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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Thankful in the Midst

Well, I guess I haven’t been very chatty lately. It’s been a rough week with both my head and my heart. Physically I’ve been fighting the migraines again - I didn’t do a very good job keeping up with my treatments in July (hmmm… imagine that. We were a tad busy here.) I’ve been on it better now though and am hoping that things improve soon. I hope so, this is my 3rd week and I’m tired.

But then again, I am so thankful that they are only hitting me now instead of in the last 7 months when I needed to be able to function at 100% for my girl. Considering all the stress and sleepless nights, my head should have been much worse. God is good. For it to hurt now doesn’t matter so much, because it’s so easy to just relax with Kati. She’s addicted to cuddling these days, which I absolutely love! Life has certainly become more simple, and again, I am thankful.

As for my heart, I miss my girl bad. All this “back to school” commotion has been much more difficult than I anticipated. If this is this difficult, I can only imagine what the holidays will be like. I know she is in a better place, and again, for that I am thankful. But our home is just so different now without her. Adjusting is hard…. excruciating even. However, we do have much to look forward to ourselves - football games, getting plugged back in at church with familiar and new ministries, another camping trip before the summer is over, Kati starting preschool, Kati celebrating her 4th birthday... this list goes on. God is faithful. I hold tight to His truth.

I never did figure out a way on blogspot to have email notifications be available to you. I think there is something you can download, but I wasn’t able to get it working myself. So I am considering doing my own updates, simply by creating an email list. I’m assuming that this will work fine as long as I don’t end up with too many addresses (and therefore appearing as a “spammer”). If you are interested in being on my list, please email me at with “BLOG NOTIFY” in the subject line.
We have a pretty busy week ahead of us, but I will try and have it up and running asap.

With that said, I’m off to bed.

Did I mention that I am thankful for you? For those who care, for those who pray?
I hope and pray that you all are doing well. Thank you for your love, prayers and support.

Unless the LORD had been my help,
My soul would soon have settled in silence.
If I say, “My foot slips,”Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up.
In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.
Psalm 94:17-19 NKJV


Lori said...

I'm so sorry that your head is still hurting! I've been praying that you would have relief from the migraines. Frankly, I'm impressed that you've tolerated them for so long AND that you're functioning so well. I would have locked myself in a dark room after the first day! You are amazingly strong.

I'm also sorry that your heart is hurting. I long for the day when the memories are happy thoughts, not painful ones. God is faithful and He has certainly taught us the value of every second. Give that adorable Kati a big hug from me!!!

Emily said...

Psa 56:8 You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?

I love you!

Leo and Krissy Keelan said...

The day has almost arrived, the 1st day of school. I hope that you can celebrate with Kati and find peace some how in the fact that Chelsea won't be going to school this year. Maybe they still have school in heaven so our dear children can continue to learn and grow old with their wisdom. Although we already know Chelsea was very wise and talented.
I hope you had some migraine relief this weekend. The weather sure seemed great for a terrific Labor Day camping weekend. Too bad we had to camp out at Doernbecher.
We love you guys and pray for continued healing for your aching heart and continued migraines.
Love, the Keelans

Lori said...

Just wanted to say that I'm thinking about you.

Marissa said...

Hey Celeste!
I just wanted to say I'm thinking of you, and praying for your family! I love you all and may the Lord bless the rest of your day!!
Look to Jesus ALWAYS!
With love,