Friday, May 16, 2008

A heartfelt thank you.

First of all, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind thoughts, emails and prayers. You have no idea how much that all means to me. Although I am still shocked and confused, I feel that God has been preparing my heart for this for a few months now.

I loved my job very much, but I already feel a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders. I am so excited about the many opportunities that are waiting for me.

I cannot not thank my family enough for all of their kindness and thoughtfulness. Although the next few months will be extremely difficult for Brad and myself - financial wise - I know that we will make it. God will provide.

There are a lot of things going on with my termination that are very sticky, so please pray that things will end swiftly so that I can move on from this. Also pray that my heart will not stay bitter. At first, I was devastated. I cried for almost 3 days straight. Now I'm mad, and I don't like the way I feel.

Throughout all of this, Brad and I almost forgot about our one-year anniversary is on Monday! We are not doing gifts as we are trying to save as much money as possible, but we did purchase something for a very good price - more details to come on Monday!

My mom has kept me very busy each day (she owns her own cleaning business, so I've been helping her), and that has helped me tremendously. Brad has gone to Kentucky with my dad for the weekend to watch my brother play Western Kentucky in baseball, so momma and I have the whole weekend to do lots of little projects to complete! One project involves making a homemade fountain for my patio! I'm so excited - hopefully, it will go as well as we hope!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings to you!


  1. Lena - I am so glad you are back. I have missed you so! I know everything will be okay. God is faithful. I will continue to pray for you. You are such a dear. L&L - EC

  2. still thinking of you. perhaps we should go to lunch at goodness gracious so you can show me and norah the ropes!

  3. I'll keep praying Lena. For a peace, quick resolution, and grand plans for your future!

  4. Lena, I am so glad you are back. I am praying for you. It is hard to get by on one income, but you can do it. My husband and I have done it now for a year and somehow things work out.

    We are cheering for you. I hope you enjoy your week!

  5. Lena I'm praying for ya! Just remember He has a plan, sometimes it's not what we want and it's hard to face, but He'll let you know in His own time! There's the perfect job out there for you!

  6. I am so glad that things are going well beautiful! got this!

  7. ooooo i am so glad for the update. i have printed it off and highlighted every request made. I will lift these up this afternoon. Oh Praise Him for what he has instore!!!!!! It will be GOOD and it will BRING HIM HONOR!!!! love you dear!!!!

  8. Jer 29:11 (NIV) "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a bright future."

    Stay strong, Lena! I'm in town for a little bit if you would like to grab lunch or dinner. OBIC

  9. Hi Lena...It's Jessica...we used to work together at UW. Remember me? I was perusing the web site and noticed that you weren't on the staff page anymore and then I found your blog to see if I could find out where you went? And here I am...I'd love to hear from you and exchange stories ;) Email me at Hope to hear from you soon! --jessica