Saturday, April 11, 2009

Resting......

Thank you to my dear friend Teri Owens for leading me to an amazing blog, "Ordinary Courage" by Brene' Brown. I was especially moved by an interview Brene' did on a PBS special on the issues of shame and authenticity. I highly encourage you to look through this truly special body of work that she offers through her blog and "Wholehearted" movement. Brene' is currently having a read through on her blog of her book, "I Thought It Was Just Me...Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power". It is always such an encouragement to me to find more resources we can share with each other that help open the door to sharing our stories authentically.

It has been a very hard week on a personal note. Our family is grieving the loss of our precious neice. Although it has been heartbreaking, there has been incredible beauty being woven through all of our hearts as family and friends gather, love and support each other, and just spend time being together in life changing ways. At the same time, I have had some health problems this week and have had to just put put alot of things on hold for now. In this time of rest, God has been speaking and moving in powerful ways. His presence with our family is undeniable!

8 comments:

Eileen said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I'm glad you have a wonderful, supportive family and a deep faith - both will get you through this sad time.

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/

MaygreenFairies said...

Oh Lani, I am so sorry to read of your family's loss, my heart and thoughts go out to you all. And I was saddened to read that you too have not been well, I wish you lots of love and a speedy recovery. Mandy x

Cheri-Beri said...

Lani,

I'm so sorry for what your family is going through. I'm praying for comfort for your family and healing for you.

Cheri

lorhen82 said...

Take care of yourself Lani, and have a very blessed Easter! ~Lori

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Lifting Up Prayers for You Lani!

So sorry for the loss in your
family. Knowing we have a loving
God and He is present with us
always helps so much.

My deepest sympathy for you and yours!

We had my mom's memorial
yesterday.

May All of You Find Comfort
Under the Lords Wings and
in His Love!

God Bless You and Yours and
Your Creative Life and Health
in Jesus Name!!!

sherry lee said...

My heart and sympathies go out to you and your family Lani. Losing children is so very very hard. May you continue to find comfort with one another and with your faith.

I thank you for these links...and please, take care of you. Listening to your body, hearing God's voice in telling you to step back is all important.

Staci Danford said...

So very sorry for your loss. How wonderful to have faith to hold on to when the heart can't understand why... My heart and thoughts are with you and our family.
Staci

My Journey to Hope said...

I hope this week has been a little better for you. Please know that you're in our thoughts and prayers.

-Michelle