Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hello Again...

I haven't posted in awhile mostly because I don't have any good news or bad news to share. It's been 4 months and we are still at my Mom's. When we moved in we thought it was going to be for just a few weeks. I had no idea those weeks would now be months. I tell myself everyday we are blessed to have a roof over our heads, food in our belly's and most of all Ray's medicine. We are lucky to have what we have when so many have nothing. I know I am appreciating the simple things in life that I once took for granted. 

Eleni has been a real trooper through all of this until the other day. She finally had her breakdown and the tears flowed. She said she just missed having her own room and her stuff. I held back the tears and looked over at Ray and could see he was also holding his back. I think that's the hardest part about all of this is seeing her so sad. I tell her what I tell myself everyday in time we will have our own place again.


Thanks to all of you who stop by and read my blog. You will never know how much your comments and even personal emails mean. Some days those kind words go further than you think. :) I hope you all had another blessed weekend.




Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Oh Donna, you know my story and it does happen, it took me 9 months for it to happen but it did and I wouldn't trade the five years I had living with my son for nothing! Please tell Elenia that it will happen...I'm glad you posted yesterday I was wondering where you were at:)

Bittersweet Primitives said...

Donna, for some reason you are where you are supposed to be right at this moment. Cherish the moments you are having (whether good or bad) and remember that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. I wish you all well and hang in there. Sherie

Carmen C. said...

Donna, you've been so strong through all of this, hang in there just a while longer! You WILL have a home of your own again, I'm sure of it:)

Farm Field Primitives said...

Donna, please continue to hang on. You will get your own home is His time. Elenia will someday understand all of this. It's just hard at her age. I will continue to pray for you and hope things will change. Take care.

Janene said...

Donna~I will say a special prayer for you each night that Elani will have her own room, and you and Ray will have your own home again soon!
Family is so specail...I'm sure your Mom really enjoys having all of you home!
Keep the Faith!

Susannah said...

Listen, It's hard for me, as an outsider, to think about your troubles...can you just imagine what your daughter is thinking? I feel bad for all of you.I know...right now it seems like there is no way out but ..THERE IS....someday in the future. Keep your chin up and try to smile through it all.

Still in my prayers every night.

How is your husband doing?


Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Hi Donna,
I've missed seeing ya around blogland...I've been thinkin of ya and will [continue] to keep you in my prayers. I know how difficult this has been, but like the other gals said, you have been so strong through all this...hang in there. Things will get better....I can't imagine how Eleni is feeling....and I know it just breaks your heart to see her cry....Eleni is truly blessed to have mom as strong as you...don't forget that! ;) You will get through this. (((hugs)))


Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

DOnna I think everyone else said it all so well so I will just add that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad you posted!! Give Eleni extra hugs and tell her we all sympatihize with her. Wishing you all good things to come!!

hugs, Linda

In His service, Anne said...

I'm very glad to hear from you! I was worried, and even tried to email, but could not find an address. Elani will look back on this when she is older and appreciate everything that much more. Prayers fors,
all of you.

At Home With Amy said...

This has to be hard for you Donna. Just don't give up! I will say an extra special prayer for Eleni. This just breaks my heart. Even though you might be feeling some doubt, God Is Still In Control.
Many hugs,

This Country Girl said...


Your post made me almost cry for Eleni especially! I think as a good mother, that is probably what hurts the most...we want our children to be happy! I know it's hard to see it, but God really is in control of this situation...just trust Him and let Him guide you and let Eleni watch....she'll be stronger for it! You are always in my prayers! Ya'll just hang in there...and keep counting your blessings! Our pastor said yesterday that depression cannot take root in the heart of a thankful person! I like that! We can always be thankful for something!

Love ya,

basketsnprims said...

Everyone has said what I wanted to say so just know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Kindra said...

Donna, let me give you a big virtual hug. I know this must be so tough for you. It will pass and you will all get a chuckle saying "remember when?". It's hard seeing our children being sad. Hang in there. I know better times are soon ahead.

country gal said...

I'll keep ya'll in my prayers still. You have a become a real friend to my mom and I. Even before I got my blog, I knew about you...and all the other bloggers. Mom somtimes would share your posts and other's with me. And when I got my blog, well I just got REALLY close to all the bloggers. God Bless!!

Love, Joy =D

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Hi Donna,

It's me again...just checking on you. You were on my mind! I hope everything is okay! Just wanted to also let you know you were in my prayers today too!

Have a great day!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Hi Donna,

I was going to email you but found you didn't have your email address posted on your profile. Thank you for dropping by my blog and posting. Its always good to hear from you. I feel that we have a lot in common.

This week has been a rough one with Wendell basically losing his medicaid on Monday then getting a letter from Social Security saying they are taking/garnishing basically his disability by $300 a month! (to long a story to type here) You know I am working part time, right? Well I make $624 before taxes and basically because I am trying to work, etc... he has to pay almost $500 a month to receive any medical help. They cut out our food stamps all together so now we only have $72 a month for groceries/incidentals. I don't know what we'll do but pray each night God will show me the way soon.

Well, I would type more but better not. You don't have to post this if you don't want to. Email me sometime if you would like to chat. Take care,


prashant said...

I wish you all well and hang in there. Sherie

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