Larry just checked and the storm warning is until 2 pm. So we are pretty much working from home today. Despite the extra snuggle time we will both actually get twice as much work done today as there won't be interruptions we get at the office.
Thank you everyone for your prayers yesterday. Things are looking a bit better with our situation. We are dealing with something with one of our children. My heart was just broken yesterday. Don't let anyone kid you, parenting is THE hardest job in the world. One thing I have realized is that it's much better not to go it alone. I mean, Larry and I have each other and we ultimately have the Lord. However, it helps to reach out to other human beings who might be able to not only pray but advise you or even talk to your child if necessary and speak into their life. I meet so many parents, even in the church, who are so private about family struggles and when it comes down to it -- prideful. They won't speak up for fear people will think they are not the perfect parent, they don't have the perfect kid, they don't have it all together. Well surprise, no one thinks you're perfect anyway so you might as well reach out and get help. In our house, we don't air our dirty laundry to everybody. I generally ask for a special prayer request without giving details but there are some people we do open up to, lay it all on the table, and ask for specific help. Yesterday there were a few angels on assignment who helped us. Praise God. I believe things will progressively get better in the days ahead through God's help and other's positive influence. I appreciate all of you and your prayers.
The Lord helped us through a family stormy yesterday and today he is helping us through a literal storm outside. We're going to be fine -- He just thought some people in Pasco County needed some more snuggle time, I guess. :-)