Friday, March 26, 2010

really kinda beautiful

Don't you just love watching your kids as they grow, as they learn. The funny things that each new phase and age of life brings. The hilarious things that come out of their mouths. Those awe moments that you can just see the wheels turning inside of their little heads. It really is a beautiful thing. The reason our blog is called Really Kinda Beautiful was created by one of those such moments. About a couple of months ago my 2 year old Mayzi was always asking what something was. For her age she has a great command of her speech capability. Her response to liking something was always, "That's Really Kinda Beautiful!" The way she said it was so funny and adorable all at the same time. It soon became a favorite phrase of mine. For my family I cannot think of anything else that fits just right.

When my Taylie (4) was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia AML, great changes took place in our life. Just like with any sort of trial you experience it's a great learning process as you try to accept and understand what is really going on. In the mist of all the heartache and the sorrow there always seem to shine in beautiful moments of light. Breaking away the sad and turning your heart to say, "That's Really Kinda Beautiful" It doesn't take away from the hurt or the frustration of hard and difficult times, but being able to see the good helps make the journey a little more possible.

We have chosen as a whole family to see these "Really Kinda Beautiful" moments everyday. We are learning to be a stronger family and not only see, but also search out the beautiful things that life has to offer. I am so thankful we did. As I start this family blog I would like to share with you many handfuls of our special moments. The moments that help us to pause in our pursuit of happiness, that allow us to think "That's really Kinda Beautiful!"

1 comment:

  1. Lacey, I'm so glad you have a family blog. I've found it's a really great way to archive our little ladies growing up, and I'm sure you will agree.

    Whenever you are feeling up to it, let me know and I'll get everyone together for lunch, or dinner, or whatever works for you. I know you need to take it easy for a while, but whenever you are ready, we are here.

    Love you!