. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Regardless

April 30, 2012

Regardless

 
shirt: old navy  dress: tjmaxx  shoes: kohls

A few weeks ago when I was having a rough week, a good friend dropped off a package with this beautifully framed poem in it.
The words were perfect and comforting and I've read it over and over again.  

Regardless of the circumstance, 
Regardless of the fear.
Regardless of the pain we bear, 
Regardless of the tear. 

Our God is in control 
Performing as he should, 
and he has promised in His word
to work things out for our good. 

But as a loving Father would, 
He sometimes let's us cry,
To cleanse the hurt from our heart, 
To wash it from our eye. 

Yet he gently gathers our tears, 
within His hands to stay, 
Until he turns them into jewels, 
and gives them back someday.  


I realized what a huge impact this small gift had on how I felt.  It made me feel comforted, loved and encouraged.  It has encouraged me to look for opportunities to make someone else feel the same way.   One of the blessings of the trials from this year is that I'm learning how to better love and encourage those who may be suffering.  

After reading this post, I love the idea about having goals for the week regarding how to make those around you feel loved.  This week I want to make it my goal to go out of my way to make someone feel loved and special, like my friend did for me.  


29 comments:

diary of this girl - megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love your new blog design! it is gorgeous!! your outfit is lovely, too :)

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this!! What a beautiful poem and a sweet friend!

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful poem! Love your new blog design! :)

Kerrie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

wow. Goosebumps. What a beautiful poem. I needed this today :)

Jamie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO much I want to say! a) I love your blog design b) I miss reading your blog everyday....the semester is so close to being over, and c) this poem is just pure beauty. You're such an inspiration and others around you are blessed and lucky!

Becky said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great poem! Don't you love friends who seem to know exactly what we need?! I think she's a keeper:)

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That poem was just what I needed to hear today. Thank you Katie! And I reeeeeally want that skirt. You are so cute!

Nicole said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

amen girl. so true.

xo

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this post! That is a sweet poem and I love your idea to make others around you feel loved. I need to set some goals like that! More often I focus on whether or not MY needs are met, when I should be caring for those I love around me.

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a sweet friend to give that to you! Such a good reminder :) Have a great week!

Shanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great goal: to make someone feel loved and encouraged. That is what Jesus asks of us.

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

@Laura PS I thought I figured out how to have my profile not set to "no-reply" but I'm not sure if it's working. Can you respond to them?

Danise Jurado said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful poem! So encouraging and comforting... the gift your friend gave... so simple yet makes such a difference. What a blessing, not only to receive but to look for opportunities to give!

Amanda Raborn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE this! Sweet friends are the absolute best!

On a side note, LOVE your outfit. You can't beat a knotted button down... adds the perfect touch of style to the structured look!

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Grace Lynne Fleming said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

cute top cute top!

grace
http://herumbrella.com

Kimberly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love when friends surprise us with exactly what we need. :)

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I really do like this new design, Katie. I'm glad you were "gifted" some inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love love love that top!

Debbie Crawford said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is a great goal!

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a sweet poem. LOVE your skirt Katie, and it looks so cute with the blouse tied like that :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Fashion Meets Food said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute outfit! xo

Fashion By Alicia said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a beautiful poem.

stacey said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love that poem! thanks for stopping by my blog. this has been a rough day, and i think i needed the reminder in that poem. :)

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Regardless, you always look darling :) I love you're outfit... and such a great thing you're doing. Bravo to you!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I've never read this! What a beautiful poem! Well you put a smile on my face every time I read your blog! Happy Tuesday friend!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Enjoyed this, bless you.

Court B said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That poem is beautiful! What a great friend you have! I am going to have to pass that poem along. Thanks for sharing!

The Sweet Life said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a sweet poem. I might steal it from you blog. :).

★ JASMINE ★ {BarbieBombshell} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

gorgeous outfit! you are so pretty <3

i love your blog girlie! saw you on on caseys page {thewiegands} & i'm happy to be your newest bloggy friend <3

would love for you to visit back sometime and become one of mine as well!

<3333
happy saturday!