I have a confession to make. Are you ready? Okay here it goes. I have really struggled with this blog since my dad went to Heaven. I’m sure that you could probably tell. Lots of quick posts. Sometimes though, when you are just trying to survive, it’s hard to do this sort of thing.
Here is the thing. You guys are amazing. You encourage me, as I try to encourage you. I want to keep writing and sharing about country life and making a home and God’s amazing love. I just want you to know that if posts seem sparse or quick…it’s because our family is focusing on healing at this point. A human only has a certain amount power and the rest is up to God. I love that.
When my dad was here, he would call of a morning and ask what I was doing. I would say…”Just bloggin’ a little.” We would laugh. I miss that more than I could ever explain. I know that he is with his Father now. God has underlined that for me in so many ways. I will be eternally grateful for the way that God has carried us through this. That being said, the human heart is still healing.
On this part of my path, I am learning new joy in the simple things. I want to share that with you. I have changed. You cannot survive this…without changing. Change, when God is involved, is always perfect though.
Love from the dirt road,
I thought about what to reply today. My friend your walk for healing I am sure you are on a day by day journey. Matthew 5:4. Very familiar verse, blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted “. And then I thought about that verse some more. Blessed and comforted in the same sentence . Webster defines blessed as something pleasant or enjoyed happiness. Reading the word does bring comfort for we know where your dad is. But comfort can also come from the warmth of a hug from a friend without a word a said, or perhaps a passing phrase from a stranger . That without knowing your struggle or hurt brought happiness to you at just the right moment when you need it.
You are “pleasant ” and even though you feel your blogging is short and sweet , I believe you touch more lives and “bless” them by your simple but loving way you have about yourself. You give us a glimpse of simple Godly life and what a joy living for Him can be . So perhaps your blogging is a way of healing in its simplest form. We need you friend so keep them coming !
Love ya gal 🙂
Carol…Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. They mean so much to me. The purpose of this blog is that very vein. Just encouraging folks to look to Him. Thank you for reminding me…that it doesn’t have to be anything but…real. Love you, my friend. ~k.
Michelle Buchanan said:
Kelli, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I look forward to each new entry. I know how it feels to lose a parent unexpectedly (I don’t like to say, “I know how you feel” because each experience is different) it does take the heart awhile to heal, even when we know they are in a better place. I know somedays, I think I am doing better & something small reminds me & then I’m sad all over again, but our God makes it bearable, I don’t know what people do without Him. Just wanted to say, I enjoy your posts, it’s like having a cup of coffee with a friend & I will say a little prayer of peace for you. Have a great day!
Michelle…thank you so much for the kind words. It helps so much. I am so glad that you enjoy the blog. It makes it all worth it! Big hugs to you, sweet friend. ~k.