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Finding a little joy | PSF


This past week has been difficult, to say the least.  I’m trying, trying to remember that I am not in control.  God is in control.  But, that is so much easier said than done. 

We can feel your prayers and our friends prayers all around us and we thank you repeatedly for them. 

We are so thankful to my family for getting in the car, and immediately driving the 13 hours (and my sister flying in) and know how lucky we are. 

We are thankful and lucky for each and every one of you, too.

I haven’t picked up my camera in a while.

But, I’m thankful they did.  And, now I’m realizing it wasn’t a they it was a she.  Because she isn’t in one single picture.

So, thank you Emily.  Thank you for taking pictures and capturing the lives of my girls playing with grandma and grandpa and loving on them.  And, next time you are here, we’d better make sure you are in the pictures, too.

We’re thankful for Grandma, who let #1 ride around the living room on her back and shoulders.

Grandma and #1

We’re thankful for Grandma riding the toy four-wheeler with #2.  (Because, #2?  Is not a very good driver.)

Grandma and #2

We’re thankful for Grandpa teaching #1 how to golf…well, putt at least.

Grandpa and #1

And, bravely teaching #2 how to putt, too.  I don’t think I would trust her with that golf club.

Grandpa and #2

And, for teaching our girls how to share and be safe on that four wheeler at the same time.  (And, quite thankful that #1 understands steering now..however, she doesn’t understand watching where she is going, just yet).

#1 and #2 on the four-wheeler

So, in these photos, capturing these moments, I’m finding some joy.  Joy in their precious faces.  Joy in their smiles.  Joy in their perfect little bodies.  Joy in knowing that God trusted us with these precious little girls.

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  1. Definitely, assuredly will be praying for you, my blog friend.

  2. i’m so sorry for your loss, and so happy for you and your wonderful family that literally came to your rescue. hugs 🙂

  3. The 4wheeler looks like fun! So glad you have some wonderful family around you right now. Still thinking of you all.

  4. I’m glad you are surrounded by such wonderful family right now. I’ve been thinking of you a lot.
    And, that cannot be your mom in those pictures. More like older sister:)

  5. I’m so glad you’ve been able to find some joy. And your family is most important during difficult times like these. They always have your back. Still thinking of you and praying Krystyn.

  6. OMG Grandma so does not look like a “Grandma”!

    I’m so glad your family could come be with you and support you. Been thinking of you so much this week. Prayers still coming your way!

    1. Oh, she would be so flattered to read that.

      And, thank you for the prayers.

  7. Krystyn, I’m thinking of you every day. Prayers. I’m happy to see that you are finding little pockets of joy!

  8. You have been in my thoughts and prayers all week. I am so glad that your family is there!!

  9. I’m so glad you have been able to see some Joy this week. Been thinking about you all week hoping that you are feeling loved and supported. So glad your family was able to come and give you support. You are still in my thoughts!

  10. I am so sorry to hear this news. I am praying for you and your family! I wish I lived near you, I could come by and love on you…..

  11. I am glad you are finding some joy.

    Praying for you.


  12. What a joyful post! The girls were amazingly awesome, and always are. I’m glad I was able to see everyone, just not happy with the circumstance. I love you all so much….and I’ll happily come visit soon to be IN the pictures!

  13. Thank god for little kids – they force you to find the joy even when you don’t want to sometimes. And a big huge THANK GOD for amazing family – how awesome of them to travel out to see you and support you. <3

  14. Been praying for you! Glad you found some joy in the midst of sorrow. You are truly blessed!

  15. So glad to hear that you guys have found some joy in your lives. I think after any loss it’s hard to find that and when you do, it’s hard to accept that you have. Cling to your faith and your family, guys. That will see you through these hard times!

  16. When you called with your news there was not a second thought in Joe and my minds that we had to be there for you and Matt. We both love you all very much. We also had a blast with the girls. They are the cutest sweetest girls. Grandpa loved golfing with them and is looking forward to more at Thanksgiving. Make sure the 4 wheeler has a charged battery.

  17. I will always be there for my family, for that is my purpose in life to take care of all of you with unconditional love. thank you for being part of my family. I love all of you.

  18. Still thinking of you and your family. Glad the girls are doing well and had fun with family in town.

  19. I’m glad you have such a supportive family. Your family is beautiful! Sending you big virtual hugs

  20. Still praying for you guys. Izzy and Nat are definitely wonderful blessings.

  21. glad you are able to find some positives and that your family has been there to wrap you up in love & support. praying for you & your family, Krystyn. Praying today went well for you at work!

  22. Aww, that is so very sweet. And such wonderful pictures, too. xo

  23. I have been behind on my blog reading commenting and while I have no idea what you are going through I am praying for you. You are right that God is in control.

  24. thank you auntie em!!

    so happy you found a little sunshine in this week…

  25. Family is amazing like that. I’m so glad that you have them in your life, to help you through difficult times.

  26. I’m so very sorry for your loss. You have a very special family to step in and offer up such love and support. You are in my thoughts and prays tonight, that God would surround you with his love and grace.

    Big hugs.

  27. Still thinking of you daily. There are really no words, but I wish there were. Just know there are big hugs and lots of prayers and love being showered on you from me. I hear often that God gives us nothing we can’t handle, so you truly are a strong woman.

    That being said, the pictures are great and I am glad she took them for you. It looks like Grandma and Grandpa totally rock! 🙂

  28. Still sending prayers your way. So glad that family could come and be with you!

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