Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We are home...

WE HAVE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so grateful to have our power back and be able to return home. It is a mess, but will work until its done. Just having all of Annabel's things close by makes things so much better. She is really struggling with her breathing as I am sure this is due from sleeping in hotels, other homes and now home to our house that already smells of damp musty air. We have an adjuster coming out in the next couple of days to assess the damage. From there we will decide the extent of the work and Annabel may not be able to be in the home while the work is being done. We have a few options and just trying to decide what is best.
Let me put this into perspective, this is nothing compared to the many people we know who have lost their homes. They have lost all of their belongings that are covered with sewage and mold, etc. When I feel a little inconvenienced all I have to do is think of them (won't mention them by name) and I see everything more clearly. We never know why things like this happen but will pray that God has some better plan that we just can't see at this time.
Things are fairly dull and boring around here so may not post until the kids are all back to school and life is back to normal, whatever that may be !!

12 comments:

Laurie said...

WELCOME HOME CATHY AND ANNABEL!!

This is a big start in getting back to normal isn't it? A new normal in a lot of ways but I am praying that Annabel does much better being surrounded by the things she is familiar with and praying for her breathing to improve. Lots of changes Cathy, and I thank the Lord for being with you, helping you all along the way. He sure does love you and so do I. I am praying for you friend.

Love and Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The VW's said...

I'm so glad you were able to return home! I pray that you will be able to have your house fixed up real soon and that Annabel is feeling better very soon! God Bless You!

Tamara said...

Hey Cath, so glad that you are back! Power.... what would we do with out it? How would our little ones survive without it? I will pray that Miss Annabels breathing get better! Poor little soul it's so hard on them not to be in their own comfy room. Bless her heart, I wish you all could come here and relax, use all Abbs stuff while your getting things fixed! Hugs from CO!

May said...

I'm really glad to see annabel smiling again! her smile is infectious, i'd think about it ever so often and wanna see her again! Patience with getting things back in order...one day at a time.

Julie said...

I feel like I do know you and wish you were here too. Maybe God will allow us to meet one day.

Kenzie said...

Cathy-

So sorry that I'm just catching up now... things have been crazy here just as I imagine they are at your house too. YAAAYYY! Power!! Just so thankful that you are all safe and were able to enjoy some time in Dallas before coming back to all of this here.

I absolutely LOVE the pictures that were taken of Annabel... she looks so beautiful and they are so sweet... thank you for sharing them all with us!

Love you guys and praying for you all!
Kenzie

Stacy said...

Praising God with you for Power restored! Yehhhh! :)

Tamara said...

How are you! I miss your posts! I know your busy, but I now am having withdrawls!!! Please write and let us know whats up! Miss you too!

The VW's said...

I was thinking about you and Annabel and wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you! I hope that Annabel is doing well and that things at home are getting back to normal for all of you. Take care!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I am so glad you're home! I hope that things are settling down, and you can get a plan worked out for the repairs.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I would have to say yes to your question. Poop, snot, CPT, tube feeds, this defines our lives!!! Not really, LOVE does, but most of the time the other stuff seems to get in the way!!!
Love you:)