Faith is when your soul fills with courage as the storm clouds roll in.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.”
Our parents have both gone home now, and I feel like I am ready to start doing the things that define my daily life: blogging, crafting, taking pictures of Luke and writing about his little life that is zipping by so fast. Hanging out with friends, cleaning the house, cooking experiments for dinner and seeing if Scott will like it or not.
But at the same time I feel like if I start going back to life before Rachel I am not honoring her memory. I know I will never forget her, how could I ever forget the precious little girl that I wanted so so much? But we have to move forward with life. I can't stay stuck in the events of this month. November is just a few days away and I am on a new journey to heal and move forward with courage.
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
We do not understand why we are chosen for certain trials. We have to be able to trust with all of our hearts to fully see the outcome and blessings the Lord has in store for us. Knowing that the path He takes us will help us reach our greatest potential. We will grow closer to Him as we take His lead and follow him. He will give us the strength we do not have on our own.
Katie, I am amazed by your strength and courage!ReplyDelete
It is such a blessing to know that we will have the opportunity to be reunited with our family someday. You are an amazing woman and Rachel is so lucky to have you as her mother. You have strengthened many through your faith and courage. Thinking of you often...ReplyDelete
I haven't stopped thinking about you or Rachel. You are an amazing woman.ReplyDelete