"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Challenges


Forgive me for not writing lately. The children and I have been going through some difficult times lately. I am confident things will work out, but we could use some prayers right now. Thank you all! I promise to write more soon! 

"The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings."
                    - Ralph Blum


“Life is so risky and so scary, and yet at the same time, so beautiful. Maybe the truth is, it shouldn't be easy. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something's difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make sure it's even harder -if not impossible- to lose.” 
― Sarah DessenAlong for the Ride


The true measure of a person is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges. 
- Martin Luther King Jr.



It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again.
-Vince Lombardi




“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this hardship, I can take the next thing that comes along.” . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”


“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” Marcus Aurelius 



44 comments:

  1. Since you again write "the children and I" I suppose something has happened to your husband; a disease or a divorce or something... I'm sorry that you are going through hard times and I hope and pray that the whole situation will improve and the sun will shine brightly again soon!

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  2. Praying for strength for you and sending {{hugs}}.

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  3. Praying that God, who hears all of your cries, will heal, strengthen, and carry you through your trials. Love these pics of your precious ones, especially the fashionista, Francesca!!! ((((BIG HUGS))))!!

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  4. I just discovered your blog last week. I read the blog in it's entirety in one night. I feel so blessed to have discovered your amazing and beautiful family. I will be sending prayers your way!

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  5. You got it sister.

    Prayers are coming.

    Love,

    Jane in Oregon (formerly from CA)

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  6. I am so thankful to hear from you. I was worried. Although I can say I never supposed any of the things mentioned by Milena. Your personal business is just that. I love you and those sweet kids. Every single one of them.I am sure many of us began praying when we didn't hear from you. I will keep it up and wait for your to return. My love to you,debi

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  7. Praying! You have been on my mind. Audrey has asked to change her name to Francesca! Not kidding. I told her we couldn't do that so just this morning she said to just CALL her Francesca then. She would be telling her teacher today! Sheri

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  8. Sorry to hear this. Your sweet, fun-loving family will be in our prayers. We've been going through a season of hard ourselves. I wasn't prepared for how exhausting and devestating dealing with a mental illness in my child could be, but I have to hang onto the truth that God can and does work all things for good. I know He alone can bring joy, strength, wisdom, witness, and so much more "good" out of the difficulty we face now. Most days I jus thave to remind myself that He will be sufficient when I am not, which is often.
    Hang in there. Look forward to reading your posts when you are able to share again.

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  9. I'm not big on praying, but I've had you and your family in my thoughts recently as I love your blog and was worried when there hadn't been a post in a while. I love the quotes you've posted here - they are very applicable to some things my husband and I are going through right now as well. I keep telling myself to put one foot in front of the other and eventually we'll get to the other side of this mess. Good luck to you in your journey and I'll continue to send positive thoughts your way! Thank you for letting us into your life - I love watching the kids grow and learn. And seeing a smile on Victoria's face always makes me smile too!

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  10. Praying for strength and peace. When I was overwhelmed and in my weakest moments I would pray for grace for the next 15 minutes. Some how only having to make it the next 15 minutes rather than focusing on the next 24-48 hours made it bearable. HUGS!

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  11. I'm thinking of you every day and hoping everything will improve soon. Don't think about writing; taking care of your family is way more important!

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  12. Hoping all is well. I missed you guys! Xoxo

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  13. You are all in my heart, thoughts and prayers... One breath at a time, you'll get through the hardest moments! Eva

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  14. Praying for you all. I miss your updates, I hope everything smooths out soon for you.

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  15. I say a prayer for you all every time I go through my blog list- every day. I have really enjoyed your humor, sweet pictures, and stories of your lives. You are missed!

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  16. I've read here a long time without commenting and wanted to let you know I am praying for all of you.

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  17. Thinking of you all and missing your wonderful posts about you and the girls!! Hope everything is ok.

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  18. Still thinking of you and your family...
    Love and Light, Eva

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  19. Miss you all.

    Could we have a tiny update? I know it's selfish!

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  20. I haven't been reading blogs lately, myself...but your family is in my heart. Prayers for you all.

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  21. Worried about you guys..... It's been so long without an update. Prayers for you all xoxo

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  22. Hang in there. Joy comes in the morning. :)

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  23. Sorry to be a stalker. :) Just wanted you to know that positive thoughts are still coming your way and I hope things are looking up!! The blogworld misses you guys.

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  24. I really miss the updated on the kiddos. Hope things are looking up.

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  25. I miss your updates and photos!
    Thinking of you and the kids.
    -Tracie

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  26. A stranger from the blogosphere... I have read your blog daily for about a year now. I enjoy your stories and seeing the growth of your children and how much joy you get out of their accomplishments. It's now been almost a month since your last post, so I worry how you are doing. I want you to know that you must have a ton of silent readers to this blog who are thinking about you and praying you through this difficult season in your life. I hope the burden you bear currently is not too great and that everything gets better for you. I just wanted to send you this note of encouragement to let you know that you're not alone.

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  27. Wow, almost a month. I'm praying for all of you and hoping you are okay.

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  28. I can't wait to see your next blog.. Miss having that laughter..and seeing those sweet faces.

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  29. Its been a long month since we've heard from your crazy cool crew and I pray that all is well! We miss you around the blogosphere!

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  30. I hope things are getting better with you and yours...Miss your update!

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  31. Also thinking of you, and hoping that things are going better for you and your lovely family (and looking forward to when you feel you can blog again).

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  32. Sending up prayers for you each day. God is in control so why am I so worried? My love to you,deb

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  33. I thought of y'all today. I miss your smiling faces!! Hops everything is okay. God gives us strength, especially in the hardest times.

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  34. I hope everything is OK. I have been missing your posts.

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  35. Hoping all is o.k...I am worried..I don´t commnet much but read all the time...Its been a long time since you last wrote...I am praying for you..Hugs...

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  36. Just checking in. Praying all is well with you!
    Sheri

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  37. You and your precious loves were on my mind today. I know it's not about "me", but I wanted to let you know that I sure miss your funny stories and sweet smiling faces! Praying for you all..Much Love, Neysa (James 1:2-4)

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  38. Missing reading about you and your family's life. I hope everything is alright with you guys :) !

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  39. Hope your family is doing good! Thinking of you!!

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  40. Come back soon! Sure, I only virtually know you guys but your kids are seriously adorable. I hope everyone is well!

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  41. Still praying...are you ok?!?

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  42. How are you guys doing? I hope everything is okay. Worried about you all! Lots of prayers heading your way.

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