So in love with my man!

Feb 5, 2009


We have a lot going on in our life right now and some decisions we are having to make that we knew would be really hard on our girl. It involves moving out of where we are now and a neighborhood that she loves. We love it too because it is one of those super kid friendly neighborhoods that is safe and a rare find. But we are needing to move due to some economic issues and just making some changes. We want her to be on board with our decision so we have been praying super hard for her and that the Lord would prepare her heart and also lead us to a place that she can still be outside and have friends or be close to good friends.

Monday we broke the news to her and there were a lot of tears. Which I knew would come. I wouldn't expect anything less and I knew it was going to be very hard for her. She instantly threw herself down in the chair, crossed her arms, and the stubborn attitude came out (that she unfortunately gets from me!) and refused to listen to us. I was at a loss as how to handle it but thankfully Steve was there and he knew just what to do. And do you ever have those times where you look at your husband and you fall in love with him all over again and gain the utmost respect for him? This was one of those times for me and just typing this out brings tears to my eyes as I just stood there and watched it all unfold.

He asked Kiersten to come over to him and sit in his lap and she did but begrudingly. As she sat there he just loved on her and talked gently to her about how he knew this was hard for her and that if we could figure out any other way to do things we would but right now we don't see that. He stroked her hair and just held her as she cried. It was the sweetest thing ever and I was a innocent bystander to it and so thankful I was.

As I stood there and watched I couldn't help but to think that that is exactly what our heavenly Father does for us when things are hard. He wants us to crawl up in his lap and let Him love on us and have Him reassure us that everything is going to be okay. And to let us cry if we need to but to hear His words of affirmation to our feelings and to speak hope into our hurting hearts. And as I watched my husband do that for our little girl the other day I was blessed beyond any words and so thankful that he was giving our girl such a sweet gift and showing her just how much we loved her but also how much her Papa in heaven loved her. I will never forget it! My camera just happened to be right there so I couldn't help but to take some quick pictures and I'm so glad I have these to treasure!

Our little pup had to join in too as her and Kiersten are pretty close and the one picture where Kiersten is laughing is when Izzy was licking the tears off of her face. So sweet!
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  1. Virginia said...:

    Awww, Heather, I'm so sad for you guys! I remember when y'all moved into that neighborhood and that whole journey.

    It is encouraging to see people being responsible and making those hard decisions... but it's also hard to watch. I know that was a big deal.

    Most importantly, thanks for the reminder about our Father and how He cares for us in that same tender, loving way.

  1. Jen said...:

    Praying that you guys can find a great new place, Heather! (If you want to move out here, you can buy ours! ; ) Park, nice weather...)

  1. Elizabeth said...:

    I think it's so important for us to keep our children in the loop of things because they are part of the family. Thankfully you all prayed and even though it was hard on her, I am sure that your loving words and then Steve's really will help her realize it is best.

    I will be praying for your transition and that the place that the Lord has for you is just as much of a blessing as the one you are in now!

  1. Lisa T. Howard said...:

    Keeping you in my prayers. Change is always so matter our age, but it is even harder when we are exposing our children to it.

    I so loved your comparison to our Heavenly Father and I know exactly what you mean. During my most challenged times I could literally feel God's arms around me, telling me all would be fine. I know He has the perfect place for you. Thank you for the great example of looking above for the answers.

  1. Alicia Sharp said...:

    Heather I am so sorry. I feel so bad for you huys. I don't have kids and could not imagine but I think it is great that you are including her and her feelings towards it all. I will defanitely keep you all i my prayers.

  1. Bonnie said...:

    I will be praying for you all. I pray that you will find a place that will meet all of your needs (& Kierstens too!).

  1. Oh, Heather! I am glad you have such an awesome husband and that he knew just how to be there for your daughter. I hope you find a special place that fits your needs, sweet friend.

  1. Lisa J. said...:

    Heather I am so sorry you are going through this. I am way behind in my blog reading. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers often.

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