Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Dreams are hard but dreams can live" - Ann Kiemel

Unfortunately, I went to Target tonight to pick up a heart felt sympathy card for a dear family member of mine who was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Lung Cancer. In reading every single card, I accidently came across this sympathy card. Already with tears in my eyes with just the thought of my uncle batteling this and my aunt right by his side, I read more cards.

Then I came across this one... Really? Why?

"Thinking of you at this difficult time. Knowing how much this pregnancy meant makes news of your loss that much sadder for everyone who cares about you..."

Who in the world thought it would be appropriate to put a sun on the inside of this card? Really??

"Even though it feels like there isn't anything anyone can say or do to make the grieving easier, these loving healing thoughts are being sent your way."

*Insert full blown tears here*

I come home to read up on some blogs... I came across Kelly's Korner whom I do not actually follow. I occassionally read her blog as it always seems to be uplifting and real. I scrolled down a bit and came across her post entitled Never Give Up. She posted a link to Focus on the Family's broadcast with Ann Kiemel and her story on Never Giving up... It is just what I needed to hear right now! Listen. Amazing. Encouraging. A reminder of what I needed.

Click on the link below and then click Listen Now. Sit back and enjoy.


Hayley said...

Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by at Reflections of Grace!! Girl, I have no words of wisdom on the fertility frustrations but to put all your trust in the Lord. I have went through every single fertility test, treatment, drug, etc. there is available to try with the exception of In Vitro...I have had 1 miscarriage and 1 near fatal tubal pregnancy...and, still no child. Believe me when I say I know the hurt of infertility, and I know the feeling of no one understanding the numbing pain of it all. But, you have to have hope, and your hope can only be found in Christ. If you have no hope, well, you have no reason to keep pressing on. I wrote a blog post back in July called "While I'm Waiting". I have to believe and trust that God gave us this season of waiting for a reason, and I have begun to make it a point to thank Him for specific things that I couldn't have had if I were already a mommy...and, that makes it more bearable, more "okay", even a blessing if that even seems possible. I LONG for a child in a way I can't even express with words - it's such a part of my spirit to be a mommy, but while I'm waiting I have to choose to live everyday in this moment. I hope that helps!! Is it okay if I pray for you and your husband?

I've enjoyed reading your blog :) Please come back and visit me sometime :)


Anonymous said...

thanks for posting that card. i had a recent miscarriage and i got a card from someone and it meant so much to me. if i got a card that specifically addressed the miscarriage i would have been bawling my eyes out too.

and i'm so sorry for your uncle. i lost 3 people last year to cancer, one was lung. its so sad. an another uncle right now is dying of brain cancer.

with all the other things your going through your mind must be spinning and your heart must be numb.

i appreciate all of your posts, you are a brave young woman and are bound to be an amazing mother, hopefully soon!!!