. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Last Thursday

September 3, 2014

Last Thursday


Sometimes it's hard to understand why God has us go through certain things in life.  Why he has us go through things that make us worry.  Hard things that make us lose sleep, cry or sick to our stomach.  

Last week was one of those weeks for me.  We took Addilyn for a few tests Thursday morning and I was anxious to hear back.  We thankfully got a call later that night that everything came back normal.  I can't tell you how grateful I felt and still feel.  (Now we're looking at much less scary things for the case of her low weight gain and cough.) 

I don't think we always know why God has us experience certain things or go through trials.  But I think maybe a big reason God had us go through this is for me to realize again the power of prayer and the amount of people I have in my life that love us and pray for us.  There have been many times in my life where I've felt lonely and like I don't have deep, meaningful friendships.  My biggest struggles in middle school, high school and even some college years were with friends.  Today I feel incredibly blessed with friendships.  I sent out lots of texts or emails letting my friends know about Addilyn's tests the next day.  I shared about it on this blog and on my facebook page.  All of the comments, texts and emails I got made me feel so loved and cared for.  After I got the call from the nurse I realized how many people I had to text to tell them the news and thank them for praying and I just felt so blessed.  

I felt anxious the night before and on our drive to the hospital.  But as we were going through the tests I felt much more peace than I thought I would.  I think part of that is realizing that if I a nervous mess or crying, Addilyn would do so much worse.  But I know the biggest part of that is that God answered my prayers and everyone elses.  

There's times I debate about my blog.  I post an outfit photo and get a handful of comments and think "eh. Is this worth it?" There's times I leave after hanging out with friends and second guess things I said or wonder what others think about me.    But then.  I share my heart and a concern for Addilyn and get encouragement and prayer and support and I am beyond thankful for this community and the community in my daily life.  

So hello sappiness post.  But I mean it will all my heart.  I got teary eyed after I put Addilyn to bed Thursday night.  Feeling so relieved about her negative tests.  And feeling beyond grateful for this season of life I am in where I feel full of friendships.  Friendships in my day to day life and friendships through this online community.  

Thank you.  

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20 comments:

Bria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this Katie. Thank you for sharing about her tests and I am so glad she is doing ok!

Samantha Curtis said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So sorry girlfriend.. I hope you feel a little better now! Hugs to all of you. And if you ever need me, I'm an email away! Xoxox

muriel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yeah! Glad the test were negative.

Kayla MKOY said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so happy she is okay, I pray everything continues to go smoothly. Sometimes, in the middle of our trials is when we find that God is continuously faithful and we realize the power of prayer!! I'm so thrilled you guys are all good :)

Eryka said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I was thinking about her last week and you. So glad she is okay! HUGS!! <3

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So glad she is ok! I often wonder why God has put me on the path I'm on but if not this path who is to say a different path would be better? I think the support of the blogging community is pretty amazing. I've loved it over the years of sharing my MS journey. I think you should continue to blog and share your faith, parenting and outfits. It is all good and makes you who you are!! :)

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so thankful for the blogging community and the friendships I have built from it. So glad to have found you and been able to experience motherhood right alongside you! You are always in my prayers!!!

Briita said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hugs!! So glad the scary tests came back negative!! Give that little sweetheart a hug for me. :) prayers that everything works out. So glad I found your blog! :). -Briita

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wonderful Wonderful News!!!

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such great news!!
I know exactly what you mean with struggling with friendships, and feeling lonely sometimes, it's hard!
xo

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It's a feeling like no other when it comes to being worried about your children. So glad all is well!

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww...you make me want to cry just reading this. So thankful you felt your could share your fears, and what Addilyn is going through. Thankful all turned out well. Praying you find answers soon.

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am so happy she is well!! And yes, this online blogging community has proven to be way more supportive than I ever could have imagined!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am so happy she is well!! And yes, this online blogging community has proven to be way more supportive than I ever could have imagined!

Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So happy that the tests came out negative. While we didn't have to go to the hospital we had a low weight kid too and had to do a battery of blood test and stuff...it was awful, but like you all of ours came out negative and now he's 3.5 and still small, but doing so well!

Liz said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

People would be crazy not to pray for you & that sweet girl! Love you friend! So blessed by your writing :)

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so glad everything is coming back negative so far!!! I'm sure that's more than a relief to you. Praise the Lord!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so sorry you had to go through all of that Katie. You are an amazing. You already are one of the strongest women I know but this only makes you stronger. Hugs!!

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am so glad you got answers and that, at least for now, you are headed in the right direction and it can't be bad!

Nicole Cushing said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great post! Thank you for the update. I'm glad everything went well with her test. I know the feels of not having anyone when in reality have people that truly love and supportGlad all is going well for your family.

Xoxo,
Nicole

Http://www.nicole-Kelly.com