Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Beauty from Ashes " my Lupus fairytale "

Beauty from ashes lay in my soul as I struggle with battling Lupus everyday.

My heart is overflowing with love due to what has unfolded in my life

 since I joined  Sue and her Country Roads  family over a year ago.

I am blessed by the hearts of the most amazing women, bloggers

and customers who have become a beautiful support system for me.

(necklace made for me as a gift by Denise)
Her jewelry can be purchased at Truly Tattered

Sometimes the road is so difficult that we are on and the

sweetness and love of true friendship

is found through the valley of our sorrows...

That unexpected something that happens and changes

your life and heart forever

Friends who hold your heart, pray for you, cry with you and for you

and rejoice for each little milestone that you overcome

 Friendship that is built on unconditional love...

Each day faces a new challenge and also brings

forth to me a new gift...

Like this old tattered urn so is my story

every chip, crack and break is my journey

thats leads me to be so grateful for

every  simple thing in my life...

I would not trade a thing to miss out on all that

has embraced me over the past year...

The most rare and precious rose blooms in adversity...

Much love to all of you from my heart

 Every good and perfect gift comes from above

James 1:17

My fairytale continues...


linking up to sweet Kathleen's White Wednesday


Ron and Jamie said...


Loui♥ said...

just simply, awesomely, beautiful!
warmest hugs!

Tori said...

Hi Kate,
Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Didnt get to see you at Irvine Sunday
You must have been ravaged with 'Junk Fever"
finding so many treasures!

Sheila said...

Hey Sweetie Pie!
I hope you were feeling well over the holiday and that you were in good the lamp with shells and sand. I hope your week is full of blessings.

Sheila said...

Dear Kate, I have said it before, you are such a beautiful person inside and out. It amazes me how you write so tenderly and beautiful about what you are battling right now (and will kick its butt). You always seem to have a message that is just so special. I am so happy that I have found you through blogging. You are truly a gift to all of us who know you through blogging. Thank you for being you. You are a beautiful person:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Seawashed said...

Much love to you too. You are a beauty from ashes...a treasure from earthen clay...a pearl of great price. Thank you for your gentle light that shines in a corner of my life. Every word you leave on my blog is a gift. I love you ox

Ido said...

Such beautiful poetry coming from an admirable woman! You are a great inspiration for others, Thank you!

Linda said...

I love coming to your blog. You always show such your your blog posts...and in your Bible verses! And in your outlook on life!

You are so pretty...and so is your little girl. I pray that God will heal your lupus.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Lovely Kate,
Your post is so are you! You have such a way with words (they definitely lifted up this tired heart of mine today) I think of you often and am praying for you! Keep that wonderful spirit...God is holding you close.
Blessings & Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely blog you have, and a story I am familiar with. My sister has Lupus and each day is a struggle here in the AZ heat for her. Glad to have found your blog, will be sure to pass it along to her!
-Jessica & Holly

Michella Marie said...

My heart is with you as you journey through your "fairytale" with lupus. But I know how hard this journey really is just by having watched my aunt struggle with hers. But I also know that through the toughest times of our lives (I can name a few that have brought me to my knees, but I will spare you today, lol) but they can bring about the biggest blessings in our lives!!
I love your attitude and your spirit!! Your blog is as beautiful as you are!! Keep up the good work and just know that there are people out here that are praying for you!!
Take care!!
~~ Michella ~~

Annie Louise said...

Kate--so good to hear from you--you and your family are always close to my heart and prayers. Beautiful pictures, beautiful ladies : )

Karen said...

Such a beautiful post. I hope each day is a joy for you in some way.
All the best to you~

Sue said...

Sometimes you remind me of myself, wearing that heart on your sleeve. You open up yourself to be vulnerable, and there is nothing wrong with that until others take advantage of it. I go through the same thing. As you know, I have always felt that my Country Roads family new in their hearts that they are where they belong. I'm very blessed and grateful for this and truly happy that you and Bob (even if he breaks tables) are a big part of our family and I'm grateful to be a part of your life!


Jenni said...

Hi Kate! How are you feeling this week? I hope you are feeling better, and that you had a good Fourth of July with your family!

I know that living with Lupus is very difficult, and wish you didn't have to suffer with it. This post was really touching, and I love that Bible verse you included at the end. It is one of my favorites.

I have been praying for you, and will keep on praying!


P.S. By the way, the picture of you and your daughter is so sweet! :)

Anne Lorys said...

Your heart and your spirit are absolutely beautiful, Kate!
I always love reading what you have to share, makes me want to be a better person.

Much love,

It's me said...

Wowwwww..what a post !! you are such a sweet person darling....i like your style of writing...that's your life darling...your soul and spririt i can feel.......hold on God darling....he is the only one who can helps you in life.....and me a little to give you love love and more i like your new banner!!

Bohemian said...

Kate what a beautiful heartfelt Post... I really needed to read something this touching and inspiring today as my own Family faces a crisis and I too have found Comfort and so much Support here in the Land Of Blog with the wonderful Community of Kindred Spirits I have connected with here.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

trash talk said...

In so freely giving of love, much love comes back to you. Beautiful post dear.


It is so sweet of the Lord to give you meaningful, beautiful work and lovely friends as you live daily with a tough disease. (My sister and niece have lupus.)

I have been blessed, too with sweet friends on life's journey.

My heart goes out to those that are alone.

This is a beautiful post, Kate. Thanks for your sweet comments about my daughter moving to England.

I love blog friends.


Faded Charm said...

Funny how sometimes we take a path that changes our lives forever with the people we meet and friendships we make. I, too have met some wonderful and inspiring people since having my booth at Monticello's.

Hoping you are having a good week my friend:-)


blossoms vintage chic said...

My Sweet Kate, I'm hoping you are feeling a bit better today! Just want you to know how blessed I am to have found such an amazing friend in you! With all the twists and turns that happen in each one of our lives it is rare to find a friend that inspires and teaches us wonderful cup runneth over!!
Love you sooo much girlfriend...

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is such a lovely post, is amazing that through hard struggles we receive such great gifts. I will keep you in my prayers...I understand this fairytale...XO

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your smile, which is mirrored in your beautiful daughters' as well, just makes me happy! You truly are inspiring!

June said...

Kate I think of you all the time and pray for you my friend. Because I am not on the computer as much as I used to be, actually gives me more time to think about the friends I have made here, and you become more dear to me as the time passes. This post is beautiful. This song of gratitude has gone right to my heart from your own. Thank you!
sending hugs from here...

Burlap Luxe said...

You are a treasured find, beauty within you shines. The grace of God is blessing you in many ways, listening to your needs and answering them.

I am always inspired by your strength in all you do and inspire.

There is nothing more powerful to change our lives and the lives of those around us than God's hand in responce to our heartfelt, continued prayer.
James 5:16
always in our prayers!

Unknown said...

Perfect, beautiful photos to go with your post, Katie. Wonderful.
Wishing you wellness and sweet days.

Unknown said...

Howdy Ms. Kate,
Thank you for sharing such beautiful words with us. You share so much of yourself with us that I hope you know just how much we care for you, Lil' Gracie, Christopher, Momma and Mr. Dior. We, as your readers and friends, lift you up in our thoughts and prayers. I personally hope that one day I can shake your hand, give you a hug and tell you face to face just how much your blog has helped to lift me up. You truly are a gift : )
Your friend : )
~ Deanna

Anonymous said...

Dear Katie, you don't know me but I read your blog all the time. You are such a beautiful person, both inside and outside. And what a wonderful family you have. If it very uplifting to read your blog. Love to meet you someday. Janet from Strasburg, PA.

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