Tuesday, November 16, 2010

still here...



“Life is all about timing... the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable... attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It's all about timing.”

Short update...Yes, you read right, we are still here! I have had many mixed emotions about this! It was to be the 9th, then yesterday the 16th, hopefully then tomorrow and now hopefully Thursday. So it seems that there have been some hiccups in some paperwork, then it negotiations for money and then it was signatures...and in the mean time we wait! We are still going but it is a matter of time!
I know that it is in God's perfect timing and we know He is in control but this going back and forth stuff stinks! I was having a really hard time with it all and was super frustated until I got into Ben's bed tonight and snuggled with him. When I settled down and got close to him I felt so peaceful! I realized that peace was from Jesus and just being able to be near my man was enough for me! I am now much better!
Please pray that the paperwork, signatures, money issues and whatever else that needs to be worked out be settled soon! Also pray for Ben! He knows we are leaving and he cannot wait! His mood has been good but the more we put it off the more I can see him not very happy! Of course he continues to work so super hard on his therapies every day!


Saying from Ben...on Sunday after we got back from the game we were in the parking lot all by ourselves. I said, "Ben no one else is here we should make out!" B -"OK!" I then gave him one single normal kiss. His response while looking me straight in the eye, "you call that making out?" I laughed so hard and said to many people would see us out here!! I laughed the rest of the night and no we never made out!!!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

My Friend, I would be frustrated too. I am glad you and Ben are walking in the peace that passes all understanding.I am trusting Father to give you each a huge hug from the inside out AND to take care of the glitches in your move. I love you, Marion Your last comment was sweet. :) :)

Miss Southern Vol said...

Oh goodness I am sure that is super frustrating! Hopefully you and Ben can both keep your spirits up for a few more days until the next adventure begins :) As always, praying for you both! Can't wait to see the next adventure unfold for you both. You deserve the world!

Theresa said...

Have been praying for the transfer to NJ. Your posts make me smile. Keep fighting the good fight. You are such an encouragement.

Krystal Mulock said...

Katie- I am keeping you and Ben in my thoughts and prays! Keep your head up, its all going to work out soon.

Kristin said...

haha Ben is too funny!

Anonymous said...

I just came across your blog, you two are some of the most incredible people I've seen. You and Ben are beautiful, thank you for being such an amazing testimony, you have impacted me just in the little time that I spent reading over your past posts. What an incredible picture of love and God's faithfulness. You both are in my prayers, thank you for keeping this blog.

Anonymous said...

Hello Katie, my name is Denise. I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now. I think one of my daughters found it somehow. I don't think I've commented yet because I have been resting in the fact that you seem to have everything in perspective according to your faith and trust in the Lord. I myself am dealing with my husband's battle with a very aggressive form of multiple sclerosis and all of the disabilities and daily struggles that brings into our lives. I too am able to rest in my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. However, I just now remembered something: Just because we are both grounded in our faith, that does not mean that we still don't need encouragement. I'm sorry I overlooked that these past few weeks and failed to encourage you in any way. If you are anything like me, then you write all the positive stuff and the difficult stuff is what you cry about when you are in bed alone at night. I hope I'm not being too personal. I'm just trying to be real and encourage you with the encouragement that I myself need from time to time.

Here is something a good friend shared with me recently. She read a book that mentioned that we should not only be praying for someone's healing, but we should also be praying that "the gifts and calling upon their life will be fulfilled." I don't know about you, but I find that very profound. It's a hard concept for my husband to grasp right now because of his cognitive issues from his brain lesions. However, through everything we are all experiencing, we have to trust that the Lord is going to fulfill the gifts and callings upon our lives that He has ordained. That makes me want to praise the name of Jesus right now! I just read The Hiding Place and also Tramp for the Lord, both by Corrie Ten Boom. In getting a peek into her life, I see that through all of the hardships she endured, the gifts and calling upon her life were fulfilled in an amazing and wonderful way that only God could do. Katie, I will continue to pray that for you and Ben and if you feel led to do so, please pray that for my husband and I as well. I will also keep praying for physical healing as well. I wake often in the middle of the night and pray for you both and others too. I don't have a blog. I send all my updates via email to people we know. Thank you for sharing your lives with us via this blog. It is an honor to be able to pray for you both and watch your walk of faith with the Lord.

With love in Christ,

Denise & Trent from Texas

1 Thessalonians 5:16 -- Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil. 23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

Lindsey said...

Praying that everything goes smoothly and quickly! That is so cute about the making out comment! May God bless you with supernatural joy and strength as you continue on this journey together!

Marcy XOXO said...

Ben is CRACKING ME UP with all his funny and sweet comments! I love all of them. Thanks for sharing Katie! I don't think you can even begin to realize how much your blog is changing peoples lives! Praying hard for you and Ben!

romans4_20 said...

Hello Ben & Katie, It's been a while since I've sent a note to the both of you & as I was reading an email a few minutes ago & it spoke of the liberation of a town, in City of Pilsen in the Czech Republic, May 6th, 2010, the 65th anniversary & it was amazing the respect an appreciation they expressed towards American soldiers, who fought for their freedoms. And as I read it, Ben & you, Katie came to mind & even though Veterans Day has passed, I wanted to remind him, and honor him of his courage THEN to fight the battle, when he was physically able to THEN, as a soldier & NOW right now, the battle he & you fight spiritually each day & as others read & are encouraged by what transpires each day & the fighting words you both pass on to us all, I praise the Lord, our Saviour, our Comander and Chief, for the Joy & Hope the Lord gives you to pass on to us all. You are loved, greatly loved by all. May the Lord bless, encourage & strengthen you. "And He that began a good work in you, SHALL BRING IT TO COMPLETETION......" Keep pressin into Him.... "BEN... MIGHTY IN SPIRIT" pat shea.... olympia, wa