I know...I know. It's been FOREVER since I've posted anything. I have to be honest. I've not had much to post on in the devotional area of late. Well...that isn't entirely true either. I have but just haven't taken the time to sit down and do it. There has been so much going on that I've just been consumed with. Not so much physically but moreso emotionally and spiritually. I've been in a lull of sorts and have been trying to deal with it in my own way. My own way is to basically withdraw and deal with it on my own. Just me and the Lord. I have been posting on my Facebook but that has been the extent of it lately.
Kristina is now 47 days away from being married to her sweetheart. So we are quite busy planning for that special day. There is much to do before that day arrives. July 11th is that day and it will be here before we know it. I was telling her the other day it seems like just last week it was going to be 108 more days till the wedding. Now we are at 47 days.
I've also been dealing with the whole thing of my brother's murder. That has been quite a thing to go through lately. The man that murdered him signed a plea deal and we had the first sentencing on March 23rd. The second sentencing for the second charge of arson was to be on May 19th but that didn't happen. My parents, my sister and I all drove to Mississippi for that sentencing only to find out after arriving there that the sentencing had been continued. So that trip was a wasted trip. We did get the estate settled (which was quite emotional as well) but no sentencing took place. So now we are headed back to Mississippi on Monday (my parents) and Tuesday for me to HOPEFULLY see this all be finalized and hopefully get SOME closure on this. The sentencing is scheduled for Wednesday at 2:30 CST. I thought I was doing well with all of this until we settled the estate and found out that we'd have to wait another week for the sentencing. I have cried and cried and cried every day since last Monday. I found that I'm not handling it all as well as I had thought. Other things are going on in my life that are having an effect on me as well.
It also broke my heart that Michelle came down a couple of weekends ago to get the rest of her things to take them to NC with her. That pretty much told me that she does not plan to come back home. That also tore my heart out. She is dating a young man in the Army by the name of John. From what we can tell he is a wonderful person and we hope to meet him when he comes back from his deployment for R&R. He truly seems to love Michelle and for that I'm very thankful.
The better news is that Jessica and Ronnie are expecting their little girl Candyce to make her arrival sometime after the first of August. Jessica says they are not real sure of her specific due date now because Jessica is measuring a week ahead of the original due date. So they are hoping to know more at the next ultrasound appointment. We are very excited about getting to meet our granddaughter very soon. We praise the Lord that all is going well!!!
So that is what has been going on. Please continue to pray for my family and me. Pray the sentencing happens this time with no more continuances. We need this to be over!! Thank you all so much for you blogging friendship and your continued support and visits to Julie's Jewels. I love you all more than you will ever know.