For those walking the path of grieving the loss of a baby or child, we offer grace for the journey and a friend to walk with you... There are moments on this walk when we feel we cannot go on. Moments when a friend comes alongside us to point us again to the One who sustains us. A friend to lift us in prayer. A friend to allow us to lean on her as she leans on Him. A friend, who is not afraid to walk through the valley in the rain, with a storm mounting. She is not afraid, because the Lord is her strength and her shield. She is not afraid because she doesn't walk alone. And because He has walked with her through the valleys and the storms, He has sent her to walk with you. And He will carry you both through the rain, through the storm, through the unknown dark alleys to secure, dry ground. Whether you are a newly bereaved mother or a seasoned mom who has watched the Lord make beauty from ashes in your life. Whether you need someone to lean on or you are the shoulder that can bear the burden, we hope you will walk with us as we are walking with Him. We hope you will join us with our broken umbrellas, with all our little quirks and imperfections in our various stages on this walk, as His grace washes over us in the pouring rain.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Meet Kim ~ Kristen's Mommy, and Show Her Some Love

Our first featured blogger on Walking With You is Kim from Peace of My Heart. Kim's sweet baby girl, Kristen, was born last May and spent three precious months with her lovely family. She went home to heaven after complications from a lung surgery to remove a mass of tissue.

Kim has several beautiful posts that share her family's journey and pieces of her own beautiful heart and her faith as she walks this path. Here are just a few...

Kim's most recent post shows a picture of grief in marriage. Take a minute to read and leave a comment, letting her know you are there.

Learn more about Kristen here.

The Bear Project...beauty born from the ashes of sorrow...Kim's labor of love, offering a gift of comfort from one mommy to another.

I loved this post of Kim's called Better Than a Miracle. This post addresses what happens when we don't get the answer we were praying for in such an encouraging way. Another way to think about miracles...and a way that God has spoken to my own heart before. I love the way He revealed this to her.

This Christmas letter post has some great advice for those wishing to offer support to someone who has had a loss.

There are so many more wonderful posts, and truthfully, I'm just getting to know Kim, myself as I read through her lovely blog. I hope you will take the time to visit and comment on some of these posts and/or others that speak to your heart sometime throughout this week. Even if you just have time to visit her most recent post and leave a comment of encouragement...that would be wonderful. Please also take the time to pray for Kim and her family this week.

Whether you are a grieving mom or just someone who wishes to offer comfort and hope, you are welcome to participate. I know that I do not have a "large" audience, but it would be so nice to see each featured blogger flooded with words of hope, encouragement, and love as we let each other know that we are not walking alone. If you would like your blog to be featured, please visit this post for details. We want to allow everyone a chance to tell their stories...the stories of their precious children. I hope you will join us, and I thank you in advance for taking the time to do this. You have no idea how much just taking a moment to leave a heartfelt comment can encourage a grieving heart.

Love to all...

8 comments:

  1. I actually became a follower of Kim's blog today. Suitable that you picked her today being that I read her story today. She is an amazing woman! I think its amazing that you are doing this.

    hugs
    elena

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  2. Ive been a follower of Kim's blog for awhile. I am a friend of hers that lives here in Great Bend. I can tell you all she is one amazing person & such an inspiration to all she comes in contact. By her blogs it lets us know how to pray for her. The love of God always shines from her, even in her darkest days. Love to you & I'm always praying for her! Candy

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  3. Thank you for encouraging others as they walk through this path by reaching out and connecting hearts (and blogs). You are so precious, Kelly!

    Off to peek into KIm's blog...

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  4. Thank you for sharing Kim's story here! I'm glad you directed us to her beautiful blog and her heart rendered post! Thank you for your sweet spirit, Kelly! You bless me continually and so many others!

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  5. I don't have time to visit her tonight but I def will over the next few days. She sounds like a wonderful person!

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  6. Just stopped by Kim's Blog. Thanks for sharing her with us! She has a sweet spirit even in the midst of her grief!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  7. Heading over to visit with her now.

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  8. What a wonderful log to start off with - I can't wait to read more and "get to know" Kim better through her words.

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