Friday, May 29, 2009

I can't stop crying these tears....

...of JOY! My heart feels as if it is going to burst from my chest. It's like I just woke up from a terrible nightmare. What a roller coaster ride my life has been lately. The emotional highs and lows, constant stress, the never knowing, separation from husband, family, friends, prolonged health issues, have taken their toll.
For the past two years my heart has cried out to God every single day. I've prayed and pleaded to be able to either stay home or get to come back home. With all the military restructuring going on we knew there was very little chance; maybe about 2% of that happening. I told everyone that it would take a miracle.
It seemed like every time we would have hope, something would happen that would crush our spirits again. For awhile there, I thought God hated me. Yes, I know that is just ridiculous but my heart hurt so badly for so long it was near impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel. And just when everything was at the absolute lowest point, an opportunity arose that changed everything in the blink of an eye.
We get to be "home" for at least one more year!
Now I know that not everyone shares my particular faith in God and that is o.k, but if you knew all the crazy little details that I cannot share publicly and how things have fallen into place I think you too would agree that a miracle has taken place.
I cannot express how happy and thankful I am, and still even in a bit of shock. This opportunity solves so many of the stresses and complications that were weighing us down.
All the craziness of the last couple of months has really drained me emotionally and physically. But now that hope is in my life once more, I can see a little further down the road and it looks pretty darn nice.
I owe a debt of gratitude to all of you who encouraged me with your thoughts and prayers. I took them all to heart and I know they have made all the difference.
The nonsense is not completely over...yet. Hubby is still in Korea and I am still couch surfing for a time. But at least I have hope for the near future, and I am amongst friends and familiar routines.
If all goes well I should be settled and back into the swing of things by this Fall.
I just cannot WAIT to get my hands into some clay!
Whoo hoo!
....oh and I have some new tatting design ideas...so this blog should be getting back to "normal" soon too.
Here's a little hint...

22 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

As we say in our town - 'All's well that ends well'!!!! Guess where I live!!! I still say - keep smiling.

***Jon**** said...

I am so happy for you. You have waited too long for this good news.

yarnplayer said...

That's great news that you will finally get to be home! You've gone through so much, and your faith and courage is an inspiration to many. I wish you tons of happiness and fun and a fantastic year of positive, wonderful experiences. Rock on, Sherry!

Misty said...

Ummmm...sissy I need details.

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

That is fantastic news! I'm so happy for you. There really is no place like home. Looking forward to seeing your latest pretties.

victats@gmail.com said...

What a relief to have an idea of what the future holds. Take a few moments to enjoy it before you start worrying about the details!

Marty said...

Home is the best -- glad you get yours! I'm looking forward to the bleeding hearts...you'll have to dye a special thread for those. :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I'm so glad to read that you have some good news! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful year filled with creativity!

Krystle said...

Yay! Mind if I join in the happy dance?

Sharon D. said...

Glad you know where you are going to be for at least a year. There is no place like home. Does the bleeding heart mean some new thread or a new pattern.

Elizabeth said...

What a blessing this news is for you - thank you for sharing your good news and your praise for the Provider!

Valerie said...

It's really great to hear the good news! Happy for you and yours.

Now we are going to see the creativity come back. :)

battatter said...

I am so very happy for you Sherry! You deserve a little happiness after all the 'crud' you have been thru! Happy Happy Joy Joy!!
Carol

TattingChic said...

Thank heavens! Literally!!! I knew it! I knew the perfect thing for you would happen! That is fabulous news! May God continue to bless you and may you continue to feel the presence of those blessings in your life! :)

Love the photo of the bleeding hearts blossom! I think the blooms of that particular plant are so beautiful! :)

Suze said...

Ah the relief of an answer at last. And one that you will enjoy. It is so hard to wait on the Lord. While we know in our minds that He will provide the best for us our human side makes us want all answers now.

Sapna said...

I am glad and happy that there is finally something to put on a smile... there is always a silver lining it’s just that we get hurt so much and don’t look for it  oh I am so very happy for you Sherry… you deserve smiles and laughter and everything nice and not tears!!!!

Clyde said...

Good things come to those who wait. I am so glad your wait is over. How wonderful to hear the joy in your voice.

Ladytats said...

Praise God from whom all Blessings flow.
That is great news Sherry. I am so glad that you have gotten some good news. and how wonderful that you have started to feel like tatting and making your shuttles again. It sounds like you are on the mend.
wonderful

Nancy in Dallas said...

What wonderful news! Thanks for sharing, that is how we know how to pray and wish the best for you and yours~!

Tattycat said...

I am so very happy for you and relieved. This is wonderful news only to be topped by hubby getting back home. Whoo Hoo!
I do believe in miracles and this certainly qualifies!

kyoung-mi said...

I might cry with you IF I stay your side. Don't cry Be happy. When you have hard time, Please think about "4 o'clock Rock" I love you.

Tattycat said...

That is so sweet of kyoung-mi. It must be wonderful to feel that much love from so far away. You have so many homes open to you in tatting/blogger land. You are blessed. Keep feeling better!