I have not posted in a while, so I wanted to update you kind readers and share some thoughts. My shoulder is steadily improving! For that I praise the Lord! Thank you for your prayers and your gracious comments. Leslie is nearly back to normal! Her appetite is much improved! Laci is also doing well.
I have been feeling rather “blah” lately. I am wondering if the medicine I’m taking could be causing this. I have been questioning myself as to why in the world I ever started a blog! I often think that I am terribly vain for thinking that anyone would care to read anything that I write! Seriously, very few of you dear readers know me, yet you take the time to read my blog. I want you to know that I appreciate it so much. I appreciate those who do know me for stopping by!You know my faults and shortcomings better than anyone, and yet you check in here and read what I have to say. You are a blessing to me!
I’m burdened right now for several friends who are facing great trials. I am heavy hearted and I sigh a lot. A dear friend has a one month old baby boy who may not live very long. I am heartbroken for her and begging God to turn things around for him. A former Pastor’s wife is facing serious treatments for a liver disease she caught from a blood transfusion over thirty years ago. A dear lady in my home church is having a portion of her jaw removed because of a cancerous tumor located there. Her daughter and I went to church and school together most of our lives. Another dear friend is facing great financial stress.
These burdens weigh heavily upon me. Words fail me. Of course, I am taking these to the Lord, but because I am very sensitive, I find it difficult to “move on” and shove it all to the back of my mind. I realize that being sensitive is sometimes good, sometimes bad. It’s good because I can feel others’ pain, so I’m more likely to pray and help when possible. It’s bad when I wear my feelings on my sleeve (which I sometimes do). I have been finding out that, along with kind friends and encouraging words, having a blog also includes having some critics.
I am a nobody. I realize that. I’m so sorry if I have ever posted anything that might have sounded “know it all-ish”. One thing I try to do here is be real. I’m being it now, I guess.
I am also terribly sorry for this very jumbled post.

Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, thank you for caring…

thank you.

4 thoughts on “Will This Break Last Forever? Maybe.

  1. Mother says:

    Thanks for posting an update. I'm glad that you are improving and that Leslie is eating better. There are many to pray for; I am thankful that God hears and answers our prayers even when we don't know how to word them. I'm glad he can interpret our sighs.
    I love you.


  2. Anonymous says:

    So much to pray for.

    I love you,


  3. Laura :) says:


    You are NOT a nobody!! You are made in the image of God and He loves you. I hope it's the medicine talking…..I guess there are always critics but remember, we are not fighting flesh, but powers and principalities.

    I can only speak for myself but I enjoy this blog and I get so much from it. You don't sound know it all-ish. I enjoy hearing your stories and hearing about your family life, etc.

    Keep your chin up!!

    Laura 🙂


  4. Tobitha says:

    Valarie, please know that your blog is a great encouragement and your open heart and love for your family and your love for the Lord is what shines through in your post. You are an encouragement to me in ways that I cannot find words for. So, please keep posting!

    Your friend,


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