Friday, December 05, 2008

More than just a broken foot...

I just realized from the angle of the picture that it looks like I injured my left foot.... well, it's actually the right. I can't drive. I've woken up in agonizing pain several times through the night.

It's interesting having physical and emotional pain at the same time. This week-end (the 7th) would have been my sister Libby's 26th birthday. I've been grieving all week. Just needing God in such a deep and desperate way right now.

Please pray for us. It's been a real hard week. Mike is officially out of a job. Yesterday with the foot injury and then the battery died in the van...and well, missing my sister more than words can say. I've experienced burn out this week but now I just laugh because as Mike puts it, "this is absurd". It really is.

I'm getting some blood work done this morning. So I'm fasting. Did I mention I'm hungry? And grumpy? :)

Hoping to still get away this week-end. We're hoping to go to Mike's parents beach house (thanks Faf & Daddy Mike (mom & dad!) I know I might be crawling up the steps but I think I need the ocean to heal. To heal my foot. To heal my heart. To heal my mind.

I'm so raw and sensitive right now. Emotionally, mentally, physically.

So would you guys please pray for me? And if you feel led could you drop me some encouragement? I really could use it.


Caren said...

My heart aches for you. For this week, for the hard times you and Mike have gone thru. I wish I could be closer to help you with your children, clean, cook, whatever you needed. My kids would LOVE yours :) I don't know why God allows such hardship to come on one family. All I can say is this. CLING TO JESUS! He loves you all so much. You are in the palm of His hand. He has your best interests at heart, and He will NEVER leave you. NEVER. He is ALWAYS faithful to those that love Him. CLING TO JESUS.
I'm praying for you, crying for you, wishing I could be closer and come give you a hug. I love you Jen. So many people love you, but even more important, JESUS loves you.

Mimi said...

Praying for you

Michelle said...

I can send you love. lots of it too!

Ashleigh said...

Am praying, Jennifer!

Anonymous said...

Don't know if you got my voicemail... Bring the kids here. In fact bring yourself and all the kids and put your foot up on my couch while I run around with our combined gang. Have Mike throw the laundry in the car too... I'm doing laundry anyway.
Julie aka Jack and Sam's Mom

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Leigh--I love you. I will keep praying for you this week. Friend, I encourage you to sit at the Savior's feet this weekend. Bring your anger, bring your pain, bring your sadness, bring your frustrations, bring your hopes, bring everything to HIM and let the Lord bring comfort to your heart and refreshment to your soul.
"Be still and know that I am God."
I believe that God is putting you in a place where you have to be still...amidst the craziness...amidst the trials...amidst it all. He is your Refuge and your Strength. He is an ever-present help in times of trouble. "Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging...God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts. The LORD Almighty is with us;the God of Jacob is our fortress... 'Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.' The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress." Psalm 46
As Caren said, the LORD is holding you and will never let you go.
I don't understand why God allows certain things to come about... but I know that He is infinitely wise and completely trustworthy. He is our hiding place and our refuge amidst the storm. I will pray for peace, rest, and healing for you.

Love you always,


Katie Virginia Battaglia said...

all i can say is I LOVE YOU and I'm you're in my heart! Imagine me giving you an big, tight hug!

Anonymous said...

At this special time, Jennifer, remember.... you were loved and called and chosen and planned for before God made the heavens and the earth equipping you and establishing you for such a time as this.
Feel the power of these words, the significance of these words....being known,wanted, never left alone or without purpose. The emotion of these words!!! To a heart that is searching, that is hurting, wandering without sight because of intensity of circumstances....receive this truth deep in your soul. You belong now....and forever....a safe, secure place of being known by your Heavenly Father who loves you and is keeping you by His almighty power.
May the God of all comfortr hold you tight, so very tight, and show you His heart in the midst of all that is going on.
Four precious little ones are trusting you to trust God ... a grace God will continue to supply as you walk by faith and fact and not by feelings. No, not easy, but As you call on HIm, He WILL answer and show you great and mighty things....this day.

"No, no.... never let go". Press in to what Kels has written and see God's hand work mightily in your life. Experience says this is so! You are loved....and amazing....and learning....and leaning hard. Blessings on you all.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, check out this sermon from my pastor yesterday. One of the most encouraging messages I have ever heard. It will be a good word for you.

Go to the 12/7/08 sermon entitled: Jesus/Not Jesus: Are you a Docetist?

Faith comes from hearing, and hearing the word of God.