Monday, September 15, 2008

Update & Prayer : 91508

Forgot to mention this yesterday...

When we met with our realtor, Suzanne, last Friday, she mentioned a family that is moving to the area and said that they will be here this coming weekend to look at homes. Our house is listed in their price range and it is close to where the wife/mom will be working. We are praying that they will be interested in looking at our house and that they will be able to see it this weekend. Please pray with us.

A quick update and some prayer requests...

We made it back to GA Thursday evening. It has been good to see our friends and spend time with them, but it is tough to be here. There are many reminders of a terribly dark time. We are staying at a friend's place and are at our house only to do the things that need doing in order to get it ready to sell. We met with our realtor on Friday morning and took care of all that. We have LOTS to do.

On a very funny note, yesterday at church the pastor, as he always does, invited the little ones to the front so that he could tell them a story before they were dismissed for kids' church. He started out by asking them, "What do you all call each other?" or something to that effect. He quickly moved on with his story when a little boy responded, "My momma calls my dad a jerk." Oh boy...

--safety while traveling back to GA
--fun times with our friends
--getting things settled with our realtor
--a group of ladies are planning to come on Saturday to help pack

--finish painting the laundry room on Monday
--pack up/rearrange/stage the guest room and Summer's b-room on Tuesday
--pack up/rearrange/stage the master b-room and dining room on Wednesday
--pack up/rearrange/stage the office and living room on Thursday
--have a FUN day on Friday
--pack up/rearrange/stage the kitchen on Saturday
--have everything staged by the end of Saturday
--have FUN evenings together
--Nicol told me today that it's all she can do just to be in the house... please pray for her broken heart
--grace and patience... especially for me

Love and thanks to all...


The Mangus Family said...

we continue to pray for your family...

Courtney said...

Thanks for the update and specific prayer requests. God bless you as you make this step at a time...


Baseballs and Tutu's said...

I can not being to say that I can even fathom how you and Nicol are feeling however my heart goes out to you.

In having four children I can not imagine what you and your entire family are going through. You all will remain in my prayers during this very tough week. I know that this must be very difficult for the both of you.

You are blessed to have such good friends that you are able to stay with so as not to have to be spending nights there. I can imagine how hard that would be for you.

Will continue to think of you all and pray that things go well!!

May God Bless you!

auntmommie said...

Praying. You are deeply loved.
Sandi Faulk, San Antonio, TX


it has to be extreamly hard I pray for your family and that the nexyt move a better move can be the best for you and your family.a frest start not to forget but to create more awesome memorys. luke is with you wear ever you go so a house is nothing but a roof of shelter its the memeorys that make it great.

Carrie said...

I check your blog daily and have been praying since Angie first posted the news. Thank you for listing your specific prayer requests. I will lift them up this week in my prayers.

Mare said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

georgia tarheel said...

Oh! I have been praying. I woke up this morning with you guys weighing heavy on my heart and found myself actually teary-eyed as I prayed for you. I couldn't shake it and so I figured I was supposed to pray more for you today than usual. I hope that the Lord has blessed you today. Tell Nicol we are all praying for her and the difficulty she is having being in the house.

May God shower you with his strength and encouragment and show you His mighty love and grace!

THAT GIRL said...

"And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God..." (KJ)
Leviticus 23:40

Praying for you and your beloved you rejoice with your branches of joys, strength and of weeping and sorrow.

noahandlylasmommi said...

glad you made it home safely. I will be praying for you and Nicol and everyone involved with helping you move. Big hugs to both of you!

Sheryl said...

Thank you for giving us specific things to be praying for. Also for reminding us of the praises in the middle of the pain.


marcifarci said...

Thinking of you guys every day! Looking forward to your visit home when you are ready to come up.
Take Care Always!
Love You! Marci Ann

krista said...

I am praying for you and thinking of you guys. These are hard times for you I am sure. Love you guys.


Laurie said...

Praying for all that you have requested and especially for Nicole's broken heart. May God carry you through all of the preparations to sell your house and provide you with a buyer right away. I pray for you all each day that the Lord give you the strength for the day to make it through. Asking Him to bless you beyond measure for your pain. I know He will, in His time. For now, draw close to eachother and let nothing but Him come between you. You guys are loved out here in California.

Love and Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

vaneblu said...

we'll continue praying for your family!!!
that boy's mom must have been RED Faced all day *lol*

Mom to 2 boys +? said...

Ps 34:18 " The Lord is near those who have a broken heart, and saves such as are crushed in spirit"
Romans 8:18 "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us"
Your comment about Nicol's broken heart reminded me of these verses the Lord showed my right after I lost my baby. God has her in His hands. I pray that God will give you energy, peace and his grace to make it through this tough week.

Denise said...

I'm so, so sad reading your post tonight. So much has been taken away from you. Not just the obvious, the life of your beautiful son . . . but just the simple joy and innocent love of a family who will never be able to go back to how it was before. My heart hurts for you just thinking of you having to now give up your home too.
I pray for all of your needs -- both written down and those unspoken on your heart.

M said...

I will be praying for your needs during this week, tell Nicole a sister in Christ from Ecuador, South America loves her and thinks of her everyday.
My love and prayers for your family,someday we get to meet in Heaven.

Rissa Mendes said...

Greg & Nicol.. I just want you to know you are in my prayers.. I'll be praying for you as you go & pack and get things ready...May Gods Grace & Peace cover both of you in the days to come..
with Much Love,

Angie P. said...

I can't even imagine how hard all of this must be on you both. My children are my life and I can't even fathom your pain. I'm so sorry and I'm praying for you.

Heidi said...

Please give Nicol our love. If we lived closer, we'd happily help paint and stage! I hope others around you are able to help carry some of that burden!

Kendra said...

Being a NICU nurse I have been greatly impacted by loss. I still cannot fathom what you must be going through at this time and I pray for you and your family often. I would like to urge you to remember that God gave us emotions for a purpose and wether it's crying or screaming or simply sitting it. God will use it in the process of healing, but also remember that it is a process. Praying for you often.

In Christ,

Angie said...

Today as always you are in our prayers. I hope you can feel God walking next to you and let him lift you up over the next few days.

Misty Rice said...

Praying that God continues to give you the strength and courage to face this continued difficult time. I can't imagine. Praying for God's kind of band-aid for the broken hearts. Praying for God's kind of Tylenol for the pain.


Kristy said...

Oh, I do pray that everything moves quickly and easily - that everything on your to-do list gets done. I pray for comfort and peace while ya'll are working in the house, and that God will give you happy memories while there.
Also, that all of your hard work pays off, and the house sells quickly.

sheila said...

My heart feels heavy for Nicol today. I will continue to pray for each of you and for peace to come over Nicol each time she needs to go to the house. I am sure you have lots of pictures of your house and yard and all that was special before things changed. It may be worth taking some pictures now for your family. Sometime down the road each will want to connect and I think some pictures of this time will help the healing. There were happy times in your home. I hope that makes sense. I will continue to pray for a quick and easy sale, God is not concerned about the housing market, and peace that only God's love and mercy can give. Hugs and smiles to each of you. In God's Love, sheila

Courtney said...

I have been thinking of you today. I have this feeling that today is especially hard for you and Nicol. To the Lord, I lift you both. My heart hurts with yours. I pray that God's peace will surround you today.