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April 17, 2012

This is my party post for the

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

What in the world is that you ask?

It’s an excuse for thousands of crazy people that maintain a blog (or facebook, or twitter) to have a “show and tell” across the great wide wonderful virtual world.

…and I wanna play too.

Until now most (if not all) of my readers are those who have a “real-life” connection to me (hello to my beautiful sisters and aunts and mom and nanny and my darling husband and my lovely friends and sisters in Christ). There have also been a few of you that I have known online for a while either through Ravelry or Hyena Cart and the like (love to you all too!).

This past fall when our family went through the darkest hours of letting go of our daughter Miranda I hesitantly blogged about it so that I didn’t have to tell the story one thousand other times and those that loved us could read what was going on in our trial.

…and a funny thing happened.

I started getting readers that I had never met but shared an unimaginable bond with. I was let into an intimate network of sisters who were walking similar paths. Even more amazing was finding a network of sisters that had not forsaken their faith in a Savior that is just, even through the nightmare.

Healing is a process, kind of like a scraped knee. It doesn’t (usually) just get better over night, a scab has to form, that often gets picked or snagged off and must form again, sometimes multiple times, and when it is finally healed the skin is not often the same as it began, there is a scar. The knee probably still works as well as before, but it is forever marked.

For me blogging is a bit like that.

My posts will range from introspective when the scab has been freshly ripped off, or just be a recap of daily life, our home-schooling, or showing off my baking prowess on those days where the scab is there but dulled over a bit.

Our lives are irreversibly changed by the loss of Miranda, but grief does not define me or my family, our faith in a righteous Savior does.

…all the rest are minor details.

I’m Lisa, otherwise known as Lei, Leimarie, Mom, Sis, the woman behind CreativLEI… and this is my blog.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Irene permalink
    April 17, 2012 6:25 PM

    Your blogs always inspire me. Despite all you have been through you have remained faithful and are a blessing to me as well as innumerable others I’m sure. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

    • April 18, 2012 9:56 AM

      Thank you so much Irene. To think you were there to share with me the birth of His gift of faith. <3

  2. April 17, 2012 9:30 PM

    I’m going to read your blog about your loss. So sorry. I cannot imagine that heartache.

    Glad you joined the party!

  3. April 18, 2012 1:26 AM

    I cant wait to get to know you better….I am having to let go right now…

    So much fun party hopping….meeting new friends and finding old ones…I just added another great prize to my giveaways…so now you have 3 good prizes…I would love for you to win. A comment is all it takes..Hope you will also stop by my Pinterest boards….I have over 900
    http://pinterest.com/tpowell2/

    Teresa

    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

    http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

    • April 18, 2012 9:52 AM

      Teresa, prayers for your family. I hope to read an update soon.

  4. Ashley Pichea permalink
    April 19, 2012 5:51 PM

    The UBP is a highlight of my blogging year, and I’m so glad that you’ve linked up this year!! I look forward to getting to know you better in the months to come.
    - Ashley Pichea

    • April 30, 2012 11:42 AM

      Ashley I wish I would have spoke with you at 2:1 this weekend. Hopefully He will give me another opportunity soon. Eventually I will listen to all God said this weekend through His speakers and I’ll get over feeling “small” and go beyond my comfort zone.

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