Friday, January 16, 2009

Zoe Update and My Apology

Zoe is going to the doctor today. The last few days have been hard for her. She's struggling with something - uncomfortable and eating less. Long nights are even longer. We're hoping and praying this is something treatable and that she can get back to eating.

I've been swallowed up by two things: an overwhelming sense of fatigue in updating, especially helped along by people making me pay for my honesty here. My friend Ted says that I don't have to update or owe you all anything, and frankly, through the last month I haven't been honest about some of our family struggles and pressures we've endured.

But I also like sharing with you. I need your prayers. I crave your support and thoughts through this incredibly trying time.

The other thing is work! work, and lots of it. And given our times, I'm grateful for all the work, glad I've been blessed with it. I've got a huge project due this weekend that has been pretty fun and wildly demanding.

So, thanks for being patient with me. Pray for little Zoe. I hope that what's ailing her can be reversed. I hope that we get to see more of her and grow with her.


  1. Anonymous9:57 AM

    I'm glad you're back. When I don't "hear" from you, I worry. (not meant as pressure). Every opinion is not worth reading/considering/responding to. Some people do wake up each day thinking how can they bring down the rest of the world to as low as they are.... You know who to listen to, lean on, consider. The rest... let them have their say in a vacuuam.
    I do daily think of your family. I will admit Zoe is at the top of my list, but those blue eyes have me predjudiced...

  2. I have been praying for your family situation, whatever it may be, God knows all. Praying for Zoe to feel better too. Hoping this is just a little bump in her road of recovery. I just wanted to let you know that the Mail Administrator has been returning comments due to something on your end. Hope it's fixed. It started as of your January 10th post. Praying for all that you have asked and more.

    Love, Laurie in Ca.

  3. huntsouth11:34 AM

    People are out here, remembering you and lifting your family in prayer. God bless and strengthen you. the Hunts

  4. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Hello from Az (Barnes' oldest daughter) I love your blog, it is real and I am glad you don't gloss over things....this is not the movies this is real life and it is not perfect! We pray for Zoe everyday and love her updates. We is my family, neighbors, and the nurses in the ICU I work in. Zoe has a big fan club in AZ.

  5. Hi Guys i pray every day for Zoe and you guys and i figure you will up date us when you need to or can! hope you guys are not freezing where you are we have seen on the news here down under that you half of US is freezing! we are boiling lol take take, love to Zoe xxx Barb Melb Australia

  6. renee5:23 PM

    If not being honest about family struggles and pressures means "pleading the 5th" ...well, then you're just like the rest of us! Only God needs to know everything, because only He can handle everything (and everyone). Share what God directs you to share, and don't bother over what you should or shouldn't have "said". God knows your heart, and He is the only judge with whom you need to be concerned. He has provided this outlet for you and blessed it into a support system for us all, a way to see His power and share His love. He loves, knows and forgives you because you are His. You don't belong to anyone else. Just be His. That's when it's all good...

    Love you all, prayers for Zoe,

  7. Nichole11:26 PM

    I'm praying for Zoe...always. I know she will fight her way through true Zoe fashion.
    Love from Calfornia,

  8. Still prayin' for our little Zoe! Rock on, sweetie!

  9. Lisa B4:59 PM

    Your friend is right! you don't owe us anything. But I do pray for lil Zoe and your family whether you post or not. Hope you feel God's blessings.



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