Monday, May 4, 2009

What else can happen to us?

When I was a little kid and we had hard things hit our family, sometimes I would ask my mom "what else can happen to us?" She would kindly remind me that a lot worse things could happen to us, and that it was bad luck to say that. I actually thought this question again today. We got some bad news and I am not able to share it with you right now, but please know that we could use your thoughts and prayers in our behalf. Now I am the MOM (need to remember that, Mother's Day is this Sunday) and I am suppose to be strong and yet when something hits like this, I realize that I begin to doubt some and become so scared inside that I can't even find a calm thought. We don't have all the information on this subject, which always makes it harder ....the unknown is a scary thing.

So I went to some friends house this evening before our Family Night and just sat and talked with them. They are so dear to our family and I knew that I needed to talk to someone. How grateful I am for so many people who love our family and truly believe that we have it in us to handle whatever comes our way, and that we will some how be better and stronger for it. These friends reminded me of my faith and how God has never left us alone. He has always been right by our sides during our toughest trials, so here we go onto the next obstacle and trial.

Tonight in family night as we discussed with the kids the situation, I was grateful that Jeff and I were able to be strong as we informed the kids of what was happening and going to happen in the next few days. The kids are calm when we are calm, and it works that same way with panic and fear. So there was a peaceful feeling as we are sat around and discussed information and options. I only wish Brad and Krystal lived closer, especially during times like this. But I looked around the room and realized that we were together and some how we will once again make it and be the stronger and hopefully closer to the Lord after this. We are so blessed. Thank you again for always being there for us, you are more of a strength to us that you may ever realize. We love ya. Lynn, Jeff and kids

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love and a sound mind"  2 Timothy 1:7

"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live"   ~Dorothy Thompson

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."      ~Eleanor Roosevelt


Maria said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. ~Maria Olson

Julie N. said...

Love you and your family and you are always in my prayers.

Carolyn Cox said...

Our prayers are with you too! I sure miss talking like we use to. Love, Carolyn

Krystal Ann said...

We wish we were closer too! We love and miss you guys and think of you always :)

stephanie said...

We'll be praying for your wonderful family too!

-the Nylands