Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Katie Ann is Underway... For a Moment

Today I woke up from a phone call from Zac after his 12 hour shift (8PM-8AM.) It was so wonderful to hear his voice :) he is very anxious to get the boat going and get out of port! it finally happened! They left Pier 91! But, they headed south, and the Bering Sea is north so i was a little confused before I got a text from Zac letting me know they were fueling up. I've got to admit, I'm a little obsessed. This ship tracking website is being watched like a movie by me. So I waited and waited to see where the Katie Ann would go next... and when it moved I didn't take my eyes off the screen. And then... they went straight back to Pier 91...with a tug boat following! I am a little panicked to say the least. I cant talk to Zac since the last time around 7 because he started his shift at 8. So, I have been in contact with my cousin Sam who just got off the boat for some reassurance. He said its most likely engine problems, but that its common and to not lose faith, that he is in Gods hands; not my hands or your hands, but Gods hands. Thank you, Sam; Thank you, Lord.

I forgot to share these! Zac sent me pictures of how he set us his room...or top bunk for that matter. He has three other roommates, who apparently don't shower. He is the biggest, but got the top bunk. Pray for a sense of humor and a contest spirit for Zac. Here is his area (:

Here is his bed, showing our some pictures of Gage, Zac, and I. I just love that he did that.

Here is a close up of one side of the picture wall. The other pictures were just of us at our wedding. I just adore you Zac and the husband and father you are and keep becoming.

This picture shows his bunk.. on the top :)

Here is his cubby. Its holding some miscellaneous clothes, bathroom supplies, and beef jerky Dave got for him (which he was thoroughly excited about :)

And there... is there very stylish table and chairs :)

I think it actually looks pretty cozy! I love you Zac, just saying.
It was comforting to me knowing where he was and what he was living in.

On a different note, Gage was a booger today. A very cute booger of course :) As soon as we got off the phone with Zac showing him Gage can say "ish," Gage made an "uh-oh" as he would say. Somehow, he dumped his entire bottle on the tile floor... then proceeded to sit in it and scoot, and sweep his hands through it. That meant automatic bath time. By the way, I am so not happy I didn't get pictures of the mess before I cleaned it up! I almost reenacted it. But here "Da," we took pictures of bath time for you!

Yes, there is that little booty that looks just like his dads! haha :)

This morning, Zac was having a hard time with the fact that hes been on the boat for three days, they haven't left port and they are working for free until they catch fish... he wants to get the show on the road. So I looked in my book ("The Power of a Praying Wife") and looked at the chapter His Attitude only because I don't want him to feel stress or anxiety out there, or ever.

I actually texted him the prayer I prayed today; and it was funny because he asked "Who wrote that prayer, babe?" I said "Its in the book I'm reading, 'The Power of a Praying Wife.'' He then replied shortly after "oh ok because the vocabulary is extensive." He was saying in a nicer-sort-of-way that he knows I didn't write it because i don't use big words like that. haha it made me giggle. But then he also told me how much he appreciated for sending that to him and praying for him.

The prayer reads:

fill Zac with Your love and peace today. May there be a calmness, serenity, and sense of well-being established in him because his life is God-controlled, rather than flesh-controlled. Enable him to walk in his house with a clean and perfect heart before you. Shine the light of Your Spirit upon him and fill Him with your love. I pray that he will be kind and patient, not selfish or easily provoked. Enable him to bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things. Release him from anger, unrest, anxiety, concerns, inner turmoil, strife, and pressure. May he not be broken in spirit because of sorrow, but enjoy the continual feast of a merry heart. Give him a spirit of joy and keep him from growing into a grumpy old man. Help him to be anxious for nothing, but give thanks in all things so he can know the peace that passes all understanding. May he come to the point of saying "I have learned in whatever state I am. to be content." I say to Zac this day,"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace."

We Trust in You, Lord.

We love you Zachary,

1 comment:

  1. That was the perfect prayer to share with him, Britt. And I love what you added up above: "Pray for a sense of humor." :)

    Such great pictures of Gage! He is not at all afraid of that camera, is he? Haha! That's a good thing when your mama is a photographer. :)


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