move back into my home
Help for when I have to go through his things...just a peace and help from God.
And wisdom, from above, on how to handle my children, my life, our life, and the future to come.
And Christmas....I can't even begin to go there. We had so many traditions......I just don't know.

Just pray.

I am going to go to facebook and tell everyone that I won't be on there for a while....this will be my release as well as any news I may have.

Please never stop praying.....we love you all....
Saundra

17 comments:

Donetta said...

I won't stop praying for you, sweet friend. Anything I can do to help you, I will do it. I love you!

Summer Wetwiska said...

I have never stopped and will definitly continue prayers for your precious family! We love you all and are here for you! Please call if you need anything!!!! Love ya!

Alisa said...

Our family continues to pray for your whole family. Even our six and three year old don't forget to pray for the Griffis family.

tamsam29 said...

You are in my prayers each and every day. If you need help with anything, I am here for you. I miss you a lot, I miss seeing your sweet family in the Bethany Halls. I can't imagine your pain, but know I will continue to pray for you always, for the peace and the strength you need, to get through the coming days.

Pat said...

You are and will remain in my prayers for you and your precious family.

Hall Family said...

Continually praying for your precious family.

david b mclaughlin said...

You are in our prayers every day. Our hearts hurt for your loss.

Kristie said...

Saundra, thank you so much for updating. Not only because I care and truly want to know how you and the kids are doing, but also for listing specific prayer requests. I woke early this morning and prayed for all of you .... tomorrow morning, I will know what to ask for, for each of you. Yes, Chick-Fil-A, Papa Angelos, t-shirts .... all these things are wonderful. But the inspiration behind them, John and your beautiful family, are what is really wonderful. I was so impressed in the church on Monday ... I have never seen it that full, except for Chrismas Eve! What an impact you have all made ....

Cindy said...

Always in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Saun,
I can only imagine the hurt & loss you feel.One thing I remember when the girls dad & when my dad passed away was take one day at a time. It is too overwhelming to think about more than that. God will be with you one step at a time. Lean totally on Him. The other thing I remember, so not to make any large decisions. There is no rush. God will clear your mind when it is time to make these decisions.What kept me going is knowing that I will meet Jim and my dad and all of loved ones again in heaven. Hold on to that promise with everything strength you have! Honey,my heart hurts for you. It is to hard to know what to feel or if you are feeling anything! For my girls, with them being so young it to them awhile to really grieve for their dad. So be patient & understanding, for we all handle grieve in many different ways. A Christina counselor really help Karrie & Kristal though this process when it finally came. There is now set way we grieve, there is steps that you go thru. I couldn't have done it without the Lord's strength & promise. I wish we could be there with you! I just want to wrap my arms around you & your kids. The days ahead will be difficult! The pain never really goes away but God lessness each day that we put our hand in His. God be with you honey! We love you all and won't stop praying for you.
Call me anytime if you need to talk! Marlan

Anonymous said...

My children and I pray for you and your family each morning. We do not know you personally, but through BFC. Thank you for providing specific prayer requests.

Anonymous said...

I continually pray and have your family in my thoughts through this tough time. My heart continually hurts for you all. I wish nothing but the best for you and your entire family. I hope the healing from God continues through this tough time and I know that the peace of God which transcends all understanding will cover your family.

Jonathan Dyer

Anonymous said...

Our family continues praying for you. We have never met but I went to school at BHS and BNC with John. We played little league together and I was right behind him in a picture of our team in the slideshow. I have a burden for you guys right now and won't stop praying. Stay strong....Jeff Adams

Lori said...

We are praying for your family each and every day. You are loved!!

tammy said...

I will keep you in my prayers daily. Love you sooo much

Kari Moroz said...

Saundra, I don't know if we will ever stop praying for you and your sweet children. We are so impacted by this loss and outpouring of the Bethany community. I didn't know John, but I know you and absolutely LOVE you! And I love how Bethany has surrounded you and your family. I can't imagine a better place on earth than right here where we are. I want to hug you so bad, just know we are praying daily and nightly for you. Gracie prays with me and we are with you, my friend. Seems like there is an unlimited supply of love and support here. I thank God for this beautiful family of God that has been there for you...Chick Fil A was surreal, I ate with 200 of my closest friends! Surely that is what heaven is like! LOVE YOU!

Wendy V said...

I don't know if you remember me but I am Lora Vaughn's mom, Wendy. I met you one day at Wal Mart and Lora had made you and Mr. G tie dyed T-Shirts. You and your family have been heavy on our heart's since all that has happened. My heart and Lora's continually grieve for you and we pray daily for you and the children. We will now be praying your specific requests, Thank You for posting. There are just no words to express our Love and Concern for all of you. I know you probably have more support than you know what to do with but know that if there is anything that we can do, we are sincerly here for you to help with anything you may need. One day at a time and some days one second at a time will be all you can do. As far as going thru Mr. G's things that may take some time and if it does just know that its OK! We Love You All, Wendy Vaughn, Lora Vaughn's Mom.