The last week

I’m quite certain that the good people in Waycross, Georgia are some of the best people around. In fact, their presence and constant flow of casseroles, meat trays, and sweets are what got us through the depths of the last two weeks.  

It’s been a whirlwind, that’s for sure. MR and I said goodbye to Waycross last Sunday and headed back to Atlanta. G stayed behind to be with his mom. By mid-day Monday, it was obvious  that my nausea and upset stomach was not due to nerves, but rather a vicious, relentless stomach bug. For the next two days, I sat in bed, unable to eat or rest. Thankfully, mom and Julie were there to take on Mary Reese.  By Thursday, the stomach bug had hit Garrett, Hannah, Mary Reese, Hendley, Boss, and Julie.

Garrett returned late Thursday night with his mom. Danette has long been our “rock” so we were honored to have her lean on us for once. Our weekend was spent as a family. We cried. Laughed. And prayed.

Danette headed back to Waycross yesterday morning. We hugged her tight and prayed for God’s guidance. There is no denying that we have a long road ahead of us. Wiby’s presence will be missed. We ask that you continue to lift us up in prayer. These prayers and God’s promise are truly a comfort to us!

Fernandina, July 2005



Fernandina, July 2008


December, 2008

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7 Responses to The last week

  1. Mary Martha says:

    Girl, I’m so sorry life has been super difficult for ya’ll lately. It’s so very evident that you are putting your trust and faith in Christ to make it through all this. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Bethany says:

    Praying for y’all. . .

  3. Clare Winn says:

    oh carly, i just got teary eyed reading your post. i am so sorry you guys have had to endure all of this, please send garrett our love and prayers. and to be sick on top of all of that is just horrible. the pictures are beautiful, and we are all thinking of you!! xoxo, c

  4. Waycross is full of good people. Bless your hearts.

    love you.

  5. Alli says:

    Hi Carly,
    We’ve been lifting your whole family up since hearing the terrible news of Dr. Dial’s passing. I am so sorry that you all are having to go through this season in life. The Sweat’s are sending our love and many prayers.

    Mighty God, be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress. Psalm 71:3 (Claiming this scripture for you)


  6. Elaina says:

    Hey Carly,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know the pain and grief all too well. I pray God’s strength, comfort and peace upon you + family during this difficult time. All of you remain in my prayers.


  7. kristi says:

    Thank you for sharing your pictures…..I am enjoying the memories you all have of Wiby…..many prayers!!

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