Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A personal favor: the Power of prayer

Hey guys! As promised on Monday, there will be a fun DIY post today featuring two wallet friendly & creative DIY's. But before I post those projects I wanted to ask you all a personal favor.

I rarely try and touch on religious beliefs on this blog because I believe everyone has the right to feel however they so choose. But today I'm asking for prayers to uplift a family who desperately needs powerful healing and courage right now. I have a friend from childhood who I am fortunate enough to be able to keep up with through Facebook. I found out yesterday that after giving birth to her first baby her husband took his own life and will not be making this parental journey with her. I hesitated to post about this because it is so raw and personal to her and her sweet family. However, it just rocked me to my core yesterday and it's all I have been able to think about since I found out. It has put everything into perspective for me... The dishes that I thought I needed to get done immediately instead of taking a few extra minutes to enjoy my family time or the plans I had to make months in advance, meanwhile ignoring the beauty of being in the present moment. It all just seems a little less dire...a little less important. 
I believe in trying to learn something beautiful midst the darkness of something tragic. My prayers are with my childhood friend. The new blessing of a baby who is now without her father and finding a healing light through all of this confusion and mix of emotions it has created in my mind.

Love to all of you guys today. Thank you in advance for your prayers & make sure and come back to be able to have something a bit more happy to brighten your day.


11 comments:

  1. Wow, that's awful. Many thoughts and prayers go out to your friend

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  2. I can't imagine what your friend is going through right now. This time should be filled with so much joy. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her baby during this dark time and that she finds herself surrounded by love and support.

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  3. I think being pregnant makes this even more devistating to hear, my heart is broken for your friend and her baby girl. I've already been praying and will continue to lift them up in prayer.

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  4. I'm so sorry for you, your friend and her family. Of course I'll add all of you to my prayer list. Even science has concluded there is healing power in prayer! Thank you for sharing something so personal with us :) Know that your readers are giving you a big virtual hug.
    xoxo
    P

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  5. This is so tragic. We know that our God uses all things for His good. We have to rest in that , as unexplainable and incomprehensible as this is. I will definitely add her and her precious baby to my prayer list for healing. May she feel God's presence guiding her step by step in the days ahead. Amen.

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  6. Prayers and blessings to your friend and her precious little one. I am so, so sorry for their loss.

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  7. Oh my goodness, please let your dear friend know that there are many out there praying for her and her family right now. It is at times like this that prayer really can help. It doesn't take away the pain, but I honestly believe it makes it a little more bearable. God bless her and her baby.

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  8. Wow, Wow, Wow.....Words of encouragement are certainly hard for me to find for someone who has been dealt this gut-wrenching blow on what should have been one of her best moments in her life. Mental health is so important and much more needs to be done to push it to the forefront of healthcare issues. It is too bad that her husband couldn't find the proper help he needed to get him through his silent pain.
    I don't know you are them but you can be assured you are all heavy in my thoughts.

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  9. Oh, Courtney, I am so so sorry. It's hard to know what to say except that I'm sending prayers that you, your friend and her little one -- plus all the many others that are deeply affected by this -- will find the comfort and support they gravely need at this very sad time.

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  10. I cannot begin to thank all of you for your kind, kind, heart-felt words. They were so comforting and I love that I was able to have some extra support for my friend. This world can be a tricky place, but with sweethearts like y'all it makes everything a little bit better. LOTS of LOVE!!! Please continue to pray for healing.

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