Wednesday

Just....Here

I have not left my house since Thursday, the 11th. There are a variety of reasons including no place to go as everything is closed and to conserve gas. Conserving gas is the biggie. But, I find the longer I stay here, the less I want to go anywhere. And for me that's huge.

I don't know if I'm suffering from some sort of post traumatic stress disorder or what. I'm not scared to leave, I just have no desire to leave. School is out until Monday for me and Tuesday for the kids, tentatively. Bear's and my school still is without power. Lamb's school has its power back. I am so ready for the routine to begin again. We need the routine. But, the thought of having to just makes me weary.

I have been bone crushing exhausted since Ike. I have a blogging friend who lost her home. A real life friend who has lost her job. Fortunately, their bodies & their families are safe and ok. They still need prayers during this trying time.

The media coverage is 24/7. I finally had to stop looking. The images are too much while I'm sitting here with my power watching my cable. I'm a guilty blessed person.

Tomorrow I'll be a Steel Magnolia. I'll force myself to get ready & leave the house. It's Bear's 11th birthday (bet ya'll didn't know that ;) It's not like I've been talking about it ad nauseam or anything.). The Houston Zoo is back open for business and we are going to try to take him there. He wants to go miniature golfing with his best family, but that also will have to be postponed for a bit. We will do dinner though.

If you are so inclined, please keep praying. We could still use them down here. There is a tough road ahead, but I know we'll come out on the other side. Especially through prayer.

10 comments:

Debbie said...

We'll certainly keep praying for everyone there. I know the feeling of not wanting to leave the house. There is certainly peace and comfort in just hunkering down after a tragedy. Hope the birthday goes well.

Bubba's Sis said...

I'm right there with ya, BFF. This is tough.

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

I know that there's a lot of emotions leading up to an "event", but I'm betting the emotions afterward, during the cleanup can be worse. You guys take your time, count your blessings and know that you've got a group of bloggers lifting your family up in prayer.

coastie bro said...

if he wants to go put puttin with his BEST family should i not be there?

D... said...

Thank you for the prayers. They are much appreciated.

Coastie Bro, you aren't BEST family, you are FAVORITE family. There is a difference. But, feel free to come on down to go puttin'. Bear would LOVE it. And the weather is actually puttin' weather. Too bad it came at such a high price.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

Praying for you and your family. Try to be sure and get out some. The longer you stay in the harder it will get to leave. My husband has an Aunt that will stay in and get too nervous or depressed to leave. I think it's bad for your mental health, but I sure do understand how you feel. Best of luck & Happy B-Day Bear!!

Patois said...

The prayers will continue, of course. You don't even have to ask. And is Bear turning 11? Really? Why, I had no idea!

marky said...

That must be difficult and exhausting! Praying some sort of normalcy to return quickly!

Jamie Dawn said...

I know your area was really hit hard. The news coverage tends to lessen more and more, but I know the aftermath of the storm is still VERY prevalent for so many people.
It will take a long time for the hardest hit areas to recover, and for some it will never be the same.
I'm glad you are all okay.
Routine will soon set back in again, and that will be a good thing.

jennyonthespot said...

It's so hard for me to come up with anything to say. I just have no idea what it is like... hardship, struggles, sadness, but to imagine the circumstances are beyond me. I am praying and think of you often... So glad you are safe, and so pray for the many levels of healing and recovery - in you and in your community... {{hugs}}