Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"How Can We Help You?"

It has been almost 4 months now since Mike's passing. The number one question I still get asked is, "what can we do to help you?" My response is normally, "I don't know." Well I have been thinking about that a lot lately. How can people help me that really want to help me? I found an answer. PRAY
Pray that my house in Redmond will sell so I don't have to keep making $3000 monthly payments on an empty house. (It is eating my $$$ fast)
Pray that we can find a place for Marie & Chris to move to in Utah. They start school in Salt Lake the first of January.
Pray that Jeffrey will continue to do well in college and be strong.
Pray that I will be able to figure out how to maintain this house and get it ready for winter.
PRAY FOR RACHEL. This year has been hard on her. She often feels alone and without friends. This age is tough for a teenage under normal circumstances. Add moving to a new area and school, losing her father, not making friends easily due to shyness, anxiety attacks, etc, and it equals a very unhappy teenager. I talked to her last night about things she could do different to change what is happening around her but we all know how difficult it is to change ourselves. To other people, Mike's passing was a sad moment in their life but for all of us especially Rachel, we re-live it daily. Something is always there to trigger a memory or a future lost occasion. I wish I could give Rachel my outgoing personality, talkative mouth or optimistic outlook but I can't. All I can do is pray for her and give her hope for a brighter future. That is how others can also help us, just pray.


The Reads said...

While they were working on my mouth this morning the dentist and his assistant were talking about someone's funeral and I wanted to tell them to shut up, that my dad had died this summer, that I didn't want to hear about funerals and somebody dying. I wanted to cry. Thankfully they eventually turned to a different topic, but it was kinda hard listening to them without being able to say anything.

Super Angie said...


I do pray and I will continue to pray for you. I love you guys!

I wish I could help Rachel as I will pray.

As for Jeffery, please pass my email to him (or email me for my phone number). I live in Utah county, but I'm happy to have him come over for dinner etc.

As for Marie...are they looking for a house to buy or rent? We have a house in Lehi, right by Thanksgiving Point and only 2 minutes from the freeway exit ramp to I-15 that we are trying to Sale or maybe even rent.

Love you!

Kaelinth said...

Grace, I have been keeping you and the entire family in my thoughts every day since Marie called me that night. I wish that I was closer right now, but I'm glad I was in Seattle when I was.

Love ya mom!