Sunday, August 19, 2007

It's been a long week...

Hello everyone. We are attempting to find some form of normalcy these days. Of course that is not going to happen anytime soon. A girl can dream can't she???

David left for Nashville this past Monday. He and our nephew have been going through all of our stuff getting ready for the big yard sale they had yesterday. It went okay...not as good as we would have liked, but we got rid of some stuff anyway!! We plan to have another yard sale in Nashville later in September before we move the rest of it.

Poor David is sick as a dog, which doesn't help. He has a nasty cold and it is really taking a toll on him with all that had to be done this week. Please remember him...there is still a lot to get done and then packing up some stuff to come back to Florida on Monday or Tuesday. He and Charlie have to get our van and car packed up, get all the stuff to sell on Ebay and then make the drive back down here to us.

We he gets back we will start the process of re-arranging the house here to get ready to bring back the bulk of our stuff. I am trying to get in the mindset of getting rid of stuff. It is all just stuff and we can live without all of it if needbe!! here are the prayer requests:

1- David and his get well quickly

2- David and Charlie and the drive back down here on Monday

3- God to make it plain to us what he would have us to do for income once we get down here

4- that the transition to our new home would be as easy and seamless as possible. It is not easy to move in with a parent under the best of circumstances, but there are a lot of raw emotions running rampant at the moment here.

5-For us to continue to trust in God's provision for us and to continue to trust that God does indeed know what he is doing with the Swindler family!!!

Thanks everyone for all of the continued prayers for us. I feel like we have been on the permanent prayer list for about the last year!! I don't have a clue what God is doing with our family, but I know that we are still trusting HIM!!!

Here is a picture of Aly from two summers ago. She was having so much fun dancing with the seagulls on the beach. I love this picture because I want to be just that happy. She was totally happy and not worried about anything or anyone...just dancing with the seagulls!!!

~Thank you Abba...that you are taking care of everything in our lives right now and always. Thank you that you know what is around the bend and we don't have to worry about it. We can just be happy and dance with the seagulls...knowing that you have it all under control!!!!

In HIS Mighty Grip


sarahb said...

You are so right Shelley. HE does know what He has in store for the Swindler family and I can't help to believe that it will be great things and will glorify Him. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.....for those things mentioned and for those that are on your heart that you can't share on a blog (Don't we all have those?!).

Anonymous said...


I've seen personally how the Lord has moved in your's and David's lives and with the girls! Especially Aly! As hard as it is, (boy do we know sometimes).........lay it on the line with God! I've kicked, screamed, yelled, cried, just passed out on the floor because of my being scared, not knowing what to do.......yada, yada, yada..........God listens. He knows what you will be doing and He knows how to move everything into place before you or I get to know how/or why!

Yes, God is a big God, but knowing just a little of what His plan is helps just a little.........

We're praying for you all!

The Iversens