Saturday, January 29, 2011

January 29, 2011: Orlando, Florida continued...


Well, it's a short day today as I slept through half of it!  The past 3 days really took a lot out of my emotionally and physically.  I am drained.  I slept late today and am going to bed early.  Tomorrow is going to be a high mental energy day as we go to Dean's office to hit it hard.  I got some good coaching today so I think I'll be a bit more grounded tomorrow.

Unfortunately, I have a cold coming on as well.  Body aches tight chest, stuffy head... chills... the whole bit.  So that's why I'm posting early so I can get a really full night's rest.  I need it.

Gonna hit the hay now.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

God night.


  1. so sorry you are under the weather...
    My heart has been with you since your last post...

    When you get home, please let me know what I can do to help...

    We LOVED having Ali over today :)

  2. Feel better soon and get home safely! I haven't been online the past couple of days except to do work stuff (blah), so was relieved to read that you didn't go to Egypt. But it sounds like God is working and you've had some AMAZING stateside experiences!

    Thank you for sharing these pictures of sweet Bella - what an amazing girl. And what an amazing family she has, too! :)

    Praying for you, Ang and Ali!

    Love from TX,

  3. Sleep well, hope you have a great day tomorrow.
    My heart broke reading your post, I can't imagine what you guys are going through and I am truly amazed at what strong people you both are.

    Those pictures of Bella made me smile because I saw that video you had posted where Bella bounced right off the bouncy seat! How adorable.

    Bella was on my mind allllll day today. First, I watched the Kare 11 news story with Dr. Wagner, then I was watching a video of Dayna singing Mark's song (beautiful but brought back so many emotions), and finally, I got my first PUCK donation that I sent out in our New Years cards! Bring em on!

    Praying that you don't get sick!

    Love you all!

    Amanda Schauer

    Is Ali coming to MN?

  4. After reading your post yesterday, i was brought to my own tears. The blog world is so different than real real life, had I been standing there with you as your emotions could be contained no more, I would have had no words for you...but my response would have been automatic and immediate...touch and hugs and tears in return, to comfort you. It is difficult for me, empathic by nature, to distill that response into the written word here...I just had no words at all for fully 24 hours. But here, no words translates into no response. So I want you to know that is definitely not the case...

    I emailed Oprah yesterday, and will send an email to Ellen, and contact my local paper. I am sending them copies of "Bella's Blessings" too. It was the book that brought me to the blog, where gave my heart to your beautiful baby girl!

    A fundraising night is in the works at the Chili's restaurant that my daughter works at. And I think I will tie in a raffle as well, that was a great idea!

    There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about what I can do to help you in your goal, which is a goal of mine as well. And the action is finally happening as well.

    Blessings to you as you carry your vision to the world, may it always burn bright and strong and clear, so that others are drawn to it...and to Bella's beautiful spirit...{{HUGS}}

  5. Gorgeous shot of Bella. It goes along with the New York weather you experienced.

    It sounds like a rollercoaster week for sure. I hope you shake off that bug so you can ejoy your family.

    You have done more in January than most do in a year.

    Rest, Rest, Rest!

  6. Tim, I just caught up on a couple of weeks of your blog. THANK GOD you did not go to Egypt. We have some friends there right now, too. Extremely frightening situation. I will add your friends to my prayers. And your family as well!

    -Christa Lorenz

  7. Such a cute picture of Bella. Love it! I hope you will be feeling better soon. Lots of love to you and your family.
    Laura V.

  8. Hope you feel better soon.

  9. I am so sorry to hear that you aren't feeling good. It's probably all the change in weather you have experienced recently. Hopefully you'll be feeling better fast!!

    Lots of Love,
    Amber, Craig, Malorie, and Liam
    The McLaughlin Family, CA