Jul 6, 2010

58 days and counting

I feel like I should suspend the blog until after the wedding, so that I don't feel guilty for not writing. Obviously, it's been pretty busy with lots of life changes- starting a new job, me moving into our new house, working on the wedding. But they are all good changes.

Ian is still going to therapy every day. The company that Ian started with his best friend David, Vinegar Hill Pictures, has moved their offices into our new house. This gives Ian the opportunity to go to the office more often and be involved with the business a little bit more.

Please pray that God would give us grace and wisdom for our upcoming marriage. Ian hasn't been feeling well lately and it would be wonderful if he was feeling 110% on August 28.

Missing Steve so so much.

Thank you for praying.


Anonymous said...

Will miss your updates, but completely understand. Will continue to pray, especially that Ian would feel well. Looking forward to some wedding pics.

Lisa said...

Please don't feel pressure to write. When you can, it's lovely to see how you guys are doing. But, your readers understand that sometimes life is distracting!

Praying for you,

Anonymous said...

I'll be missing your posts but will continue to pray for you both as you start your new life together as husband and wife on August 28th.
Do hope Ian has extra energy and strength to enjoy this special time in your life together. Oh, how he must miss his dad so very much.
Wendy in MD

babydoc said...

You take all the time off now or after the wedding from blogging land, just make sure you come back:-) The best of yours and Ian's stories are yet to come and I don't want to miss out. Will continue to pray for you.

Liz, UK

Anonymous said...

Praying for you both as your wedding day approaches. God will supply all your needs in Christ.:)
Melissa in BC Canada

Linda Weaver said...

I first found your blog through Radical Womanhood after Carolyn's original V-Day post a few years ago. (Which is strange, as I don't really follow her blog even.) I've been mostly out of the country the past 3 years and as a result of limited Internet connection, didn't keep up with many sites. But I still carried you and Ian's situation in my heart and thoughts.
The other day I started wondering about you, and decided to "check up" on you. As I scrolled back to last fall's posts to start reading, I realized it had been much longer than I thought since I had been here.
I could scarcely believe it when I realized Mr. Steve is on that side of heaven now. And of course,the wedding announcement was news to me, as well. It illustrated (again)how the joy and the pain of life are married to each other.
I wept my way through months of your blog posts, my own heart deeply touched with your family's journey. I have no words of consolation, no smooth theological explanations, no answers for the questions. Only tears... and hugs... and prayers.
After I lost a close friend in an accident two years ago, these words became something for me to hang onto;

“The inward part of a man is said to be broken and crushed when his sinful nature is broken, his ungodly self slain, his impenetrable hardness softened, his haughty vain glorying of pride brought low. In fact, when he becomes as nothing in himself, and when God is everything to him, that's when he is broken. When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, trials, disappointments, sickness, or by thwarted desires, or a broken friendship, when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us.”
Oswald Chambers

May God give you "strength as your day" and be the everlasting arms underneath you.