Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lynnette's book-Chapter 5 & Week 2 The Secret

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This book reading is for In Faithfulness, He Afflicted Me by Lynnette Kraft. (To visit Lynnette's blog click here.)

I definitely agree with Lynnette when she says that her and Kyle were able to look at life through different eyes. Your perspective really does change. Things that you thought mattered so much suddenly seem so insignificant. I can definitely say I care less about some things than I used to like housework for instance. I think my husband would vouch for me on this because he definitely has seen me doing less! I also agree that God can continue to work in our lives if we allow Him.

I think it's wonderful that Kyle was involved with the college kids but you can only do so much before it starts to become a strain. I'm pretty sure I would've felt the same as Lynnette if something kept Anthony from spending time together as a family, and really I think we could honestly use some work on that area anyway. It's hard during the week because we have a set routine but I think we could be more flexible during the weekends on our family time. I'd like to get out more and do things like go to the park or visit fun places that have things for Kyndra to do. What are some things you would like to do more as a family?

Uncertainty plagues us all at times. It was there at times when Lynnette was pregnant with Cecily and I certainly feel it myself as we TTC. I don't know what God has planned for us but I know that no matter what it is He will be with us every step of the way. I've already lived through the worst thing I possibly could and I survived. I continue to live my life and survive.

Reading about Lynnette's pregnancy and birth of Cecily got me thinking about what is ahead of me. (And just a side note-Cecily was the same weight and length as Kyndra was when she was born. ) I'm already praying that we will be able to keep our next baby. I know Kyndra won't really be able to grasp what my next pregnancy will be like for us but I think Hannah may. I have to wonder if she will be hoping that her next sibling will live. We'll all cross that bridge together when it comes.

I already know that each moment I will cherish and it will be sweeter now that we have lost Carleigh. No matter how many more children we have, she will always remain close to our hearts. I know I will still think about her every day (just like I think of Jordan too). I'm so with Lynnette. I'll take a boring day any day.

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To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.

I think that I do a good job at all three of these most of the time. I am naturally a positive and happy person. The glass is always half full for me. Even with losing Carleigh, I much prefer to focus on good things. I don't like to be sad. I don't like to be angry. I know it is normal to feel those things but I would rather deal with them and have it resolved than dwell on them.

I enjoy lifting people up and making them feel better. I mean, who likes to make people feel bad? One thing I notice often is that when I am a cheerful person around my patients it affects their mood and makes them more cheerful too. Didn't they do a study about happy people living longer? Yeah, I'm pretty sure they did. :)


Tim said...

You are so uplifting to us and we thank God everyday that The Blog Frog brought us together. Thank you God and thank you Russ and Holly!

I like to go somewhere for family time. There is just something about car travel, fun and excitng new things, and hotel rooms that bring us together. I guess you dont have much choice since you are all in the same room. LOL

Thats probably why I love hotels to much. Taylor is the same way, but Carey doesnt care for them because they cost money. LOL Thats a CPA for ya!

Love and Prayers,


P.S. Loved the stepping stones and the vid on your blog! Great idea for grandparents!

April said...

I think you always do a wonderful job of lifting people up. I read your comments on other's blogs and they are always very thoughful and caring. I know you always feel the blessing that Carleigh brought into your life and although there will be fear - I know you will be looking forward to more children so you can tell them about their sibling in heaven

croleyc69 said...

Thanx for sharing that was a awesome post. You are a very uplifting person & I'm so glad to have met you. I pray for you everyday that you be blessed with another child. I know to true the fear but I also know how much you cherish moments after a hard time. Prayers & HUGS always. :)

Khanh said...

That great!! I enjoy your blog because you're so light spirited. I know that your pain is still there but it's great to hear what you can do how you over come it. That in turn help others in term of how to deal with pain. Thank you!

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