Sunday, November 21, 2010

November 20: Coming Home to rest:


After flying from Cleveland to Atlanta and from Atlanta to Orange County, I am home.

I am taking the night off; I need the rest.

We love you all.

God night.


  1. G'night. You deserve a few days off to spend with family to relax and regroup.
    Thoughts and prayers to your family
    Carla Spradlin

  2. All the best, to you all, all the time!

    Alexandra in Australia

  3. And we love you all, too! Good for you for taking the night off. Rest well. Loving all the pics of sweet Bella.

    A friend in NC

  4. Thanks for ALWAYS checking in! Hope you had a good night rest.

    God Bless You!

    St. Peter, MN

  5. Have a restful those "Bella eyes"...Donna in NJ

  6. After changing planes in Atlanta, you can do anything!!! Greenie

  7. Get some rest, Tim! You, Angelique, and Ali deserve it more than anyone I know.

    I love the pictures of Bella! Her EYES!!!!

    Megan from WV

  8. I am glad you are taking some time for deserve it.

    I wanted to take a moment to let you know that since I watched the memorial and did the meditation I picture Bella in a very specific way. In the meditation he told us we could give her something. I gave her a gold butterfly necklace and now in my head when I picture her I always see her with the necklace on.

    Have a wonderful Sunday.

    Sending my love to all and sweet kisses to Ali.

    Denise WI

  9. I miss your post but I'm so happy you are resting. You need a break. Enjoy a nice Sunday with your family.
    Lots of love,

  10. finally. a rest.
    (I hope you really are resting!)

    Glad you are home.

  11. I'm glad you made it home safe. Enjoy your girls today.

    I love that picture of Bella, her eyes are so pretty.

    Lots of Love,
    Amber, Craig, Malorie(2 1/2), and Liam(10 mos.)
    The McLaughlin Family
    Moreno Valley,CA

  12. A much deserved rest and recharge period!

    Hope you enjoyed a very restful day!

    Tina in NJ

  13. Glad you made it home safely! You definitely deserve the rest. Praying for peaceful rest and some sweet time with Ang and Ali.

    Love from TX!
    Laura (for the Team)

  14. So great talking with you in Cleveland! I too am resting tonight. These verses came to mind after reading some of your blog:

    The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
    Lamentations 3:22-23.

  15. Your picture tonight reminded me of a story from my day.. I was telling a client who was apologizing for being overly emotional about her daughter's behavior problems that I understood completely.. just the other day I was driving and I pulled into a school parking lot and saw in my rear view mirror a father playfully chasing his toddler son down the side walk and burst into tears. I had this image of my husband chasing our future child, and it's more than I can bear since we are trying to get pregnant. Seeing your arms (I'm assuming that is you in the picture above) protectively wrapped around her brought a similar image to mind, and then I pictured the rest playing out of us like they did you and Bella... and while I know we would be heart broken, I also know that this life is about something so much more... and there is love out there still to come that will blow my mind. So, I can fear having children because i might lose them or I can take you as an example and bravely go out there with a smile on my face ready for whatever I get. I tell ya, honestly, most days I'd rather hide under the covers, but instead, I make myself get up and play. Thank you for always reminding me why it's worth making the hard choices- the payoff is so great we can't even imagine it.