For Those Who Want to Know…

I feel a little bit like my head is going to explode. Literally.

(I seem to have a never-ending headache.)

My mom had to go into in-patient Hospice care on Friday.

I threw a 5th birthday party for my girl on Saturday.

I have a conference I’m hosting in 30 days.

God knows all of this and is pleased to have me at the center of it.  His will.  I am there.

So know that I’m not complaining, I’m just speaking it out there…because I kind of need to.

And I am so thankful for all of you who have been praying, and I’m so thankful for my dear friend Amanda who is cleaning my house and my friend Michelle who watched my babes so I could spend time with my mom.

And my husband.  God bless him.  He is wonderful.

So, there it is, what’s happening and why I’m a bit absent from here lately.

You can read some history on my mom and me here and here and here and here and here and here, if you’d like.

For something uplifting, how about watching this with your babes?

P.S.  Be forewarned, I will probably delete this post after realizing how whiny it comes off!  :)

34 Coffee Talks on “For Those Who Want to Know…”

  1. JessieLeigh says:

    You're not whiny at all! You're maybe a tad overwhelmed… but handling it with grace. Praying that you get the rest you need to feel at your best!
    JessieLeigh´s last [type] ..Apple Cinnamon Granola
    JessieLeigh´s last [type] ..Apple Cinnamon Granola

  2. Kristina says:

    Hey there SarahMae-

    Whiny, no. Real, yes.

    You are correct in that God has placed you in this time for his purpose and to ultimately draw you closer in relationship to him. You are here so you can more greatly depend on him. In 30 ish days you will be in front of a bunch of women, all of us dying to know if your life is really as "perfect" as it seems. Posts like this make us remember that

    a) you are human

    b) we can pray for you

    Keep writing, SarahMae.
    Kristina´s last [type] ..Sundays are Hard
    Kristina´s last [type] ..Sundays are Hard

  3. Love you Sarah and praying for everyone in your family and especially God's perfect peace to reign over you and your heart. Because it's by HIS grace alone!

    {HUG}

  4. Donna S says:

    Sarah,

    Not whiny at all. I love that you're honest. We are all lifting you and your family up in prayer and if there is anything you need please, don't hesitate to ask! Thank you for being transparent – we need more of that in this "community" of bloggers :)
    Donna S´s last [type] ..Then Sings My Soul Sunday
    Donna S´s last [type] ..Then Sings My Soul Sunday

  5. Sarah says:

    Not whiny at all!! You need prayer from your sisters! I will be praying for you!!

  6. Christin says:

    You do not come off as whiny at all. You have a need and there's nothing wrong with expressing that. (((Hugs))) Please, do what you can to get some rest.
    Christin´s last [type] ..Hands On Bible Giveaway!
    Christin´s last [type] ..Hands On Bible Giveaway!

  7. Tiffany says:

    Not whiny just real! I love that. Praying for you and your mom today!!!
    Tiffany´s last [type] ..Dans New Love
    Tiffany´s last [type] ..Dans New Love

  8. Erin says:

    My heart and prayers go out to you. Praise be to God for giving you your Mama after so many years. Praying for your Mom to be in peace and comfort, surrounded by her Savior's (YAY GOD for miracles!!) loving embrace.

    Love,

    Erin
    http://www.homeswheremyheartis.blogspot.com
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    Erin´s last [type] ..Middle School Friendships

  9. Wendy Gunn says:

    Praying for you, Sarah Mae. I've been encouraged by the strong stance you've been taking and all God has been doing through you. He is at work and doing mighty things. I've also been encouraged in my Bible reading to read about Jacob this past week (our church is going through Genesis slowly) and how he took his problems and fears to God and just laid them out there. (You're not whining.) Esau's coming at me with 400 hundred men, I know that I deceived him and the last time I saw him he wanted to kill me. I want to make things right, but I'm afraid!

    I've been waking up overwhelmed every morning lately. (Won't go into the details, except to say that a good friend many miles away is dying, and I don't know if we'll be able to go there to be with the family, depending on a lot of things in God's hands alone.) My weapon is to remind myself of God's promises: He's not going to leave me alone…ever. He's here with me now. No weapon formed against me will stand. What can man do to me? He knows every moment before the beginning of time. (Even the patriarchs had it tough, like Jacob who had to work 14 years for his 2 wives and then was repeatedly cheated by Laban, but God had a plan for him!) and I will not know "why" things happen, probably, until I see Him face-to-face, but He's got it all in and under His control. May God wrap you up in His arms, assure you of His never-failing strength, and everlasting love, and give you the strength and hope you need today (we just need strength for one day, cuz that's how He wants us to live them, one day at a time).

    You've been doing so much–give yourself grace and mercy. Have a good cry, take a nap, don't try to be superwoman, cry out to God. Bless you, and I'll be praying along with many others, for you.

    Blessings,

    Wendy

    Faith's Firm Foundation

  10. sending hugs and prayers your way sweetheart! you're right though – God has you here for a reason and you're only working to bless His name more!
    Heather (Heather&#03´s last [type] ..Big Jim and Me
    Heather (Heather&#03´s last [type] ..Big Jim and Me

  11. I just want you to know that I am praying for your Mom…and for you. I love your blog and I can't wait to hear about your conference. Wish I could attend! Blessings!

    Brandi
    Brandi @ The Well-Bl´s last [type] ..The New Look – Maybe
    Brandi @ The Well-Bl´s last [type] ..The New Look – Maybe

  12. no, not whiney, sarah. i'm so sorry for your whirlwind. praying for you now.
    kristen ~ Pajama Mam´s last [type] ..Why everyones getting rid of their stuff
    kristen ~ Pajama Mam´s last [type] ..Why everyones getting rid of their stuff

  13. Lanie says:

    All I had to read was… "My mom had to go into in-patient Hospice care on Friday." and my heart fell. My mom went into Hospice care a year ago around this same time. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you. ~Lanie J.
    Lanie´s last [type] ..Tuesday Tidbits Dr Suess
    Lanie´s last [type] ..Tuesday Tidbits Dr Suess

  14. Melissa says:

    Not whining, sharing life with your friends. Praying for your mom and peace for your life during this hectic and stressful time. (((hugs)))

  15. Rachel says:

    {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

    Praying for your precious family Sarah Mae….
    Rachel´s last [type] ..Family Fun Time- The County Fair Post
    Rachel´s last [type] ..Family Fun Time- The County Fair Post

  16. Sarah says:

    Please don't take it down. It's real and it's human. AND, we can pray for you knowing what's going on with you.

  17. Crystal says:

    Hugs, Sarah Mae.

    Praying for peace and for an outpouring of His grace in your life!

  18. Barbie says:

    You are real. You are not whiny, you are simply reaching out so that we, your sisters in Christ, could lift you up in prayer. I'll be praying for you, your mom, and all that is going on in your life.
    Barbie´s last [type] ..Miscellany Monday
    Barbie´s last [type] ..Miscellany Monday

  19. Sharon says:

    wow I am sorry about your mother. I had not been aware that she declined so much. It is hard and painful. Please know I am praying for you and for her. Hospice is a wonderful organization and she will be cared for in the most efficient and gentle way. We have dealt with hospice with my mother in law recently and my sister in 2006.

    (my sister is still living in an assisted living care home and doing very well, she has been alcohol free now since 2007 her daughter gives her beer occasionally saying 'mom has the right'). It is a disease that is difficult to understand for children and family members sometimes. (denial gets in the way of the truth)her mom does not have the right to drink when it is unhealthy for her to do so. Please take care of yourself and thank you for being honest with your readers. It helps us know how to pray.

  20. Brandi says:

    Don't delete–this post just shows that you are real!!! We all feel overwhelmed at times, but I am sure through HIS strength you will succeed!!! I read and re-read some of your mom posts. Takes courage to share and be so personal, but I appreciate it. I know my husband can relate to them a whole lot more than I can. I hope you don't mind if I share links to a couple of the posts. Every once in a while I post a Worth the Read series, and I'd like to feature some. God Bless you!!!!
    Brandi´s last [type] ..Autumn
    Brandi´s last [type] ..Autumn

  21. TERE says:

    Your experiences are the same as any of us these days… thanks for sharing, it allows me to know that the past 7 days of craziness was not all for not and oh so blessed regardless…

    now for a cup of hot chocolate and the Hallmark Channel :)

    blessings for your next set of life's adventures, may your path be lit with angel kisses (✿◠‿◠) (◕‿◕)♥"… ƸӜƷ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸❤¸¸.•…

  22. Colleen says:

    You are in my prayers and no, you are not whining.
    Colleen´s last [type] ..Keep Our Eyes on the Prize
    Colleen´s last [type] ..Keep Our Eyes on the Prize

  23. Sam says:

    Not whiny, just honest. It's wonderful. Blessing and Peace over you right now Sarah.
    Sam´s last [type] ..Just want you to know
    Sam´s last [type] ..Just want you to know

  24. Leah says:

    Thank you for posting this…thank you for being transparent. Psalm 94:18 When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O LORD, supported me.
    Leah´s last [type] ..Im raising the women of the next generation
    Leah´s last [type] ..Im raising the women of the next generation

  25. Kalee says:

    Oh Sarah Mae! No, you don’t sound whiny. You sound real, and like a woman trying to cope with what God has said you can handle. I’m praying for you and your mother.
    Kalee´s last [type] ..I Wish
    Kalee´s last [type] ..I Wish

  26. What a blessing that you are where God has put you. His hands will push and guide you through these stressful moments and it will be amazing to see how much stronger in your faith you’ll be on the other side of the next couple of months.

    Hugs and blessings to yoU!
    Kelly @ A Full Table´s last [type] ..How to Peel a Potato
    Kelly @ A Full Table´s last [type] ..How to Peel a Potato

  27. Cecilia says:

    No whining, just real. I can't imagine how hard it is to deal with a sick parent.
    Cecilia´s last [type] ..Im ready
    Cecilia´s last [type] ..Im ready

  28. Jessica says:

    Praying for you and your family!
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    Jessica´s last [type] ..Books!

  29. Krista says:

    Oh sweet sister, I can’t even imagine the range of emotions you’re dealing with. I’m dealing with my grandmom, going into hospice and it’s killing me. This was the woman who was my rock, my love, my strength when my parents marriage dissolved into many pieces. I’ll be praying…

    krista

  30. Not whiny at all Sarah Mae! Just wanted you to know that I am praying for you and your family. HUGS!!! Love you!
    Lisa @ Stop and Smel´s last [type] ..Chocolate Friday Chocolate Chat On Cocoa Powder
    Lisa @ Stop and Smel´s last [type] ..Chocolate Friday Chocolate Chat On Cocoa Powder

  31. Laura says:

    May you feel the Lord lift up His face upon you, Sarah. And may He give you peace. With love, Laura.
    Laura´s last [type] ..What I Know Now- How to Find A Toddler
    Laura´s last [type] ..What I Know Now- How to Find A Toddler

  32. Kiersten Johnson says:

    Sarah Mae, you are an amazing woman of God. I will pray for you as you deal with all the struggles life is bringing. Hospice is an amazing program that we used for my grandfather until he passed away this last Easter.

  33. Mrs Little says:

    You are in God's embrace during this time. from me to you.
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