Tuesday, April 15, 2008

So Many Things

I may not have blogged But, my house is clean, my children are all tucked away in bed, and I'm laboriously writing Thank You Notes (if I owe you one, maybe its coming).

Yesterday, A turned Four! and I produced This fabulous cake for him.

And today, the Rector, Warden's and Vestry of Church of the Good Shepherd were served notice that we are being sued (is that even how you say it? This has never happened to me before). Here is the Press Release.
E giggled delightedly at the news, 'Sued, that's silly.'
Me: I guess.
E: Are they going to squash the house?
Me: I don't think so. (Embarked and a long and complicated explanation of what it means to be sued and what a judge is and what a lawyer is using the possibility of A breaking a toy but not telling and Matt having to figure out who is telling the truth and R and G being the Lawyers.)
E (very confused): Let's read the Bible to find out what happens.
Me: Ok. Let's have tea and cake. What do you want to read?
E: Lets' read about the law.
Me: The 10 commandments? or Jesus?
E: The 10 commandments.
A: I wouldn't break a doll. But R will break something.
Me: Probably.


Kevin said...

My life is going a million miles an hour that I just learn of the birth of the newest Kennedy via the side bar!?!

Oh may Jesus hold all of you safe in these trying times and give you His wisdom and peace. May He protect your family from all evils and lead you safe into His arms.

Anonymous said...

Keeping you all in our prayers.


Anonymous said...

"Sued, that's silly." Once again, Emma sees to the heart of things.
Prayers for you all.

Miss Sippi

Anonymous said...

Anne, we love you with the love of the Lord. And I'm praying that you'll especially feel the care and protection of the Good Shepherd during this time. Stay rested, and hang in there!

Anonymous said...

I'm a member of a Northern Virginia parish being sued by our former bishop as well as TEC. I will keep you, Matt and the folks at Good Shepherd in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

The people of St. James Anglican in Newport Beach are holding you up in prayer. We are going on 4 years now. Our lawyers are working hard for their presentation before the CA. Supreme Court. So many feelings--many roller coaster rides, but overall knowing that God is in control and He loves us very much.

Your fellow catechist,

Anonymous said...

I expect the congregation of the ANiC Church of the Resurrection in Brandon MB stands beside you, I do.

We will not be silent

Anonymous said...

Anne--and Matt-
Jerry and I are keeping you in our prayers here in Vancouver WA. You should know that Anglicans--whether in the Church or in another--all around the world are holding you in prayer.
Joan & Jerry O.
(Formerly of St. James, NB)

Anonymous said...

Have you both been deposed? Is that why the bishop called your husband "Mr. Kennedy"? Is that what preceded this action?

Whatever. You are all paying a very high price for your beliefs. Your faith is strong and must grow even stronger in the days ahead. This will not be an easy time for anyone - especially the children. You and your husband and your children are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Anne, you, Matt, your children and all the people of Good Shepherd are in our prayers. We pray that the Lord will give you an abundance of strength and comfort as you face these difficulties.

Nancy & Mark McCall

Anne said...

Thank you all, so much, for your prayers and good wishes.

We actually weren't deposed. We renounced our orders in TEC and were accepted into the Church of Kenya as part of the 'protocol' in our negotiation process, which, obviously, came to nothing. We like our new bishops Very Much :).

At A Hen's Pace said...

Praying for your family and church community right now...