Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"the walk of life"




{No whites and decor today

this one is from my heart}


Chances are at one time or another we

have to face a challenge in our life

that leaves an uncertainty...





A time where our path seems

so unclear of what lies ahead...

Yet life waits for nothing so we

have to keep walking and waiting

to see where the roads leads...




I wish at times as I cling to my faith

that I would be fearless like my sweet Gracie.

 Through her eyes and spirit

I am renewed to embrace what is

" the here and now "

 Our days are too precious and valuable

to give in to the " what ifs "






As I ponder life and the trials we all have to

face in one form or another I know this to be true

without God I am nothing...


Today as the ground shakes for some of us

 approaching the battlefield we are not

alone God has provided friends

{warriors} and loved ones

to go the distance with us...





How blessed are we to have those in our lives

who lift us up with encouragement, prayers

and most of all unwaivering love...


I truly hope that we can embrace life

moment by moment...



No pettiness to steal the joy

of what living is truly about.



My prayer is to bless the lives

of those who know me and share

the beauty of this life God has given.


That each person I come in contact with

whether stranger or friend will

always be left with a feeling of love

and compassion from my heart

even on my darkest days...





May your week be filled

with much love and blessings

XOXO

31 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I wish all the same for you, dear Kate. Many blessings, my friend.

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Kate,
This post brought tears to my eyes and just what I needed to hear today. You know my battlefield this past year and a half, and just when I think I've advanced, a new battle emerges in my heart. I too have truly learned that without God, without my friends, prayer warriors, and family...I would have crumbled under the load. Lately, I've wondered aloud to the Lord what good will come of this heartbreak and when I'm at my weakest He reminds me of his promise by the little scripture plaque my son gave me last Christmas. It sits on my kitchen windowsill to see every day "For I know the plans I have for you " says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope" Jeremiah 29:11
Hugs and Love to you,
Karen

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Beautiful my friend!!~
Your Gracie gets her strength from you! Although we don't know each other super well, I always feel your strength and goodness shine through you every time I am in your presence Kate!
And it amazes me how positive you are when dealing with your illness. You are definitely an inspiration to me and I'm sure many others!!
And I always leave feeling the love and compassion flow from your heart, always!! I can see your genuineness in your beautiful smile.
Have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

stefanie said...

what a beautiful post!!!!

CURIOUS BOYS said...

KATE . . . BIG, BIG HUGS from your Boys in Texas !! TAKE CARE, JOE & GLENN

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Amen Kate! No pettiness. Just living in each moment we are given. Thank you for being the "iron that sharpens" me. You are such a blessing in my life. I will walk beside you, always.

Besos,
Irma

Rea said...

Beautiful post Kate, it goes really well, with what I posted this week. Hope you have a blessed week.

melifaif said...

This post is fabulous. As is your sweet Gracie. I really enjoyed your words...God Bless!

toves sammensurium said...

Kate I can feel so much warmth from this post,you don't even know.I am so pleased to read your genuine and true emotions on life...and you are so right.Your girl is so beautiful,and looks like an angel.Our chilren definetely reminds us what life is all about!hugs

aarond said...

Kate, with a daughter as beautiful as Gracie, that is a blessing in itself. I hope you are doing well, I think of you often. Yesterday my neice's high school friend was diagnosed with Lupus, stage 3. Keep your faith, you are beautiful

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

My sweet, sweet friend. Gracie is fearless because that's what you taught her to be. YOU did that for her. She is who she is because of you. Gracie is kind and thoughtful and sweet and strong. We both know that could only come from you. She feels your strength and she has blossomed through the trials. You are an amazing, talented, caring, loving, strong and brave woman. You face your battles head on, even when you no longer feel the will to fight. I am here for you always, no matter what, I am with you on the battlefield and whatever comes, we will fight together.

xoxo
-Jedi

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Kate - I've been popping by your blog for about a year now. I don't always comment but truly love each of your posts. I send hugs and prayers your way. You are an amazing woman and your daughter is beautiful!

Burlap Luxe said...

Kate how do I make it through your post... carefully and gently listening to every spoken word taking in your love. The word is with you, and knowing your love through him is all one ever needs. You are a worrier in prayer and I stand with you for it is our love for him that shelters. Your Gracie is a beauty and her Mama is guiding her on the right path :)

Kate that sweet beauty mark under her nose fits her well.
Thank you for this much needed post.
xoxo
Blessings
Dore

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Just yesterday I was talking to my 12 year old son about something that was stressing me out (we're moving) and he thought it was so ridiculous that I was stressed. And you know what, he was right! God will take care of us and he will provide. It's moments like these that make me truly understand why Jesus told us we need to have faith like a litte child.

It's me said...

What a beautiful filled with love and blessings post Kate...i love you.....you are so special woman......love Ria...xxx..

licha20 said...

SWEET!!....thanks for brightening my day!

Anne said...

Kate,
What a beautiful post.Without God there is nothing.I am thankful for my faith and my family's faith in our Lord and Savior.
(((((((Hugs)))))))
Anne

Sue said...

You know, Gracie gets more and more beautiful each and every day! Her smile in her beautiful pictures makes me smile right along with her.

Take care,
Sue

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Kate, such a beautiful heartfelt post with words that ring so true. We all need to live right in this very moment, be grateful for everything given to us and do our best to be a beacon for others. My oldest son is very practical about life. He does not see the need for worry or stress or explosive tempers and raised voices. The best we can do is deal what is given to us and let go of that over which we have no control. Sending much love, many hugs and abundant blessings your way! Tammy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Lovely post, Kate...your daughter's sweet spirit shines through her smile...

"Create Beauty" said...

Kate,
Your love and compassion always shine through!
The photos of your precious daughter are WONDERFUL

May God give you the strength you need this week, and as you wait for God to answer your prayers ~ and rise up with wings as eagles ~
know that His love for you and His plan for your life is creating a beautiful story to be read throughout eternity, as He is the AUTHOR and finisher of our faith.

Jesus sits at the right hand of God and at this very moment is interceding on your behalf. Just think, Jesus is sitting next to His (and our)Father, talking about your needs!!!

And through your daughter and what she sees in your life, your faith will affect so many more people in the future than you can imagine.

Thank you for the beauty you share.
Love,
Violet

Auntie Bliss said...

Bring your Gracie over to see my little girlfriends on the blog :) She is a doll.
Praying for healing and blessings for you!

Jenni said...

Hello Kate~

This was such a lovely post, and the pictures of your daughter are so sweet! Your words are true, too, and remind of what Jesus said about how we are to have "the faith of a child". :) And just so you know, you are a blessing to every one of us who has the privilege of knowing you! You leave sunshine every where you go, my friend! :)

I hope you have a gorgeous day and a fantastic weekend!

Blessings,
Jenni

Ron and Jamie said...

i love you immensely my sweet friend!!!

cestMoi Sandy said...

Thank you so much Kate! This is a heartwarming truthful post.
We have comfort and joy in Him! For He loves us so and wants us to live day by day.
Let tomorrow worry for itself.

Have a lovely weekend!

God Bless you

your Sister in Him,

Sandy

toko baju muslim murah said...

Your photos are just amazing! I am so in love with them!

A Cottage Muse said...

Good Morning Kate ~ beautiful post, thank you for opening up your heart! Gracie is so lovely, her smile just made my day! Happy Father's Day to Mr. Dior!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

How lovely you are.....xoxo

Kari said...

Kate,
Your beauty shines through in all that you do. I am as inspired by this post as I am by your decor posts... you have a such a beautiful light within and it's refreshing to come to your blog for beauty in so many different forms. Blessings to you and your sweet family and your beautiful daughter.

Hugs,
Kari

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Beautiful words, beautiful heart. You have always been a loving friend to me! Much needed post for me today...we just lost a beautiful family member, my brothers stepdaughter. She was only 22 and was rushed to the hospital last week only to find that an unknown hematoma in her brain had hemoraged. They took her off life support last night. We are all heartbroken.

Our happy poor life said...

As I was reading about your lovely trash dresser you found I came across this post. It could not have been more perfect for me to read today. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as I do, because we never know whom it will help, even for a stranger. Thanks Kate.

Steph

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