Monday, April 20, 2009

{Silver Lining}

Silver Lining
: a hopeful or comforting prospect in the midst of difficulty.
: a consoling or hopeful prospect

Function: n.
Etymology: [from the proverb “every cloud has a silver lining”]
Date: 1871....
I mean if the saying has been around that long it has to hold some truth!..., Right?!

My apologies for not posting for a couple of weeks. So much work and some heart-life challenges going on. I wish to only post fun stuff. But girls life is about learning too, smile!

So, I waited and then well, just letting you all in on the
fact that I am human, going through some heart struggles and just learning some things.

I am not good with being transparent with my private stuff as my lifelong friend will tell you. I am a work in progress, but sometimes think there is value in keeping things private. I just am real, without being a victim, and hopefully more a woman in training to be all that God desires of my heart to be. So lean in I will to his whisper and learn and see what he does with my life challenges. No matter what happens....God my friends is still good and my heart will definitely change for the better!

I have many fun pictures to post of fun family and friend things and a future fun baking adventure that a precious and might I add very fun blog friend of mine
(Wink, you know who you are!) and I are possibly taking on, so there could be something fun and hilarious to see soon.

For now just keeping it real with ya....

My Motto is that life holds challenges, but there is ALWAYS a silver lining to find! Always!
I am strong in my soul and more resilient than people would guess of me.
So trust that through this I will be in smile mode all along and find
funny in things no matter how tough. It is just how I survive!

Don't cry when the sun is gone,
because the tears won't let you see the stars. ~Violeta Parra

Oh, this picture below says it all! Ever feel like that? I had to laugh and out-loud no less!
The skirt color in this image matches my eyes...that has to have some positive in it, smile!

Sometimes you have to take yourself to a different place to see things more clearly and work out within yourself how one must grow. (You know you do!)

Adversity enhances this tale we call life. ~Ever Garrison

Sometimes the below picture doesn't match up with the heart....
But, because I know sometimes it sooooo does, smile...

...., I go to my desk because my mind has to be solution oriented and find many glass half full thoughts, God's whisper and well, do what I can and not shrink back and find humor in the midst!

Growing in our hearts is just going to happen along the road of life. And well that is where I am in life, but this girly will choose to be a woman of faith and gentle joy.

Admittedly, my first thought is to wish I was on a trip somewhere!

And have a glass of wine or two! HA. I am a lightweight!
Who am I kidding?
My two is like five to someone else. The sleep would be nice though, smile!
I took a trip to Jamaica and Mexico once years ago in the midst of matters of the heart.

There is truth to the statement......
"Wherever you go there you are!" (I am just saying people! You know it's true!)

I did get an outstanding tan though, and had my very own personal pool,
and fresh fruit laid out for me each day, smile!

So, to lean into the issues and work through them seems to find me better suited for a trip when grace and joy hit my heart fully again. I would not miss out on learning all I have in the last little while either. It is good for the soul to grow. We would be so very boring otherwise, smile!

(We don't want to be boring now do we?!)

So, I go and write down all that is positive and I am grateful for and thank God
for each breath and the ability to think on whatever is true, noble...and worthy of praise.
And possibly go somewhere and find my favorite yum, Creme Brullé, or coffee!
But, I would much rather get on my Treadmill and do something positive and run it out!
My love for working out is very much comparable to a child's love for Disney World.
It really is!

...Did I tell you that I have been running a lot lately!!!!!! Smile!
I have said this before and deleted but it still holds true.

Sometimes things have to fall apart so other things can fall together.

They just do people. So lean in with a joy filled heart I will.
...and well
look out and up and realize wow!
Kristin, you have so much to be grateful for and an amazing life!!!!!

...And then take a trip to the Turks and Caicos...HA!

This is not a negative at all but a positive.

Soul growing is a good thing and sunshine will be found.
It just will be...!!!!

“Every valley shall be lifted and filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked and uneven shall be made straight and level, and the rough places a plain”
Isaiah 40:4

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way. ~Author Unknown

I still believe in Happy-Ever-After! 

Just in a grown woman, more solid and whole kind of way.

I truly believe that dreams can and will come true! I just do!

Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive - Josephine Hart.

Smile! That last quote just made me giggle.

And yes...Every cloud has a Silver Lining...It just does!

Hope your week is fantastic!

Pictures via many places (citified, cig harvey, plus), but my source is on my home office desk. Will post later.


Lissa said...

My sweet, sweet friend, Beth Moore said something in my last Bible study that I want to stick to me like glue. She said that if God has you go through something that is really tough it must be because it plays an important part in the destiny that he has for you. He has some amazing plans for you and this is a piece of the puzzle that he needs to put it all together! I know you trust him! I know that you're going to come out on the other side of this shining like gold!!! I also think that part of that destiny should be to come be encouraged by your friend! :)

annechovie said...

Great post, Kristin. Keep looking to Him, he promises to bind up the wounds of the brokenhearted and bring forth precious treasures, not only in your life, but for others as well. Thanks for being a blessing to me today and sharing some meaningful reminders. Thanks also for your encouraging and supportive comment on my blog. Remember, the best is always yet to be when you belong to Him!

Lissa said...

still love it!! That pool bar photo is awesome! chat soon!

Farmgirl Paints said...

My sweet friend Kristin you are like a little caterpillar that is enclosed in it's icky cocoon right now, but I have no doubt that the beautiful butterfly of you is about to emerge. Do not lose heart...God has great plans for you, because you belong to Him.

What a beautiful posting. I'm in love with all of your gorgeous pictures...thank you for sharing:)

Oh and we share the love of exercise. Isn't it the best.

farmhouse wares said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for sharing this post. Beautiful--so positive.

Dita said...

As a girl who never waivered in her belief in happy endings.....I can tell you...the road to happy endings is paved with days of wondering if they really exist.

They do, my dear...sometimes when you least expect it.

Yours will come and when it does you will say to yourself "ah, so THIS is what I was waiting for".

It's worth the wait.

Hugs to you, my friend.

concrete & honey said...

stunning images - I am glad you came across my blog to because it enabled me to visit yours.

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