Monday, March 30, 2015

On The Horizon

March has been a busy month for our family.  Our little foster daughter turned one,  I had another great check up at the cancer center, we're plugging along with school work, house work, heart work and all of the things most families are plugging along with.  

We've been trying to embrace moments more, finding beauty even in the messes of life and with a half dozen kids in the house...the messes are plentiful.  

Finding beauty in the mess can be such a hard thing to do, recently I've been burdened for people experiencing loss.  Many of those losses have been babies.  As I've prayed and sought God's comfort, I remembered vividly all of the comfort showered upon us during our times of loss.  

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ." 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

This verse meant so much during our times of grieving.  After giving it a lot of thought, I feel very convicted to continue to use our mess and help others find beauty.  I've decided to take some time this summer while Howard is home and complete training to become a bereavement doula, to support other families as they birth a child who is already in the arms of the Lord or who is expected to be shortly after birth.  I am so convicted about this opportunity and am praying God makes it a reality.  The class starts in July.  So if you would, pray for us, for the process, for the time it will take for me to learn ways to comfort and walk with families who are grieving, for the finances to make it all happen.  

1 comment:

Aspiring Foster Mama said...

This is awesome Kristy. I will be praying for God's providence. What a comfort you will be to grieving parents.