As I sit down to write this, I'm kind of at a loss for words. If it was either from my somewhat vague Instagram's, or my lack of blog posting lately...you were probably inclined to think my family has been going through something lately. Well, its true.
I'll never understand why certain things happen the way they do. I often wonder why God allows some extremely painful experiences into our lives. Then I remember that there is no point in worrying. God has me in His hands. To inform you, I won't be sharing on my blog what happened last week, because frankly, its not my story to share. But it's tested my faith in ways I never thought possible. Then it hit me; God allows things into our lives to make us stronger. To make us better. To prepare us for a future only He can see. To use our story to help others one day...and THAT gives me hope, friends.
If you know me at all, you know I'm an extremely optimistic person. I don't usually stay upset for too long, and I can brush things off rather easily. The only way I made it through last week was by the grace of God...and because of my amazing husband. Never have I ever understood what I did to deserve such an amazing man. He held me while I cried, he cheered me up when I needed it, but most importantly? He was PRESENT. Most of the time there weren't actual words that could comfort me, because the situation we were put in was downright ugly. Yet having him there along the way made me feel better, all week long. He's seriously an angel.
So all of this to say that I can't thank my friends and family enough for helping me through it. Even those who have no idea what's going on, have still tried to come to the rescue anyway. I have literally felt covered in prayer the last seven days, and that's just what I needed. I received so many kind gestures and seriously can say that each one brought tears to my eyes! I know I've been pretty absent in the last week but I just could't put on a "face" and blog about happy stuff when life felt anything but that. However, last week is over, I'm moving on. Things have happened that can't be undone, but we're praying for God to do something big in this situation, because I know that He can! If you've got things going on your life... know that you aren't alone! You CAN pull through this, because you're strong, you're beautiful, and you're a child of God.
I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know Who holds tomorrow.
Prayers and <3 to you!ReplyDelete
Praying for you sweet girlReplyDelete
I've seen your posts and have been thinking of you! xoxoReplyDelete
I'm so sorry you're going through such a terrible time right now! You have such a fantastic perspective, though. Praying for you and your family. If you're in Columbus, let me know and I'll treat you to some Jeni's ;)ReplyDelete
Oh no, I hate you're going through some stuff right now. I'm sorry, girlie. And I'm always here if you need to talk.. or text, or e-mail. ;-)ReplyDelete
Chin up, sweet girl! I've been thinking of and praying for you and yours for the last week! I hope at the very least that everyone is healthy! Anything beyond that, I know you'll pull through with your inspiring, positive attitude and lots of love!ReplyDelete
Thinking about you lady! Amen for that husband of yours.ReplyDelete
So many prayers for you (and your family) for strength, peace, and wisdom to know that God is in control. Even in the midst of hard times, you still manage to smile and look at the beauty in it all - and that's such a wonderful thing!ReplyDelete
Stay strong girl! I hope things get better for you stat! <3ReplyDelete
Prayers for you and prayers for whatever comfort you need today and going forward!ReplyDelete
I've been thinking and praying for you sweet girl. I hope there are brighter days to come. xoxo HUGS!ReplyDelete
Hey girl - i've been MIA and just checked into blog world today - which is kind of ironic. I'll add you to my prayer list and hope you are on the mend. Think of you during this time for sure! XO!ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry! Life is hard, and not fair. Which I guess we were never promised easy or equal, but it sure doesn't make accepting all of 'this' any better. The hope, instead, is offered through incredible opportunities of grace and a ton of promises made by a King that never let's us down. And thank goodness that our happiness is not 100% in the hands of other humans, yet in the strength of a God and His hope for our joy. Thinking of you and praying for you! xoReplyDelete
God put you guys on our hearts last week. Even Jackson said, out of the blue, "hey should we pray for your blog friend Kayla and Caleb?" Haha. We prayed and will continue to pray. It's funny how God works, and you're so right - He gives us things that will make us so much stronger. He is the healer and will bring us through the hardest things. Big hugs, sweet friend!!ReplyDelete
Life is freaking hard, that is for sure!! I question things all the time and never get any answers. Prayers to whatever has got you down!ReplyDelete
Praying for you girl! <3ReplyDelete
I love knowing that our Heavenly Father only gives us things that we can handle. So you are a strong lady. I've also felt so much warmth and comfort from prayer. You are amazing.ReplyDelete
Praying for you pretty lady! I know that with the help of friends and family, you will persevere. Sending you big, Texas sized hugs.ReplyDelete
I wish I had the words to make everything better but you know I'm here for anything!!!ReplyDelete
Prayers for you sweet friend. So glad Caleb is there to always comfort you!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear that you've been having to experience some difficulties in life, but you're so spot on - don't lose the hope. I know what it's like to be in dark places, but please know that 1) God will lift you up on his shoulders, and 2) others will be praying for you!!! XOReplyDelete
Love you oh-so-much! I'm so thankful that in the hard times we have a God that will pull us through!!ReplyDelete
Thinking of you! xoReplyDelete
i love you, i love you, i love you, twin!! prayers for you!ReplyDelete
Hugs to you, my sweet Kayla! Your perspective is perfect... God grows us in ways that can be incredibly painful, but we can always find hope and peace in the assurance that it will be ultimately be used for His kingdom <3ReplyDelete
Thinking of you!ReplyDelete