there goes the sun...

there are {some} moments lately...
when I feel the {sun} setting
setting HARD
and FAST
and {not} particularly beautiful either

my absence has been noticed
and there are reasons why...

there is a HEAVY {weight} on our family right now
and blogging about peaches & tutus & etsy finds....
seemed a {little} off.

I am REAL
and very OPTIMISTIC
I {and God} usually PLOW through this world's problems...
with a SMILE on my face
and a {light} heart.

THIS is {different}...
My heart is heavy
and my mind is confused.

BUT {regardless} of how the SUN sets
I WILL find...
beauty
{love}
JOY
&
peace

because REALLY...
what sun set of GOD'S is really that bad!?

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  1. Hope things improve for you soon Brittany.

    Thinking of you...

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  2. Thinking of you, and praying that everything works out!

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  3. So sorry to hear that you're down. I and so many of our blog friends are going through the wringer right now...almost seems like something is in the air. Whatever the case, I know we'll all be on the up again soon. God is faithful to take care of his children. Hang in there and blessings to you and your family. <3

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  4. I am praying for you. That God can lighten your heavy heart, and that things will get better soon!

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  5. Hope everything's okay.
    xoxo

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  6. Did you split up with your husband? :( Seems like everyone is having it bad right now.

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  7. Praying for you. I could feel the weight of your world in your last post. Big hugs to you.

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  8. I was struggling through some difficult and heavy things tonight and then I saw your post. It reminded me to take my focus off myself and think about and pray for others who are struggling, as you are. The difficult things our family has faced in the past has opened my eyes to the hurts so many others face and reminded me to be compassionate. I am so thankful to know the One who can walk us through all things. Praying you can find some peace in Him right now.

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  9. Brittany,

    I'm singing that George Harrison song "Here comes the Sun"...... Sing it with me, it's such a happy song...

    blessings to you. You are in my thoughts xxxxxx

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  10. When I wake and know the day is not going to be a good one I drag myself to my kitchen window so I can watch the sun come up behind the trees on the hill, it reminds me that my Life is in GOD'S HANDS and I LOVE HIM for cradling me through the hard times.

    I am praying and keeping you all in my thoughts.

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  11. Will pray for you right away! I hope that everything is alright :(

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  12. I am praying that things will improve for you shortly. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Matthew 11.28-29

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  13. I hope everything will work out well. I'm sorry you are going through a rough patch.

    :(

    I was checking your blog regularly... thanks for checking in. I hope to read better news with the next post!

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  14. I am sorry for your heavy heart this morning and i will be praying for God to release your stresses and life you up.

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  15. Sorry to hear things are trying right now. You're in my prayers.

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  16. May God wrap his arms around you all and hold you tight... (((HUGS)))

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  17. So Sorry about what has got your down. Sending lots of prayers your way.

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  18. Your posts always put a smile on my face. Yours will come back to you soon. on my knees for you and yours.

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  19. I know that you know God will take care of you...and you are still allowed to have your feelings! ((hugs)) We will pray for each of you by name....since we have 4 boys too, that works perfectly. Take care!

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  20. I am praying you feel God's gracious arms today.

    Your photo is beautiful.

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  21. Miss you!
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  22. We'll be praying for you.
    God is good ALL the time!
    Praying you find comfort and rest in His arms!

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  23. Praying for you Brittany. Hope things start looking up for you soon. Instead of feeling the sun setting hard, I hope soon you can feel the sun rising and lifting the weight off your shoulders :)

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  24. Many prayers for you and your family!

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  25. Our family is also going through some weighty stuff now...but I'm learning that this is where the rubber meets the road with God. This is where He is truly revealed for the amazing God that He is, and this is where we learn true faith. We don't need anything but Him. Praying for you and yours.

    -Abby

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  26. Our God is able! I am praying for you and your family. Hugs!

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  27. Awww, thinking of you Brittany, and sending prayers too. Hope things are less heavy soon. One of my favorite sayings in times like these is that "Sometimes, the most rewarding things in life are the most challenging." (((hugs)))

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  28. Hoping that things will get better soon, keep your chin up.

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  29. your family will be in my prayers.

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  30. this just came to mind- "The Lord will perfect that which concerns me" from Ps 138:8

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  31. There is always a different way to look at things especially when it is bad. I hope you see the sunny side soon. Blessings on your day. ML

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  32. I hope that whatever is weighing you down will be resolved soon and that things begin to look up. All the best.

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  33. We don't need to know the details to know how to pray. I will be lifting you up in my prayers, that God will be a strong presence in your life right now, guiding you, strengthening you.

    Yout ake your time to sort through (with God and your family) the things that you are dealing with.

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  34. Just know that I am thinking about you....

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  35. Praying for you and your family. Just think of what God is leading you down this path for, he must have something great for you instore soon!!

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  36. Thinking of you Brittany.

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  37. We're looking at this, and Ava says, "OZZIE! I weally miss Ozzie, I want Ozzie to come to my house!" {and I'm crying again}

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  38. Praying God's peace will inhabit your heart and overwhelm you today.

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  39. There are times when we JUST CANT put on a happy face...and this is ok
    Times when we JUST need to say what is tearing us apart
    Times when all we can do is weep and ask for help

    I know its hard to do that publically sometimes, but I hope somewhere in the midst of this heaviness you have someone(s) (a tangible someone! =)) you can let your entire guard down too!!

    I am praying for you!!

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  40. Dear sweet sister melted into my heart by the love of God, I'll be praying.

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  41. Just wanted you to know I read your words and said a prayer for you... and I will continue to pray as often as prompted by the Spirit! I love your blog so I have a feeling it will be often. Hang in there. God is good all the time.

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  42. Praying for you and yours.......

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  43. Hi Brittany we're praying for you and your family and hope that the weight is "lifted" soon.

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  44. Hope things start working out for you and your beautiful family.

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  45. praying for you and your family. keeping your eyes fixed on the SON will certainly be a good place to focus. may He grip you tightly during this low period and may you see His mercy and grace.
    press on, sister!

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  46. I'm praying for you. You have a great perspective.

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  47. You'll be in my prayers and I pray that God will lift this heavy burden from you all!

    Lots of love,
    Sommer

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  48. I pray your focus can stay on the Lord! It's so good to write it and proclaim that He is your strenght. Stay the course.

    I can't wait to see the girls' birthday post!

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  49. Some of our darkest, most difficult times is when God has shown Himself the most near and the most real to us. Praying that the 'weights' are lifted soon, my friend. Beautiful pictures.

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  51. i think i understand... i think.

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  52. I'm sorry to hear that. Sending prayers and good thoughts...

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  53. I hope everything is ok. Thinking of
    you-

    steph

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  54. I haven't been on in a while... and I know I'm just one of many of your fans... but I'm wishing and hoping that your sunsets are brighter a little longer these days. I'm wishing you stronger shoulders... because you learn and grow so much more that way than when the trials get easier. Thank you for your good example of faith. You don't know me... and I don't exactly know you... but I appreciate you!

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  55. I haven't commented in a while Brittany. I have been 'driving by' and just reading. I will pray for you and your family right now! There are no surprises to God and He knows exactly what you need! May you feel the arms of Jesus around you as you plow through this.

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  56. We had a really rough time and problems were back to back. My sister reminded me of the Saint (Maximilian Kolbe? maybe someone else) who was in a concentration camp and had to suffer with fleas biting him terribly. He wondered why on top of everything else God would allow the fleas. BUT the soldiers did not like the fleas either and would pass over that block. So the fleas saved his life. For us it was just the same, the things that were happening to us ended up guiding us to a big decision that really changed our life still today. w/ prayers

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  57. I'm so sorry that you have a heavy heart right now. I do as well. I'm told that I just need to trust in God, keep my faith, and that a Master plan in at work. It's okay to take a break, but it's also okay to feel creative with a heavy heart. I pray that it lightens.

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Thank you for blessing me with your words!

Brittany