Friday, May 16, 2008

The Puzzle by Lew

The intent of this post is two fold - 1) to apprize folks of how The Plan is progressing and 2) to provide insight to others in our situation. The title of this post will remain constant and will be updated as the pieces to The Puzzle fall into place. It will only be posted by Lew (we'll see how that holds up). The Plan is just that - a plan and it is conveyed in this post as a puzzle. Tonya and I put a plan together. We looked at it all, from all sides. Well, at least WE feel we looked at it all from all sides. The Plan essentially evolves around putting our family in the best possible situation to raise Quadruplets plus 2 wild and crazy boys.

The box to the puzzle was opened when we looked at each other and said wtf are we going to do! That would have been when we first found out that there were 4 in "there"...The box to the puzzle has a picture of our family on it, with each of us holding a baby, and all the facets of The Plan in the background. Thanks to Tonya, we do not know the gender so the babies have question marks on their faces. Our goal with The Puzzle is to have the background pieces together before the babies with question marks on their faces are born (thanks, again, to Tonya).

There are not enough pieces to classify the puzzle as a jigsaw, but there are quite a few pieces nonetheless. Up until recently, the puzzle did not have much rhyme or reason to it. We have studied it, looked at it from different angles, even gone so far as to look for numbers on the back of the pieces, but still we remain "puzzled".

Some of the pieces are starting to fall into place. They aren't joined together, at least not for the moment, but there appears to be some pieces that seem as though they may fit.

Next week there will be some pieces that are connected...and I will be able to lay the puzzle out for you all to visualize.

It would have been nice to have the puzzle together by now, but life is not easy, it is a challenge, and it is far from a game. I consider it more of a series of mazes, and I have never considered a maze a game. Each stage of our lives is a maze, and with each maze you have to choose a path or paths to go down. There are paths that you can go down that end abruptly. There are paths that seem to go on with no end. You can continue on a path or turnaround. But, there is only one path that is the right path. Tonya and I are doing our best to find that path. Please pray for us.

We are ready for this challenge, but this f&$%ing puzzle needs to get together and this is one hard f&$%ing maze!



Auntie Kristy said...

BIG BROTHER ~ I am LOVING your writing. Its AMAZING that everyone that LOVES you guys can get this insight into this puzzle you and T are working on. Not to sound all "little sister cheesy" but you know in the end what brings that puzzle together is FAMILY*LOVE*&*FAITH*. And you guys have more than ANYONE I know. Sending LOTS of PRAYERS from downstate. LOVE YOU, up north Lew's,
the PROUD auntie Kristy

PS ~ How come none of us have ever tasted this "MOOMER'S" ice cream? I want to eat there just b/c of the name!!

Anonymous said...

1. Don’t force a fit. If something is meant to be, it will come together naturally.

2. When things aren’t going so well, take a break. Everything will look different when you return.

3. Be sure to look at the big picture. Getting hung up on the little pieces only leads to frustration.

4. Perseverance pays off. Every important puzzle went together bit by bit, piece by piece.

5. When one spot stops working, move to another. But be sure to come back later (see #4).

Auntie Jessy said...

Wow! That post has left me with wanting are good with words bro, can't wait for more to come. Please know the 8 of you are constantly in our prayers. God works in mysterious ways, as you are well aware. I truly believe strength comes in numbers. You have an army of friends and family continually sending you warm thoughts and prayers. The strong army of prayers are going to lift you guys up to show you the light. You are going to be extraordinary parents to your crazy but wonderful family of 8. We can't wait for baby Hegge to meet the Lew cousins!

We love you all, Auntie Jessy, Uncle Hans and baby Hegge too:-)

Steven said...

I'm sure you'll both figure it out, you're both very smart, plus you got Aiden and Cale to help, right?