MckLinky Blog Hop- Encouragement!

It has been a few weeks since I participated in MckLinky's weekly blog hop, but when I saw the topic this week is encouragement I knew I would post! The hard part for me was choosing just one something!

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows."

2 Corinthians 1:3-5

This is one of the scripture passages we shared at Kenna's memorial service. God comforts us, we share his comfort with others. What is more encouraging than a community providing comfort for one another? It's an inspirational model and something I try to live up to, although I know I fall painfully short more often than not!

I'm really looking forward to reading all of the posts on the blog hop this week!

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confused homemaker said...

Thank you for sharing this and prayers on your continued healing. I am sorry to read about your daughter's passing.

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Beautifully chosen words to share. I am very sorry for your loss.

Jennifer said...

Just stopping by blog hoppin' to say hi!
Great post and blog you have - continue to remain strong.

GranolaMom4God said...

Fabulous verse! THanks for stopping by!

blp3 said...

Thank you for sharing those words today. I needed to hear them. Also, thank you for visiting my blog

Sarah said...

Heidi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I truly believe that God puts people in our lives for a reason. Through your beautiful post on encouragement, I clicked through and read Kenna's story. My deepest condolences for your loss, and I offer prayers for continued healing and peace.

Now why I believe God led me to your blog... my coworker and his wife were (I think) 25 weeks pregnant when they discovered their precious daughter has Trisomy 18 and they lost her. I don't have the words or know how to offer support and encouragement. But through your words, your testimony, your experience -- I feel like I can better offer support to him.

God's blessings to you and your family.

Melissa said...

Love that verse! What a great reminder. I'm also curious to come back and read more about your Montessori homeschooling. We've settled on the Classical model at a private school but did some thinkging about Montessori too.

Melissa @

Heidi said...


Thank you for sharing that story with me. Although in other areas of my life, I try to leave some boundries up between blogging and real life, when it comes to my grief journey I always try to be very transparent.

When Kenna died, reading stories of other families who had endured the same type of loss was very comforting and encouraging to me. Knowing they survived helped me to know that I could too!

I am sorry to hear of your friend's loss. Thanks for visiting!


Heidi said...


I'm hoping to do a post soon on why we chose Montessori over other options! It is really a fascinating approach to education, one that we have come to love. My husband is a certified Montessori instructor. His journey, due simply to a change of jobs, turned into a journey for our entire family!

Thanks for visiting,


Sonya said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing it though.