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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Updates and Prayer Request

Hi friends,

It has been a busy summer for us so far, and even this month it seems we've witnessed much of life's ebb and flow. I wanted to give a few quick updates tonight since I'll be away from my computer for the next week or so.

~For the Independence Day weekend, we traveled out of state to meet our newest nephew for the first time. Nephew T was born back in April to Chuck's brother and his wife. He is just adorable, and we had such a good time getting to know him. I'll have to ask his parents if I can share a photo with you here on the blog so you can see his big blue eyes!

~Last week my sister and her boys (Nephews A & N) came from Louisiana to stay with us. We had a great fun-filled week together. Now that the boys are both in school and my sis is teaching again, I'm sure we will really look forward to summertime with them each year. We mostly spent lots of time at home, playing video games and board games and reading books. I love climbing into their bed each night for story time while they are visiting. As a lover of books myself, it makes me very happy that they both love to read and listen to stories.
The coolest thing we did was watch this week's launch of the space shuttle Endeavour on the big screen at Johnson Space Center. At ages 8 and 6, the boys are finally old enough to really enjoy having an uncle who works at NASA. We were so glad to hear them say how "awesome" it was!

~This week I will be spending some time with my family in Louisiana. Early this morning, we got word that my uncle had passed away in a car accident during the night. If you wouldn't mind, please remember my family in your prayers. I know it will be a tough week for my mom as she buries her older brother.
Being with my mom this week means that I will have no Internet connection. I'll miss being in touch with my blog pals, but as always, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. I'll be eager to catch up with all of you when I get home!

Stacey

21 comments:

iamstacey said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time with your family!

Hope in Virginia said...

Sounds like you have had a lot of great, quality family time recently. I am so sorry to hear about your uncle - how very sad - you and your family are in my prayers. Safe travels.

twondra said...

Sooooo sorry about your uncle. Your family is definitely in my thoughts and prayers. :(

Sunny said...

Having a brother who died in a car accident, I know the pain that comes from such a sudden loss. My prayers are with your family! Thinking of you often (even if I'm not posting comments or blog updates myself).

Dan & Hillary and little Russell said...

Stacey- I am so sorry for your family. It is the hardest to be 'left behind.' Love to you and your Mom as you grieve together.

A said...

I will definitely pray for your family this week!!

prayerfuljourney said...

Your uncle is in my prayers. That is wonderful that your nephews are lovers of books and that you got to share you love of books with them too. Being a good role model of reading is very important for the young. I'm a lover of reading myself. Reading for me is a little brain "getaway". I just love a good book. God bless you.

Becky said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. I will be remembering all of you in prayer as you grieve over this sudden and tragic loss.

Life In Mazes said...

I am so sorry to hear of your uncle's sudden death. I will offer up some extra prayers for your family. If I can do anything for you all, let me know.

Peace,
C

TRS said...

Blessings to your family as they deal with this sudden loss.

So sorry.

T

sharonvw said...

I'll be thinking of you all Stacey! So sorry for your loss!

Jenn said...

I am truly sorry for the pain your family is feeling now. Much prayer for you all. Luv u!

Amy said...

Will be praying for you. I'm so sorry about your uncle. This isn't the best way to spend time with family, but I know you will be a blessing.

Straubles said...

Sorry to hear about your uncle. Praying for you and the time with family. Hugs!

American History said...

Keeping you in our prayers. We lit a candle at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher thanks to http://HolyLandPrayer.com. God bless.

Amber said...

sorry for your loss will definitely be praying for your family

Andrea said...

I'm so sorry about your uncle! :-( *HUG* I'll be praying for y'all.

Eileen said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will definitely keep your family in my prayers at this difficult time. *HUGS*

Hear My Cry~Jenileigh said...

Just stopping by to say hello and offer a hug, (((Stacey)))

I Believe in Miracles said...

Praying!

Hear My Cry~Jenileigh said...

((())))