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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Prayer Please...

Yes, it is Wednesday but there's no Wednesday's Walk for me this week. I am getting ready to leave town for a couple of days, and I didn't feel like I had time today to give it the attention that it would need.

I am extremely sore from the gym yesterday. I bailed on it this morning to get some last minute things done and to give my poor aching legs a rest. I don't have much time so this will be short and sweet.

I am going for some training to help me pursue my new mission in life (more to come...). I will be away from my family for only two nights, but it already feels like an eternity. This is not something that happens frequently in our home, and no one likes Mommy being away. Daddy will do a fine job taking care of the girls, and I have a couple of friends that will take good care of them, too. But still...

I do have to admit that I'm looking forward to being alone in my hotel room. Reading. Journaling. Watching tv. Whatever I want to do. That will be nice. But knowing me, I'm sure I'll be thinking about home and wishing I was here.

Please pray for me though. While I am very excited about the opportunity before me and its potential, I am also struggling more with losing Grady. I would much rather just have him here with me. If he were here, I wouldn't be going for training. I could just be his Mommy. Well, I am his Mommy, but you know what I mean... It's very bittersweet for me.

I hear the training is emotionally intense. Please pray that I will be able to get through it. Please pray for Gib and the girls while I'm gone that things will go well for them. Please pray for my safe travel. Please pray that God will use this training and Grady's short life for His glory. That's really what all of this is about...

I will not have a computer with me, so I'll be back with another post over the weekend! Thanks for the prayers! We'll "chat" again soon...



  1. I'll be praying for you Tonya. It will be difficult to go through the type of training you're going to be going through - especially while your grief is so fresh. Remember to "Be strong and of a good courage. Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed. For the Lord our God is with thee, whereever you go." BUT, saying that...let yourself cry. It's part of healing. I'm looking forward to hearing from you after you're back.

  2. Thank you for writing out these specific requests. I will copy them down and keep them in the car while I travel too.

    May the Lord keep your heart...

  3. tonya-
    so so curious! can't wait to hear more. love you.