Friday, April 15, 2011

Hope Springs Eternal...








This last week finds us with sunshine, flowers, extremely windy bike rides and hay-fever. :-P

There have been several more developments for loved ones in my life that are pretty big downers....
My older sis is due in 3 weeks and her midwife has become extremely ill and will not be able to do her birth after all....3 weeks to find and form a trusting relationship with a new midwife...yikes!!! Also, a bunch of financial stuff that stinks because they are really frugal and it's not due to them being frivolous or bad stewards with their money, just extenuating circumstances. Bleah.
We also have some other friends dealing with a difficult living situation and are having to scramble to find a new place to live, other friends dealing with some major financial difficulties....all around there is just so much uncertainty and worrisome situations. So much to pray about, so many people hurting, so much peace needed...what a glorious thing to know that He gives more grace, He has peace that passes understanding.
So we are praying and hoping and waiting on the Everlasting Arms.
As our dear friend reminded us a couple days ago, "I cannot be hurt more than I am loved". Somehow it will all work out, somehow things will be provided for. Even if it's hard and things must be given up or some things are lost...He will still provide for the needs.

Hope you have hope!

Lovies and Lyrics,


UPDATE!!! My sis met with a new midwife today and LOVES her, my sis isn't the type to form attachments quickly, (she's the cautious planner type) especially when she feels stressed or trapped but she said it was like they already knew each other and she has total and perfect peace about it. What a massive blessing. Whew! God is good, all the time.


Marisa Noelle said...

Beautifully written. You are most definitely in my thoughts and prayers. These past 6 months have been challenging for my family as well, but I couldn't agree with you more about God's provision for our needs. Thanks for sharing...and gorgeous photos. You look beautiful and that cardi is quite stunning:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that I really needed to hear this message friend! :)

The Body Electric said...

Marisa, God gives us so many wonderful gifts...even when they come in the form of trials that grow us and make us stronger in our faith! :-D ( of course, easier said then actually appreciated when we are in the middle of it)
As for the sweater it was thrifted then I just sewed the birds on it. That is about the extent of my sewing ability. Felt birds and one straight line down the middle of them.

Anon. You are most welcome, I hope you have a blessed week! Hang in there! :-D

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

kendra you are so incredibly beautiful..! i admire the beauty of your heart too--what an inspiration!

so much pain, you are right. i pray for peace and guidance for your family and those that are glad your sis found a new midwife.

i can't wait to get to know you more...

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I'm so glad your sister has connected with her new midwife! How is she feeling so close to giving birth? Are you super excited to be an Aunty again?! I would be!

x Jasmine

PS. Your cardigan is so cute!!!

ChiccaStyle said...

WOW,amazing shots!!!I am totally in love with your hair!
Happy Easter!

The Body Electric said...

Jasmine, she seems to be doing pretty well. Although it's hard to say now that we don't live next door to each other and see each other everyday all day. :-( I feel so disconnected from her (by comparison to that last pregnancy when we were prego at the same time) it makes me sad. We talked the other day and she said she's in pain but it's all stuff that started up way earlier last time so she's pretty pleased that it's all happening so much closer to the end this time around. I am so happy about the little guy coming but again, kind of saddened to know I will not be in this one's life like I was with "The Cousin".

Chiccastyle, thank you so much! It is currently in desperate need of dyeing. ;-/