Monday, July 26, 2010


HOPE is a wonderful gift from God, a source of strength and courage in the face of life's harshest trials.

-When we are trapped in a tunnel of misery, hope points to the light at the end.
-When we are overworked and exhausted, hope gives us fresh energy.
-When we are discouraged, hope lifts our spirits.
-When we are tempted to quit, hope keeps us going.
-When we lose our way and confusion blurs the destination, hope dulls the edge of panic.
-When we struggle with a crippling disease or a lingering illness, hope helps us persevere beyond the pain.
-When we fear the worst, hope brings reminders that God is in control.
-When we must endure the consequences of bad decisions, hope fuels our recovery.
-When we find ourselves unemployed, hope tells us we still have a future.
-When we are forced to sit back and wait, hope gives us the patience to trust.
-When we feel rejected and abandoned, hope reminds us we're not alone...we'll make it.
-When we say our final farewell to someone we love, hope in the life beyond gets us through our grief

(The Old Fisherman's Letter)

Put simply, when life hurts and dreams fade, nothing helps like hope.  Hope isn't merely a nice option that helps us temporarily clear a hurdle.  It's essential to our survival.  (Charles Swindoll)

Hope is what keeps me going.  It is what makes me get up each morning to face another day.  On a side note, I finally figured out why I now hate mornings.  I hate mornings because each morning I must start from  scratch.  When I say "from scratch," I mean at the end of a day I have come to terms with my "new normal."  But as much as I want time to fly by, in order for time to fly by I have to start another day.  And that means embracing the mornings so I can get to the evenings so I can get to another day so I can get to THE happier place God has in store for both Brian and I!  So as you can see...hope is essential to my survival. 

"But those who hope in Lord
will renew their strength. 
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
 they will walk and not be faint."
(Isaiah 40:31)

So today was a big day for Brian and I.  We met with our fertility specialist and although I will not be disclosing any major details on this blog, we were given renewed Hope!!!  Our fertility specialist thinks (but cannot conclude) that its seems more likely that I developed a random infection rather than having a cervical issue.  We do not know exactly what lays ahead but we put our full trust in God!

1 comment:

  1. GREAT news Linds and Brian. I am also hopeful for you guys!
    How awesome that God provides us with hope for our future.

    Your girls are BEAUTIFUL.

    Praying for you daily.