hope.


In thinking about this post, it struck me just how much of my life doesn't make this blog. After nearly three years, I deem a few things "blog-worthy" but plenty of others don't make the cut. While I desperately want to pour out my heart with the events of the last week, I need a bit more time to process.

Last night, {cv} and I discussed calling 2013 the year of curveballs. As I've learned after recent Red Sox games, curveballs are pitches intentionally thrown to catch the batter off-guard. In the last few months, the wild pitches of life have made {cv} and I stronger and more connected than ever. Even if the circumstances weren't always what I wanted, I can't help but think God had a hand in all of it. 

I don't talk much about my faith here, but it doesn't mean it isn't a major part of my life. Faith is a very personal thing, so I try to respect each of you--whether you're Christian, Muslim, Jewish, something else, or nothing at all. For today, indulge me in this particular Bible verse. Paired with prayers from our family and friends, this passage has provided a great deal of comfort in the last few days. Regardless of whether you pray or mediate, I think its message is universal.

Please be patient with me in the coming weeks and days. I plan to stick with Friday's Fancies because it brings a bright spot to my week. I promise I'm not going anywhere, but I just need to take a little extra time for myself. With all my love, Alison

26 comments:

  1. thinking of you!! love this post :) and love you! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. I hope everything is alright. Sending lots of love and prayers your way. xx

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  3. Take all the time you need! Reading your quotes is always a bright spot for me. See you on Friday.
    XO
    -Becky
    The Pumpkin Spot

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  4. Always important to take time for yourself and put yourself first. Thinking of you sweet lady!

    Alana

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  5. Many hugs to you, sweet girl! Adding you to my prayer list! xoxo

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  6. Thinking of you darling girl. All my love + well wishes! xox

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  7. It also meant a lot to me... thank you very much and I God bless you in all your needs! And by the way... Hebreus 11.1 :D

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  8. Hope everything is alright! Thoughts and prayers certainly coming your way from little old Milwaukee. Keep smiling through it all. - Katy

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  9. Great post, I too have been going through some difficult things and last week was my breaking point. Thinking of you. Your quotes always make me smile and make me appreciate what I have rather than focus on what I don't have.

    Hugs,
    Marie

    *Friday's Fancies are my fave!!

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  10. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way for whatever the situation may be!

    xo
    Kate

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  11. I know I don't comment nearly enough on your blog my dear, but know that we're all here to support you, even if we don't say anything. You and your blog are wonderful, and I think it's so important that you've realized the separation between life and blog. We don't need to know everything, but we are all here praying for you. I'm in a really tough spot right now too, so just know that I'm thinking about you. It helps knowing that life isn't easy for anyone...we all have our things and we're in it together :) xoxox love!

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  12. "it struck me just how much of my life doesn't make this blog." So apt, Alison!

    Best wishes to you and everyone in your family. Take all the time you need.

    xo

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  13. Take your time girl. Take time for yourself. Love you lots.

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  14. Thinking of you, lady. Take as much time as you need. We'll be here :)

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  15. I love this verse Alison, it's one that I always come back to. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  16. I hope everything's ok. :( sending you all my love!!

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  17. Thinking of you, whatever it may be. Take time to take care of you.

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  18. Sending tons of love and prayers your way, Ali <3 <3 <3

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  19. Hope all is okay! Sending good thoughts & prayers your way! xo

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  20. Thinking of you both and sending you much love. xo Moe

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