Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sunday Dinner, December 6, 2009

Time for another Sunday Dinner post, and once again I'm not cooking this week.

Several factors figure into that equation, one being that my church's Adult Christmas party was held tonight and I cooked for that, and that I didn't get home until 10 pm. I'm not about to start cooking again at this time of day.

Another factor is that while I'm feeling better, I'm still not quite up to snuff as my dear Mama would say.

Yet another factor is that on top of the cooking and the Christmas party, I also braved Walmart Saturday morning to do my grocery shopping for the month. Add in the Christmas frenzy to the usual Saturday madhouse and my shopping experience was anything but sedate and enjoyable.

Add all these factors together and Diane is one TARD gal tonight.

And I've hesitated to mention this on my blog before now because I've held out hope that things might get better, but it's looking more certain with every day that Jessica and Jason will be divorcing in the near future.

It's not my story to tell so I won't be sharing many details, but as of Friday Jason is no longer living in their home. Of course it's always possible that Jessica and Jason may work out their differences and reconcile, so for now we're all just taking life one day at a time.

My heart is breaking for Jessica, Jason and Emmy right now, and I won't pretend that everything is rosy, but I won't burden everyone with the gory details. I do ask for your prayers for their family, that if they can't live together in love and peace, that at least they can put Emmy first and get along as well as they can for her sake even as they separate and divorce.

My illness and then this situation with Jessica and Jason have me feeling a little depressed and just not my usual self.

Just keepin' it real here, friends and family. And that's about all I have to say right now.

I pray everyone has a blessed Lord's Day and that God will bless you with all you need and enough to share.


Gigi said...

Oh how we ache for our children when they struggle...Jessica, Jason and Emmy have been heavy on my heart and in my prayers many, many times a day. I am just trusting in His plan for them, His perfect Will. But how hard for you to watch your sweet girl cry...

Praying God's peace over you tonight my friend. Get some rest and I hope you feel better tomorrow.

Pearl said...

I so know your heart is breaking. It is always hard to watch someone so close to us feel such sadness. Please know my prayers are with you as well as Jessica and Emmy.

Remember you have all your blogging friends just an email away for support.


Lucy Stern said...

I know that you are not in the mood to cook and I don't blame you.... I have been hoping that Jason and Jessica would be able to work things out too, Diane... Divorce is so hard on a family and especially hard on the kids... I watched my sister and her daughter both almost get a divorce, but both were able to work things out and both marriages are stronger than they were before... I'm praying for all three of them, Diane.... Hang in there girl and pray that the Lord will guide them to the right decision. Love ya!

Donna said...

I've watched both my kids go through the divorce mess, and it isn't a pleasant situation to be in. I'm saying a prayer for you and yours.

Staci said...

Diane, my prayers are with your kids. Such a difficult situation for all of you.

Lib said...

Mornin' Friend,
Hope you feel better soon!
You and Your family is and has been in my prayers!You and Jess are such a Blessin'and so uplifting,ya'll will never know how ya'll have touched my life.
God Bless ya'll
Love,Hugs,Prayers,and Blessins',Lib

Linds said...

It must be so hard for you to watch, Diane. Just know so many are praying and hoping things work out. And we are here when you want to chat, of course we are. Lots of love.

PS I am not cooking either. Weary.

Mother Mayhem said...

Oh dear. Cave Man and Nycole haven't been able to reconcile their differences. They have been separated for about 5 months now. Praying for Jason and Jessica.


Sammy said...

I'm so sorry about Jessica and Jason. I can only imagine how hard things are now for all of you. I will certainly keep you all in my prayers. My parents were divorced. It's hard, but it's okay. I know Jessica and Jason will keep Emmy as their top priority.

Take care, my friend. XOXOXO

Just Terrific said...

Bless your heart, Dear Friend. I feel so badly for you. It's hard to be a Mom, sometimes, and have to watch our children go through a hard time. I'll remember to pray for all of you.

Here's something I've told myself....and my children when faced with a difficult situation:

Take it to the Lord ....and WAIT for His answer. Sometimes we want our OWN WAY and don't wait on Him.

There is NOTHING we can't work through as a family. As long as we are alive and in one piece, we'll survive whatever comes along.

I tell my children, as I'm sure you do Jessica, that I love them. I will not condone any wrong doing (I'm certainly not suggesting that with your sweet daughter...this is just my overall conviction) but I'm always there whenever they need me and would take on an army to protect them.

Your a good, loving Mama. The Lord has you in His hand. I hope you get to feeling better both physically and emotionally soon.


Susie said...

I'm sure this situation weighs heavily on your heart. Our children are always are children and naturally we want their lives to be free of life's upsets. Not possible of course...
You're all in my prayers and we all know what a good Mama you are..
Take good care of you!

Linda said...

Having read Jess's blog I knew you had to be hurting Diane. I am so sorry - for everyone involved. I've been praying and will continue to do so.
It is so difficult to watch our loved ones going through hard times. I pray grace, peace and strength for you Diane. You are such a dear lady.

Belizegial said...


My prayers and thoughts are with you, Jessica, Jason and Emmy at this time.

If the Lord wills it, they will remain together as a family. Whatever is the outcome, the miracle of Emmy will always be there to inspire you and everyone else in your families.

Peace and blessings,

Kelli said...

Dear Diane,

I read Jess's blog and knew what she had said about the situation, and know that I"m thinking of all of you and praying for all of you. It is a very hard situation to be in, but sometimes 2 happier-apart parents are better than 2 unhappy-together parents. It is difficult being a single mother as well and watching your daughter struggle through this situation that you are unable to help her with. I wish the best for all of you and many prayers are coming your way.

Lots of love,

Lisa Sherrill Roach said...

I've been praying for you all ever since Jessica put this on her blog. I love you guys and will continue to pray.

Dick said...

I will also hope for them to resolve issues and get back together, if that is what is to be. My oldest son is divorced but we have a wonderful granddaughter who is approaching the age of 13 that we wouldn't have if they hadn't been married. They have been able to work things out well for my granddaughter and my son has even been able to stay as a "daddy" to her older brother that isn't his blood relative but he effectively raised as a Dad. It isn't the best way in an ideal world but if both parents remember that the main concern is to raise their child it can be done.

Dawn said...

Been there done that! Don't like it. But what would we do without those darling little girls??

I've been thinking of all of you so much!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family.


the voice of melody said...

I sure hope there is a way for reconciliation. What a difficult thing to go through, especially with a little one to raise. My prayers are with them and your whole family.

MightyMom said...

oh babe. email me when you need to. kay?

Granny Annie said...

My first prayer is for their reconciliation. If that cannot be, my second prayer is for them to protect that precious child from their adult situation and never let her feel one second's blame for their problems. My third prayer is to give thanks that you are there to hold the bandages and ointment as my parents did for me and my children.

Anonymous said...

I was so sorry to hear the news about Jessica and Jason. I really hope they can work things out. And also hoping you get well soon.
Luv, Mary Rusk

moreofhim said...

Diane, You know I'm praying for you all! It's so hard for everyone when these things happen. Praying the Lord will heal things and also for His perfect peace upon you all.

Much love, my friend!!

God bless you - Julie

Rachel said...

Hi Diane, I'm really sorry about Jason and Jessica and I've been hoping they can work things out. If it can't be worked out then, as you said, I hope they can work together to make Emmy their top priority in their lives. I have you all in my prayers.


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PEA said...

Dearest Diane,

I was so sorry to hear about the situation between Jess & you say, if they can't work things out then at least get along for the sake of Emmy. She's what's important in all of this. My heart really goes out to them and to you & Lamar, I can well imagine how much this is weighing heavily on your heart. My prayers are with all of you. xoxo

Michael Manning said...

Diane: You are all in my thoughts and prayers for this situation to resolve itself. I have Faith in the Good Lord and I will be checking back regularly. God Bless You and lol!


Lyndy said...

Oh Diane I sure hate to hear this but I will be praying. I hope you are continuing to feel better too.

Barb said...

I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear that Jason and Jess are considering divorce, Diane. I can imagine how hard this is on all of you, and as a mother, I can sure understand that it breaks your heart, for Jess and Emmy. I'm praying for them and I'm praying for you. And I'm praying that they remember that Emmy must be protected from as much of the hurt as possible. So sad. I was really hoping they'd make it, but they've had a rough go of it.

You're in my prayers, sweet friend. xoxo

missG said...

My Heart is heavy for you/them ,Just don't know what to say but if you need me in anyway vent , chat ,soundoff , whatever , I am here and will be , I will keep them and you (sickie-poo) in my prayers .

Miss G

violetlady said...

I hope you are finally getting better. You have been sick too long! I am sorry to hear about Jess and Jason. I know it is hard on you, too. Take care of yourself.

Mountain Mama said...

Hello Diane. Just want you to know that I am still praying for your family. Family problems are so sad and especially this time of year. God bless you all and help you to find peace.
Lots of love & hugs.

Lakeland Jo said...

Hi Diane
Just asked if I can join you on Facebook and now following you on twitter

Michael Manning said...

Diane: In the midst of so much happening on your end I wanted to convey what warm and caring friends you and Jess have been. You are both in my thoughts and prayers and I am certain that these circumstances will resolve favorably. Please know that I send you my feelings of confidence with Faith and (((HUGS))). Stay the course.

Sincere Love & Friendship,