Sunday, March 7, 2010

Dear Friends,

Thank you for putting up with me. I don’t know how you do it.

I appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to write and encourage me. I treasure your advice and support.

The past month has been hard. I’ve been feeling a little worn out and beat up. Doubts creep in. I begin to question whether the expenditure of time and energy this blog requires is wise under the circumstances. The goal of honesty to which I aspire compels me to admit it.

Your reassurance both comforts and inspires me.

There are so many voices out there.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to mine.

It is an honor.


  1. Love your post. So rich in life knowledge and connections with faith.

  2. Hi Kim,
    I am sorry I have never posted a comment on your blog. I guess I assumed I didn't have anything good to say, mainly because I am not a very good writer and I was a little intimidated because you are SO GOOD! Also, I do not know you or Katherine personally and I didn't want to appear to be a "blog stalker". However, God has worked a lot in my heart through your blog and through Katherine's emails. I often share your writings with my small group or to other friends whom I think it may encourage. Thank you for your openness through this journey. It is changing lives for sure!!!

  3. I hope it is as refreshing for you to write as it is for us to read - i comment rarely, but i always read - your blog and katherine's caringbridge site. no need to have bells and whistles. there are some pretty dang shallow blogs that look pretty, just the fact that you have grown children and a grandson and you even have a blog....that says you are pretty dang cool :-) love in Him!

  4. Kim,
    There are probably a couple of things in your life that you may wonder about. In those instances, just take the next small step.
    However, with your writing, there is no need to question yourself. We are all out here so hungry for real nourishment. Your words steer us to look inward and outward towards what really matters.
    Focus on your precious family. You've got the writing thing down perfectly!
    Marianne ( One of your Cheerleaders!)

  5. We all have our trial and tribulations, but few face them as gracefully as you have. Thank you for your thoughtful, beautifully written posts. They always make me think and appreciate the good people in the world and hope that I would be as graceful and strong(though I could never express my thoughts as eloguently as you do...what a gift)in a difficult time. I also see your humanity through your struggles. Your family continues to be in my prayers .

  6. P.S. I hate misspelling words--eloquently. Wish there was a spell check in comments.



Thank you so much for taking the time to write.

It helps to know we're not alone.