Friday, April 24, 2009

Gotta say Goodbye

farm house,
6 bedrooms 2 dining rooms,
living room, kitchen, playroom
summer porch and 2 full baths

I used to mow that
The barn where the
trampoline resided

This weekend my family and I have the hard job of saying goodbye to our family farm. My great grandfather owned and lived here, my grandfather lived and worked here and my father and our family lived and worked here.
I have been trying to rationalize and keep things calm in my head about the facts but this afternoon as we are getting ready to drive to Iowa to pack years of history and memories, emotions are starting to take over. I always thought Benny and Asher would get to come and play at Poppy's farm and experience what I loved about it. Build hay forts, jump in the creek and climb trees but only the Lord really knows what is in store. And I know that this earthly place is not my home, but it was an amazing place to grow up.
I am very thankful to many of you for your thoughts and prayers for us. I think maybe writing some of it down might help me and asking for more prayer to help sustain my family. I know that all of my family is feeling this loss but no one more than my dad. If you would lift him up in prayer I would appreciate it. Talking to my sister today and she said he is worn down, tired and feeling defeated. Please pray for his encouragement and wisdom. And I would ask prayer that I will not wear myself out physically and emotionally.
I am encouraged in the Lord knowing this His ways are no mine and that His thoughts for His children are so many they could never be counted or comprehended.


Shawna said...

oh jessie, I am crying all over again!

We will certainly pray for your dad. And for your strength both emotionally and physically. (as well as joe as her bears you up)

I'll email you some verses.

The Botmas said...

i didn't know this was'll have to fill me in. will be praying.

Charity said...

I'll be praying for strength for you and your family, Jessie.

Ben & Kristi Graves said...

i didn't know this either, praying for sure sweet friend.

Laurel said...

My prayers are with you too, Jessie :-)

Lynn said...

Our prayers are with you and your family as well. I'll pray this will be a good weekend of memories with your family :)

ps - I sure hope you had a riding mower!

Rachel said...

oh Jess, I'm so sorry. We will be praying. I'll email you.

Kim Ferguson said...

Love you and I'll be praying!