Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Heart Ache

(photo snagged from Nie's blog)

I could blog about a lot of things today...our recent vacation to Lake Chelan, or Jocelyn's adventures at the fair, but my heart is aching and my thoughts are filled with Christian and Stephanie and the trial that they are facing.

In January of 2007, Danyelle called me and told me about a couple of blogs I had to read. They were written by sisters, NieNie and C Jane. I immediately fell in love with their beautiful posts, and their individual styles. Over the year and a half I have been a faithful reader, and I feel a sort of kinship with these sisters, (as I realize many of their readers do.) And why not...we are, after all, sisters...aren't we?

One of the reasons I love to read Stephanie's blog so much is the admiration, love, and respect that you can feel she has for her husband Christian. I find it so refreshing to read about a wife who adores her husband. In a time when we hear more griping and complaining about spouses, it is one of the things that is so endearing about Stephanie. It is easy to understand that she TRULY adores her family. I have learned so much from her example and am grateful for the many many posts she has shared with the world. I look forward to her recovery and the day that she will be back at her computer posting and inspiring us all. In the meantime, I will continue to be uplifted by her strength and my prayers will be turned towards her and Christians recovery as well as prayers of strength and comfort for her family.

It was because of Stephanie and C Jane's blogs that I decided to start my own blog. I felt inspired. Today, Stephanie's recent spiritual enlightenment has special meaning...read it here.