Thursday, December 13, 2007

Personal pep talk

I think a lot of people take time to think about the past during the holidays. It is natural to think about special memories, remember someone who is no longer living, and consider the many ways life has changed.

Last year I spent time thinking about how our life had changed from 2005 to 2006 with the addition of Lindy. I documented some of my feelings in this post. That post was meant to encourage my friends who were so discouraged and disappointed that they hadn't brought home their special family member. They were struggling and oh how I could empathize. Thankfully, most of the friends I wrote this for have their sweet children and are experiencing joy beyond measure. Congratulations Di, Jill, and Shauna! Also, I couldn't be happier for you Heather and Kim. Even though I didn't know you last year, I know it was a disappointing Christmas for you and your families, as well. This Christmas, though, will be magical for all of you!!!

Now, I must read the words I wrote and BELIEVE them all over again. I do. I know God has a plan and purpose. I hold to that. I see it everyday when I look into Lindy's eyes and hold her close to me. Although I don't think we will have our daughter in 2008 or 2009, I know God knows when it will happen and that gives me peace.


Kimber said...

His plan is always perfect! Praying for you.


The West Family said...

have peace in your heart :)

Karen said...

What a great post you wrote in '06. I couldn't agree with you more, God does have a plan and that gives us peace. Please remind me if I forget that and I will do the same. Happy Holidays!


Jenn Gager said...

Praying for you!

Heather said...

Oh sweetie - what a beautiful post - sorry it took me so long to get to it! Lis - there are no words I could say, I have been there and I know - I feel it for you and wish I could reach right out and hug you. These last eight months have flown by - literally! I know before long, we will be whooping and rejoicing at news of your precious the meantime, you are loved, your family is prayed for and embraced, you are encouraged and we will be here with you every single step of this journey. God's plan never ever lets us down!

i love you!

DiJo said...

You talked me off several cliffs in 2007! If I never said it, THANK YOU!!! You are such a blessing to so many! I know you belive, and I will be here to remind you whenever you need it!
She will come, and she will be perfect for your precious family! And, I personally can't wait to hit refresh 1000 times when that special Gotcha Day comes!
You have so much to look forward to!
Blessings my friend!