Friday, June 25, 2010

In my thoughts and prayers

I can't stop crying and reading facebook and blogs right now. I have been trying so hard to stay off the computer, and just live life instead, but I can't stop thinking about friends and family and feel so helpless right now. Here are the things I need prayers for:

1. My sister's father in law was just diagnosed with brain cancer, the same rare cancer my dad passed away from in November of 2007. Shelly has been such a rock for them, but I am hurting for all of them, especially Paul. To be faced with your own mortality has got to be so difficult. He is keeping a blog and reading his perspective sure helps me keep mine.

2. A childhood friend passed away this last week. He was 35 with 3 small kids and he just collapsed in his living room. I am so saddened by this and wish I could go to the funeral. I can't imagine what his wife is going through. Please pray for this family.

3. A good friend of mine's little boy is in surgery right now to have a tumor on his brain removed. He is 5 years old and a sweetheart. I am just aching for them right now. I want to do all I can to help them.

How can we hear about things like this and then get worked over the things in life that we don't have? Why do I let myself get caught up in things that don't matter? How can I truly focus on what's important and teach my kids the same? I have a lot of thinking to do. Right now, here are the things I am so grateful for:
1. A kind and forgiving husband who accepts me as I am and loves me anyway. He makes me want to be the best I can.
2. 3 healthy, sweet kids who each have their individual strengths and weaknesses. I just want to appreciate them for who they are.
3. Amazing family who have made me who I am.
4. Friends and neighbors who will do anything for us.
5. The gospel which teaches us about eternal life. I want to live so that I can be with my dad again. I miss him so much.
6. My health.

Well, there is so much more on my mind, but I have 8 kids running around my house right now. Please keep all these families in your thoughts and prayers too.


Emily Laing said...

It's so hard to keep it together in times like these....perspective is a hard fought gift. I've been sick all morning thinking about this. Partly because I know what that feeling is like that Laura is feeling, and partly because it reminds me how quickly this life goes by. The key is to let it bring you closer to God and not further....Praying for strength for all involved, including you and your family. ((((((hugs))))))

Brittany said...

Oh Kelly I wish I could give you a hug. Ditto to what Emily said. I will definitly be praying for those families and for you. xoxoxo

Rebecca said...

Are any of these people from back home?

Kelly(M&M) said...

I will email you names.

Jamie said...

Kelly i'm so sorry to hear about all the sadness you are facing right now. I am so thank-ful for the Gospel, family and friends. Hang in there. You are in my thoughts and prayers along with those that are suffering.

Mel said...

I am SO behind on reading my blogging buddies. You have had a lot going on this summer! I hope you have a wonderful race this weekend. Hopefully we can get together this fall and play some games and catch up!