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you know that feeling…

January 25th | older posts

when you get the news. the bad news. the news that changes everything and nothing will ever be the same again. you were just living your life when all of a sudden it hits out of nowhere. the world has crumbled around your feet and you sit in the middle of it, devastated…wondering how you can possibly move, let alone take a shower, pay another bill or fix dinner tonight.

your feelings begin to vacillate between desperation, apathy, fear, sadness and anger. then all of a sudden a ray of light breaks through. it might take days or weeks or months, but you feel it–a flicker of happiness. and you wonder, maybe, just maybe there might be a chance that there can be joy in the midst of this heart wrenching pain. and you have hope.

22 Responses

  1. HeatherK says:

    He is delightful! What a sweet picture—one to treasure!

  2. Emily says:

    Hope the sun is shining on you.

  3. tammy b says:

    thanks for the reminder.
    i’m having ‘a day’ and really needed it.

  4. lindsey cheney says:

    i think david represents hope for a lot of people.

  5. Jill says:

    Well, I don’t know what happened for you, but what a blessing it must be…. God bless you and your family.

  6. hannah m says:

    Yes, I do know that feeling as of late. You articulated it beautifully. But I also know the other side now–the side where the sun shines. My mantra is “faith and hope, faith and hope.” Your blog is one of the things that inspires me to remember “faith and hope.” Thank you for that.

    LOVE the photo–what a beautiful moment and sentiment you captured.

  7. Bethany Hissong says:

    I just got a lump in my throat, wondering why you were posting that… I hope the sun always shines through!!! Big hugs!

  8. Joy says:

    that is one of the sweetest pictures. thank God that He is with us in the depths and provides the light and hope.

  9. les_mason_curt says:

    What a beautiful post. IT almost brought me to tears when I saw your little angel at the end. Amazing, truely amazing!

  10. Mandy says:

    And then you feel immeasureable joy, more than you thought possible. I have been in that place and know the joy after the sorrow.

  11. chrissie says:

    God uses the broken things to accomplish his purposes. Redemption. David is a picture of redemption.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Oh how true this is! I read your site everyday now. I just ordered a necklace that says “BELIEVE IN MIRACLES”. I can remember the day very vividly. It was July 11th last year and we heard the horrifying news that our son had cancer. That feeling was there, but it’s better now and there are days where we see the light. Thanks for all your upbeat posts! Your boys are just adorable….love all your pictures.

  13. Laura and the family says:

    Thank you, I need that as I have had tough week!

  14. katarinasmama says:

    Oh boy, do I know that feeling all too well…there is sunshine amidst the darkness…thank you for the gentle reminder.

  15. Natasha says:

    BEAUTIFUL photo!
    I posted on my blog today about picnik – thank you so much for the tip!

  16. Jennifer says:

    You (and your blog) are such an inspiration to me. I’ve been ‘delurking’ for a while, but don’t know that I’ve ever commented. I soooo needed this post after a couple of weeks/months of gloom. Thanks for the reminder! Have a great weekend!

    Jennifer :-)


  17. Amanda says:

    Oh. Lisa. How all to well I know. You captured the essesnce of these moments beautifully. It can sometimes feel complicated, that’s for sure. Beautiful.

  18. Freckled Nest says:

    the best little smile ever!
    we love you!
    love leigh-ann

  19. Jenny Live and In Color says:

    What a beautiful post.

    I’m a long time lurker of your blog. (I put you on my blogroll months ago). I love your jewelry and think your pictures are amazing. You have a lovely family.

    I just thought I should let you know.

  20. Melissa says:

    I find your blog very inspiring. For one to see a mom using her creative talents to start her own business is awesome. But also as a mother of a developmentally delayed child (this is difficult to write as I am still coming to terms with it), it is very inspiring for me to see you celebrating your son for who he is.

  21. michelle k. smoochdog says:

    Posts like this one are what keep me coming to your blog. I hope you are feeling some of the sunshine that you wrote about.

  22. Jamie says:

    That is a beautiful picture – I love it. What sweet boys you have!

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