Sunday, April 10, 2011

grace

lately i have been noticing words and feeling like they were written just for me. of course i know they were not but were meant for me to find just when i needed them. maybe you need them too?

"I do not understand the mystery of grace -- only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us." ~ Anne Lamott


i am in serious need of some grace right now.
monday morning i am returning to the hospital for major surgery.
third in 2 years. 3 times is a charm?
i would much rather stay home and bask in possibly our warmest day so far . it is to be 70 degrees monday. figures.
me i will be wearing those god awful hospital socks with the grippers on both sides and no heel (what is up with those things? i mean really.) and that oh so flattering gown. as expensive as hospitals are, i would think they should supply a great pair of hand knit socks.
i will miss my family. there is nothing that terrifies me more than leaving them as i get put to sleep and all is out of my control. i. do. NOT. like. that. at. all.
i will not like returning broken and sore, just as spring is knocking on our door. i had other plans. better ones.
but life throws curve balls and i am trying my best to accept that and roll with the punches.
all will be ok. all will be ok. all will be ok. all will be ok.

think happy thoughts for my little family tomorrow please.
and i will pop in here in a few days and say hello once more.

be kind to one another. smile at strangers.
someone may be struggling with something big and your random kindness may just ease that burden.

xo.



27 comments:

kristen said...

"be kind to one another. smile at strangers.
someone may be struggling with something big and your random kindness may just ease that burden."

thank you for this. your family and you are in my thoughts and prayers. (((kristin)))

xo

Rambling Heather said...

Thinking of you!!

meredithwinn said...

grace is in you, i see it spill out into everything you do. this included. soon it will be tuesday and you'll be back in loving arms. you're in my heart kristin. love love love, meredith.

betsy said...

sending love, light and healing your way, k. xx

Stephanie said...

all WILL be okay. you and your family are in my thoughts.

sarah jean, said...

sending peace, calm, trust, faith, hope, and love, dear kristin.

may you feel the embrace of grace today and tomorrow may you be blanketed in peace as you take steps that are uncomfortable and scary.

xo

Creative Mom said...

I'll have you and your family in my thoughts.Take deep breaths and stay relaxed it goes a long way!

tara on the wander said...

sending you healing thoughts and hugs...

nicole said...

Sending you and your family grace, and prayers,and healing energy. I was in a serious car accident a week ago today, and I too am broken. I had other plans for this Spring too. But, I'm convinced we'll find a lot of grace in this broken time. Sending healing love, Nicole

Juanita said...

I'll say a prayer for you for a successful surgery and quick recovery. *Strongs*

Andrea said...

I can so relate to your feelings about having to go to hospital, undergo surgery and leaving your family. I know it is hard to cope with all these feelings. But I also know you are not alone in there. Strong hands hold you. They will be there when you put on the gown (the unflattering one) and also when you are falling asleep and wake up again. Lots of warm thoughts and best wishes for your recovery (and enough patience for that). It can only get better now!

Meg - Tea & Brie said...

Hey baby, Grace is my middle name. Wow, never thought I'd actually be able to say that and mean it. Lots of love to you. xox

Amy said...

i will be sending love and healing thoughts into the universe in your honor tomorrow. you will come through this with all the grace that you do everything else in your days - i'm sure of it. love.

jodi said...

sending you love and strength for tomorrow. xoxoxo

windrock studio said...

Think good thoughts, take deep breaths ... there is a whole lot of sweet, tender energy flowing your way. I love that with all this going on the last part of your post was thinkng of others and reminding us to do the same. Bless your heart, Kristen, all will be okay.

gnubee said...

I'll be thinking and praying for you tomorrow morning. For grace and strength. All will be okay :)
Claudia

simple girl said...

oh mama, I will be there in spirit holding your hand...sending so much love out to you, and your family.

I am so glad that quote found you when you needed it most...xoxoxo

Proud Mama said...

Thinking of you and hoping for a smooth recovery. Healing vibes sent your way

Audrey Amaro said...

All will be well sweet lady, you will be in my thoughts, you and your family!xoxo

Tracey said...

God is with you K. He really is. Praying for you even though I don't know you but wanted you to know that you are in his hands.
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Susan said...

In the words of Bob Marley, "don't worry about a thing... cuz every little thing's gonna be alright".

Sending positive thoughts. Take care

Marina said...

yes, Kristin, all will be ok.
you and your family are in my thoughts, and in my heart.

TD wool design said...

my thoughts are with you today. sending good, warm, hugs your way. xo

erin said...

breathe in, trust, exhale,
breathe in, feel, exhale,
breathe in, allow, exhale,
breathe in, let go, exhale...

Be well mama and know I think of you too, though don't always comment:)

Blessings,

~Erin

Little Miss Joey said...

Hope it goes well. Hug!

emily said...

hugs to you, kristin. thinking about you this week, this month, beyond. xo.

ELK said...

hope you are doing well ..thinking of you and yours ...