Tuesday, October 12, 2010

(Picture taken by Jen Campbell)

Above is my very favorite picture. This is a pic of me and my husband. This sign actually hangs in our living room, right by our front door. Every time I see this picture it moves me. It reminds me that my HOPE should be in the Lord. We have been hoping for a baby for some time now. Hoping, waiting, and praying. It's been a long journey but I have grown a lot. Sometimes it feels like I am moving backwards though. My dearest friends could tell you that I haven't been myself the last few years. They have watched me cry and struggle through this dark valley.

Today, I just want to say thank you for my friends and family who lift us in prayer. Who send us cards, and notes of encouragement. Your kindness is so meaningful. You have been a light to us on a dark road. I will never forget your compassion and understanding. I know the enemy often wants me to feel alone, but its so clear that I am not.

I don't know when God will bless us. I am just going to keep on asking and believing though. No matter what your journey might be...put your HOPE in HIM! He is near!

Psalm 71:5

Love to you-
Karen



10 comments:

Kendra Moberly said...

karen - i can't fully relate to your longing for a baby, but i share a similar longing for a husband. sometimes, its dark and hopeless for me as well and tears are shed in private moments that no one else is let in on. and in those moments when i wonder if it will ever happen, i think of you and pray prayers of hope over you.

Karen Campbell said...

Kendra,

Thank you for sharing your heart. We have different longings but I bet our hearts have looked the same. I love you friend.

amymoran said...

Karen,
I can't think of a better couple to have a baby. I am so blessed to have you enter my life and the KHS team. I prayer for you and Bryan every night! I HOPE and have FAITH you will have the family you long for...Love you much...

Kayla said...

Karen- I just found your blog and I love it! I have been deeply encouraged in reading your words. I believe that you have such a beautiful heart for the Lord and for other people to know Him. As you continue pushing through disappointment and pain, I am confident in the Lord's goodness that will remain (didn't mean to rhyme!). I'm thankful that He has allowed you to keep dreaming! :)

Mallory said...

Love you, Karen! I am so blessed by you, I wish I could encourage you the same way you encourage me through my dark valleys. This is really what I needed to hear today, this week has been nothing but pain. Love you dear friend, thank you for posting what you learn thorugh God, it's very encouraging.

maghan said...

Karen,

Once again you have inspired me! You are an amazing person full of endless love. I am thankful that God brought you into my life. I will continue to pray for you as I believe God is going to bless you one day! Love and miss you lots!!

Erin said...

Even though you are hurting, you always encourage me so much. No matter how you're feeling, you always make me feel special and show that you love me. Whenever I'm hurting, I often cannot even think about anyone else, much less make them feel special. I hope to encourage my friends as much as you encourage me. I love you so much! Praying.

Amanda said...

Praying with you Karen!

Stacey said...

Karen, I know how hard it is to wait on the Lord, especially for a child that your heart so desires. After losing our first child, we waited a year and a half before we became pregnant with Tommy. I know, without a doubt, that we went through that painful experience and the time of waiting so we could minister to others. God will be (and is being) glorified through you. It is so hard to wait, but so worth it at the same time. Praying for peace and that your long wait will come to an end.

Karen Campbell said...

Thank you for posting everyone!