Thursday, December 30, 2010


I was comforted by a 4 month old last night.
Forgiveness,,,,,I think it is one of the hardest, yet healing and most powerful things we can do in our life.
You know?  We ask God for forgiveness, and He with his mercy forgives......but do we forgive ourselves?
Usually not.  We hang on to that guilt forever.
I'm guilty of it.  Heck, I still feel guilty over being mean to a girl in high school.  I'm serious. 30 somethin years later.
A couple of weeks ago a friend ask me to blog about this subject.  Not that I'm some expert in forgiveness but I've had to do my share of forgiving.  And by the way, I have to hope that some of the people in my life have forgiven me! Not really sure why I'm blogging about this today but I think with death comes forgiveness.  You have to forgive yourself and not hang on to the guilt for things you may have done to that person.  We MUST forgive ourselves.  Even if others don't forgive us, we MUST forgive ourselves.  I truly believe it is one of the most healing things we can do for our soul.
We are all taking turns being with mom in this transition.  It's tough, I'm not gonna lie, but it's wonderful being there for one of the strongest, most wonderful people in my life.
She's a fighter and is still with us.
Much love to all of you.  I am so amazed at the amount of people reading and so thankful to each and every one of you.
Please post.  I really love hearing your comments!
and, whomever "Anonymous" is, thank you for your beautiful words....they are so helpful in my time of need.
Have a wonderful,,,,,wait, what day IS it anyway?
Thursday y'all


  1. Your blogs teach and reach all of us! Continued prayers for you and your family.

  2. Love you Kendall!!! I have learned forgiveness the hard way,but the outcome was the same!!! I DID LEARN... Thinking of you &family...

  3. You have so many gifts and I am thankful that you share them: beautiful words, photos, lessons, ideas, positive energy, and more... Your strength, faith, and family will comfort you now and always. I continue to lift you all in prayer.

  4. That picture would be a beautiful silhouette-
    Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer

    with forgiveness comes love, joy, and kindness as we mirror our Maker

  5. Praying for your mom! Your honest writing is really inspiring =)

  6. You are an inspiration to us all. I love your openess and honesty. God bless you and your family. Sincerely Belinda

  7. More prayers your way during this difficult time. May the Lord give you peace and understanding.

  8. Kendall, your post was just absolutely beautiful! I am praying for you and your family during this very hard time. You are so right about everything! Hearing your words is truly inspiring. I read every day (sometimes twice) so keep posting as well :)

  9. Not sure why it is but: It does seem as though we focus on "forgiving" others, therefore, I seem to have learned to do that fairly well. But "forgiving" myself, well I truly struggle. I probably shouldn't admit that, because does that mean that I focus on what others have done to me more than what I have done or not done to others. Now that I think about it, thats kinda selfish! Note to self: I must forgive myself!!! Kendall, who took this fabulous picture. It is gorgeous... I'm still praying for peace, comfort and forgiveness!

  10. Thank you for sharing this very personal moment of your life with us. We're blessed to have wonderful parents who bring us into the world, nurture, love us and raise us to be good people. And we are also blessed to be with our parents when they leave us and go onto a better place, knowing when an incredible legacy they have left behind.