Monday, September 22, 2008

Update -

I am so tired of seeing that last post, so I decided I had to write something. So...where to begin.

We are in the process of buying a house, yes again. We are waiting to hear something from the seller's mortgage company. If that goes through and the inspection goes well, it should be a go. But, you know as well as I do, that you never know with us. The house needs some work, but could be a great investment property.

Mom's treatments are going well. She has had hardly any side effects from her Chemo. She should be leaving the hospital tomorrow. She has five rounds of radiation left and one round of chemo left. She will go back into the hospital to do the chemo. During this time she is going to be staying with Gary and Andrea Cheek. They have an extra room and bath. She will have some space and quiet to rest and get well. It was such an amazing thing for them to offer. God is going to bless them tremendously.

We kicked off Sunday night training last night. I though it went well. I received some pretty amazing words. Some that I will remember for the rest of my life. I am looking forward to the next 8 weeks.

Everyday I am further amazed at Brandon's leadership ability. The beauty is that he remains humble and transparent. I love how he empowers people to be their best and wants people to have an outlet. He is not interested in holding people down or insecure about what it means to him if they are successful. He wants them to be successful. Everyone is needed, this is the mentality. I love it.

Had a little scare today. I have had two dreams that I was pregnant. Pam had a dream that I was pregnant. I still haven't started my period from when I had Maddie (sorry boys). Billy's vasectomy is Friday. Would that be ironic or what if I were to find out I was pregnant the week of his surgery. Well, all is well. I am not. I was extremely relieved.

We are going through Marriage Life Group. We just started and I have found more things coming to the surface in my heart than I have in a long time. I think it is good though. I want to have a heart that is more concerned about meeting my husbands needs than my own. I know when I truly do this, all my needs will be met too. That is just the way God operates. If we are trying to get for ourselves we lose. But if we give of ourselves we will get. It is a great paradigm.

Avery was asked to be the princess in the homecoming procession at Friday Nights game. She will wear a fancy dress and carry the homecoming crown on a pillow for the new queen. She is super excited. Paige is also going to that game with a boy and his parents. Yikes, I know. We know them well and he is a sweet boy. But we have made it clear they are not boyfriend/girlfriend. But he did buy her a mum.

It has been a pretty hard last few weeks. Billy has been working out of town and with mom gone I have been a single mother. Just a shout out to the single moms I know, Jennifer and Amanda, I don't know how you do it. I only had to do it for two weeks and that was plenty. I pray God would give you strength and endurance to be both mom and dad.

Well, Me and Billy turn 30 on Oct 23 and Nov 29, respectively. I am excited about my 30's. I am believing they are going to be better than my 20's.

Well, laundry is calling my name. I should answer it. That is some of the things going on here.


Pamelotta said...

Woohoo! I made it to the end!

I already knew all that stuff since we talk 168 times a day, but I loved reading about it all.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the update. I love knowing all the details of your life and family. I think Sunday night training was awesome. Great job.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to be at the training Sunday I had to help with some crazy homework... Pre AP stuff that blew me away.. It was all good..
I love that you are so open about your life. I so enjoy reading your blogs.
God gives us what we need...


Thanks for sharing. I do enjoy reading your blogs. And I have been in prayer daily for your mother.
WOW a single mothers roll. Been there done that, So I do feel for you girl. Can't wait to hear the good news about your new home and see pictures.

trish said...

I guess you guys are absolutely sure about V day. I hate the end to the production of new beautiful Hafners. I will mourn with you and yet rejoice with your new found freedom in marital bliss!

God's Warrior Bride said...

Thanks for the update! Like everyone else, I truly enjoy reading your blog and hearing about your precious family, where you are at, your ups and downs, your victories and struggles, your insite and your words of wisdom. You are such a blessing to all of us.

Kevin said...

Francesca, Thank you for the update!

It is nice to hear updates about mom, houses, kids (or lack of new ones) and everything else.