Wednesday, May 21, 2014

a little update




Just wanted to pop in and let y'all in on why it's been so quiet around Oh, Sweet Joy! lately. First, we bought and moved into our first house. It's maroon and perfect for a family of Aggies :)


Shortly after we moved in, I started having some medical concerns and some sad things happened in the course of the next few days. Oh, Sweet Joy! will continue to be quiet and a little slow to crank out new products + ship orders while we take time to process, grieve a little, and seek the Lord through a really difficult time for us.

If you have placed an order that you have not yet received, my amazing mom is going to help me get those out today. We apologize for the delay, but I do know that I truly have the best customers with the most understanding. We ask that if you've sent an email and are waiting for a response, that you continue to wait or maybe just resend it in a couple of weeks as life tries to get back to normal. Thanks in advance for your grace, patience and understanding that giveaway posts, Instagram product features and collaborations just simply can't be a priority right now.

I know there are a lack of details here, I can assure you I'm not trying to be cryptic. All of my life is so public and this is a matter we would like to keep private until we have had time to process, maybe even longer. I simply ask that instead of asking questions, that you just pray for comfort and peace.

I don't know a lot about why tragic things happen. But a few things I've found to be true and so so comforting are:
1. His ways are not my ways and His thoughts are not my thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8)
2. The Lord gives and The Lord takes away. His name is always to be praised in the midst of both. (Job 1:21)
3. The gospel is all I have and it's truly enough.
4. He is good. Always. -- But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
5. (thanks for this gem, Lauren) So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. John 16:22

Thank you for your support. See you soon.

love.

20 comments:

  1. Kim, I'm so sorry that your family is going through such a difficult time. I'm praying for you today and will continue to do so.

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  2. I was just getting ready to tweet you today because I've missed your presence online. I think it's amazing that you are so strong in your faith. During difficult times, it always takes me a good week until I'm ready to point to Jesus. I wish I lived closer and could come help out. I know that's a strange thing to say since I'm a stranger from the internet, but maybe you know what I mean. :) Hugs to you!

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  3. Praying and sending you hugs. :)

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  4. Praying for you and your family!

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  5. so much love and prayers being sent your way kim

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  6. I'm sorry that you are going through hard times. My thoughts and prayers are with your family Kim.

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  7. Oh that nasty devil certainly likes to attack when we're on the mountain top! Congrats on the new house and lifting you guys up in unspoken prayer. God knows.

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  8. awww sending lots of love your way, kim! hope you can find strength, peace and courage during this tough time!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  9. Kim, my heart goes out to you guys. I'll be praying for a peace that passes understanding. Much love to you guys. Let us know if there's anything you need.

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  10. Sending love to you and the fam. Everything will work out in His way. That's always hard for me to remember. Love.

    xoxo
    Allison over at Allison's Eye

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  11. I just found your blog last week and started following. Sending a prayer & love. Isaiah 40:28-31

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  12. Thank goodness we have our great God to rest in during tough seasons....praying for you and your family!

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  13. Dear Heavenly Father, I come to right now on behalf of this sweet family and I ask that you will comfort their hearts and give them peace that passes all understanding. Lord you and you alone know the reason things happen and even though our hearts want to know why we put our trust and faith in you. Give them guidance on what is to happen next and again speak peace and comfort into their lives. -Amen-

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  14. Sending you lots and lots of love.

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  15. Grief can be so hard to go through. Grateful that we have a God that is so much bigger than the grief we endure. Praying for you and your husband.

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  16. Praying for your sweet family and hoping that you have peace over everything. xoxo

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  17. Praying for you, and your boys! Excited for your house and the new adventures to come.

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  18. praying for you and your family. praying for comfort that can only come from our Heavenly Father <3

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