Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A PP'sPs about Going Home

Well, if you haven't already heard, I'm heading back to KY earlier than originally planned.

I had originally planned on staying here in TX until after Thanksgiving, allowing me to be with my TX family for that holiday. However, it has become very clear that I need to get back home (yes, I said home in reference to Kentucky, and yes, I'm just as shocked as you are!). I will be driving home next Monday, the 17th.

Don't get me wrong, it has been great being in TX with family and friends. However, this has allowed me to escape from the reality of what has happened in my life. That was okay for a time, but I can no longer prolong the inevitable. I must return to reality. It's gonna be bad. It's gonna be hard. It's gonna suck (pardon my language). But it has to be done.

Plus, I miss my cats! I miss my KY family, my church, my life, such that it is.

I must apologize to my TX friends and family who thought they would have me for longer. I wish it were possible, but I must go home. Thank you for understanding.

I must warn my KY friends and family. Some have already made their elation known regarding my return. I hope you know what your getting: a mess. Now you're the ones who'll have to clean it up! I pray you're up for the challenge.

I must thank all my friends and family all over the globe for your continued thoughts and prayers. They are deeply felt and much appreciated.

Between two worlds,



Julie said...


I am so thankful that you had this opportunity to escape. But as you’ve said, at some point you must face your grief. Please know that we don’t care how much of a mess you are, we love you. Besides, we're pretty messy too! I know I couldn’t possibly love you more than your own mother does, but my girl opened me up to a love for you that I don’t really understand. I love my own children with my entire heart, I didn’t know it was possible to love someone you didn’t birth in that same way. My heart hurts as much for you as it does for myself. I can’t wait to have you home.

Loving all three of my kiddos,
Momma J

Carol said...

Josh, I think it's wonderful that you are coming home early mess or not. We are sorta that way too. I know you really are missing your Ky. cooks. Looking forward to seeing you soon. By the way I'm doing great even walking on my own. Had a wonderful nurse. Love part of your family in Christ. Love Carol & Buddy.

Julie said...

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
~ Romans 15:13, NLT