Monday, June 22, 2009

Pifer Life

Count Down With The Pifers

22 days until we open the next chapter of our lives—I’m getting excited; but still very nervous!!

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Family Updates
Zach-his physical therapist was tough on him Friday-so he was sore this weekend, but nothing major. He is still doing amazing; Thank God!!!

Mom-she is still doing good...she is going through a very depressed phase right now so if you could all continue to pray for strength for her to get through this that would be amazing! I found out this past weekend that her depression is normal; it’s a side effect from her brain surgery. I don’t know all the details of why that happens, but I am glad to know it’s normal…hopefully it will be gone soon…she has overcome so much and I know she will be able to overcome this!

Me-I survived week one of boot camp (phew!). No lie—it was very tough!!! Day one they started us off with running 5 laps, which equaled a mile ½; in between every lap we had to do 50 squats and 20 jumping jacks…and that was just our warm up…it’s worth it though. I’ve been pretty stressed the past couple weeks and I can’t tell you how good it feels to just run (at the time I feel like I could pass out…and afterwards I can barely move); BUT it releases the majority of my stress which in return has helped me tremendously; so I am very thankful I did this boot camp—and even more thankful I have 2 amazing friends who are doing this with me; talk about a support system! Ashley took pictures of us before and after-I don’t have them with me, but I will try and post them later…you can click here to see them on her page-->just don’t laugh at my hair :) I was a MESS!!!

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News and Prayers

This Thursday will be the cut off date for the giveaway for a free blog design by Julies Blog Design and crocheted hat by Veronica. They are so amazing, and both of them are equally as excited about this giveaway as I am…so head over here and see how you can enter this amazing giveaway!

I will probably cut off Questions for Zach later this week and get that post up next week sometime, he has seen some of the question and is excited about expressing his feelings on a lot of things, so if you haven’t emailed me your question for “Mr. Pifer” go ahead and do so…or you can leave it in the comments here.

I have a special prayer request for one of my dear friends Sarah. Her husband Ben is in the navy-yesterday he was sent away for his first deployment, and they are unsure of how long he will be gone. Sarah is beside herself, she is trying to hold it together for her 3 kids; however she is having a hard time with this. Please head over to her blog here, and leave her some support and let her know she has many who are praying for her.

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Big events over the weekend…

Friday night when I got out of Boot Camp and Zach was done with PT we headed out to Odessa to spend the weekend with one of our best friends. Matt hasn’t been going down the right path in life to say the least; however I can defiantly say he is heading down a different road. I am extremely proud of him. He is like a brother to me, and I’ve never been so excited to see how well he is doing. He is working two jobs, has a nice little apartment of his own, and is enrolled in the Jr. College in Odessa. When we arrived in Odessa (at 3am-I was exhausted) we sat up till around 4:30 talking to Matt, I couldn’t get over how amazing he looked and how happy he was-it brought tears to my eyes, happy tears that is. I am very proud of him! We finally crashed then woke up early, and Matt toured us around his new little town that he calls home now. Later that night, Matt had something in store for us…we knew that Kevin Fowler would be playing there but didn’t know if we would be able to go or not—well Matt surprised us with tickets, keep in mind this is the same Matt who never had any money to his name because he spent it on items that he didn’t need-well now he had all his ducks in a row—so he surprised us with tickets. Matt’s mother and I pushed our way to the very front of the stage before Kevin came on to take some great pictures, then we headed back to Zach, Matt and Matt’s stepdad. One of the backstage guys knew Zach and Matt and they started talking for awhile. After awhile of talking the guy said “follow me”…so we all started following him and low and behold he took us BACKSTAGE. I was like a little girl in a candy shop fixing to meet Kevin Fowler…we stayed backstage for hours just talking and hanging out with Fowler and the band, it was amazing. After a long “extremely fun” night we headed back to Matt’s and crashed. The next morning was sad having to leave Matt, I gave him my little “momma-sister-friend type pep talk” and gave him a huge hug, told him how proud of him I was and that I loved him. He had tears in his eyes and said “Tiffany-I’m going to be ok…I know it now”, and you know whatI know he will be ok now as well. We don’t know what our future holds, we don’t know what path God will take us down…but we do now with love-support from friends-and prayers God will guide us in the right direction!

I have TONS of pictures to post from this weekend and tons of Kevin Fowler—however there all at home, so there will be a separate post of just pictures coming up soon, hopefully tonight, so make sure you check back! :)

8 comments:

Ashley said...

I am afraid I am going to pass out today at camp!! haha...it is going to be so hot out there. I can't wait till you come over this afternoon and hang out after work. I glad ya'll had fun this weekend and I can't wait for Sat. night!!! Love ya

About the Milams said...

Thanks so much for mentioning me and my family, Tiff. We really appreciate it. We will take all the prayers we can get. Have a blessed day!

G & H said...

Hey Tiff! I didn't get to read the whole post but wanted to share that after my moms aneurism surgery she had and still has depression....its so hard on everyone and certainly she has some moments better than others but i know she feels so horrible that its hard for her to be happy....just wanted you to know this is something we share and I will be praying for you and your mom!

BTW 22 days! EXCITING!

KellRich said...

Hey girl! Thank you so much for your comments- they are so sweet and very uplifting! Sorry it has taken me a while to respond- still trying to figure all of this out! Haha! I'm so glad that I was able to meet you. Rosie thinks the world of you and now I can see why! Hope you have a great day- and thanks again for your sweet comments! XoXo!!!!!

KellRich said...

One more thing...I think that you and Rosie both are true inspirations! No one is more deserving than the two of you, and I know in my heart one day y'all will get the news you both have been waiting for and I CAN'T WAIT! Until that day comes, I pray every night for the two of you and thank God that I have been able to be a part of and witness y'alls story and journey- it is truly remarkable and encouraging the faith that you both have! Much love!!!!!!

Rosie said...

Wow! Kelli's comments just made me cry a little. So sweet!
I'm glad you had such a great weekend with Matt. I'm not sure I remember who he is though.
I wish I was doing boot camp with ya'll but I'm probably too much of a wimp to finish it out. ha ha! Good luck with that :) Love you!

Courtney said...

Hey! I'm tagging you with the Honest Scrap Award for your honest and inspiring posts!

Congratulations!

http://growingtheyerkesfamily.blogspot.com/2009/06/award-for-me.html

twondra said...

I absolutely cannot wait for your next chapter sweetie! We're all going to be right here cheering you on! How exciting!

I admire you for going through boot camp! Wow! You go girl! :)

So sorry to hear about your mom. She is definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

Love ya!


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