Computer Crash

  As most of you know by now, a couple of weeks ago, my computer crashed.  Thousands of photos and hundreds of carefully written documents….gone.  My CD burner quit working a while back, so I had been backing up photos only at an online website, so thank the Lord, only a few months of photos are lost.  If you are me though, a few months of photos is HUNDREDS!  Including the whole session that went with this one:

butterfly

The quality is really poor because I had to copy and paste from flickr, but its better than nothing, right?  This whole session was soo awesome, one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments captured in time. I probably shot 200 photos in the 20 minutes we had the butterfly at our fingertips.  Thank the Lord I uploaded this favorite butterfly shot to facebook and flickr that night, because the computer crashed a few days after this photo was taken.

   The hard part is, I accessed all my photos files all the time for this blog. I miss the ease of just going back to a child’s 2nd birthday and clicking a few photos to share.  Now I have to go to the actual physical photo album, pull the photo and scan them one by one.

{SIGH}  Being a grown up is hard sometimes.

  2 computer techs have looked at the crashed hard drive and deemed it UNsalvageable, so it is currently on its way to Washington for 1 last attempt by a friend of a friend computer genius & his crew to look at it.  Praying for a computer miracle!

  The documents?  Well lets just say I might be just as sad about those as the photos.  I stayed up from 11pm – 5 am one night last month writing blog posts…..the hard kind, the ones that make me cry and are super hard to share.  They will be re written and shared in due time, but I can tell you right now, I have no doubt in my mind that my computer crashing had everything to do with what I was planning to share with you. 

  This attack on my computer is no different than our Tahoe dying, our pipes bursting, our lawn mower breaking (Remember that week? With Cherries On Top.) Tonight, Dale’s chain saw wouldn’t run while he attempted to cut wood for our fireplace.  Satan is running rampid around our home seeking to distract and defeat us.  Guess what? These attacks WON’T WORK!  The Victory has already been won, and its OURS.  We bind satan in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and command him to leave us alone!!!!!!!!!!! 

  2011 will go down in history as our toughest year yet, but I have no doubt, that as we look back, and see one set of footprints in the sand, it’s because HE carried us through when we were unable to stand on our own. 

Like I told you in the Fall on Jesus post:

Sometimes you run towards Christ,
Sometimes you can’t run, so you walk towards Him.
If you can’t walk, you stand, facing the right direction.
If you can’t stand, lean.
Lean on Him, for He IS the right direction.
And if you fall?
Fall on Jesus.
In Him there is hope, life, and the promise of a bright future

I am praising my Lord and Savior for this DAILY!

   So, moving on……

  I am a part of a group called 365 Chicks.  My commitment in joining this group, was to take a photo a day for a whole year.  Daunting, but fun!  I was doing so well uploading each and every night…………..until the computer crash.  After that I was so sad and lost my fire to do it, so I skipped a week or so, but I am back at it again.  I thought it’d be fun to share it with you today.  I have never been more thankful to have my photos in an online album like this!

 sunflowers At the end of my 365 day challenge, I though it’d be fun to do a blog post about it, so consider this your official sneak peek!

(again, poor quality during transfer from flickr to here)

applescity lightsFlorida beachhorseshoesPaxton

Here is the link to my 365 Album:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/4littlefergusons/sets/72157627245902299/

Go check it out!  And please, help me pray for a computer miracle!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a fantastic weekend!

~T

Quick Update

Hi friends, Just a quick note, my computer crashed right before I left for my weekend away at Women’s Encounter. I came home to the sad news that the hard drive was fried and I lost EVERYTHING! Future blog posts, all my documents, all my photos. 😦 I was unable to back up my files because the cd burner wasn’t working. My computer is only a year and a half old. Dell is on my doo doo list now!!! lol 🙂 I have this weeks blogs set up, but I am unsure at this point just how many posts were lost. Please bear with me in the days to come, I am having to come over to my moms to get on the computer, so if a day comes and no post, it probably was lost in the computer crash. On to the happy news, I one day plan to share my encounter with Christ at Women’s Encounter this weekend, but for now I will tell you this…..EVERYONE needs to go to one of these weekends. It is not a typical church retreat, it is a “tear down the walls, cry it out at the foot of the cross, build you back up before we send you home, I am free in Christ” kind of weekend with INCREDIBLE surprises at every twist and turn. It is truly changed my LIFE!!!! This weekend I traded beauty for ashes, peace for my despair, and gladness was given in exchange for my mourning. The story I will one day share with you is no longer a tragedy, it is a VICTORY, it is no longer my story, IT IS HIS! Praise be to my Heavenly Father, who so lavishly poured out His love on his daughter this weekend. Love you all, thank you for your prayers…..T
PS Yes, I came home to a clean house, happy bathed kids with such fun stories of their weekend with daddy, AND homemade cookies! Dale rocks!!!!! 🙂