Lost My Voice

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Just stopping in for a quick hello…

It’s a been a strange last 30 days.
Since Valentine’s Day–
One virus-bug-infection-something-yuck after another and a few weeks ago I completely lost my voice.

And it felt like I lost my voice too.
My writing voice.

Just nothing.
I’m the kind of person who would rather go quiet than force words, so it has been rather–

Quiet around here.

But I’ve missed you all.
And after the flu-cold-rhythmic-coughing-antibiotics-and-yes-even-chicken-pox,
I think we are finally turning the corner.

One almost-chickenpox-free (and yes, we got the vaccination, but apparently 1-4% of people who get the shot can still get the virus).
And yes–
That was us.

Hoping-praying to return to regular writing soon and thank you so much for all of the sweet emails asking–
Where in the world are the Chuppies?

I know it could be much worse, but the last four weeks have really wiped me out and it felt so good to get a full night’s sleep last night.

Today was full of hope and potential and possibility.

“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s…
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.”
~Psalm 103
Thanks for sticking with us…and for all of the encouragement.

Kara (and the crew)

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  1. I’ve been praying for your family. Praying for healing and rest.

  2. Glad to hear you sense healing coming about. Praying for you!

    • Thanks Elisa…I’ve missed checking in…slowly feels like we are turning the corner. I know you’ve been battling quite a bit of yuck over at your place as well…stopping to pray that this week will be refreshing for you! Love, K

  3. Have been praying for you. Your voice will return.

  4. Cindy Chupp says:

    I’ve been thinking about you all! Maybe spring break (or SPRING!) will helpl! :) HUGS!

  5. Katharine Barrett says:

    Blessings as you head into health!

  6. LeAnn Williams says:

    I am so happy you are back at least a little; I have missed your posts. Get that family and yourself well first before diving back in. Blessings and prayers for you!

  7. Been missing your voice! Hope you guys are indeed getting healthier… praying for you, friend!

  8. Oh, so hard to walk through the YUCK of sickness for so long. Praying for you and your sweet family. Sometimes being quiet is exactly what God wants us to do… helps us to hear Him clearer. And HOORAY for sleeping thru the night!

  9. gracelaced says:

    It’s felt so quiet online without you. Been praying for you though…and am thankful for the privilege to do so. love ya.

  10. Aw, Kara. Feel better. I remember reading that passage one year when I was in college. It seemed like everyone was sick on campus… so sick that they started calling it the Geneva Plague (because that was the name of my school). I remember making dinner one night and then just laying my head down briefly and I couldn’t get up. It was scary. I was in bed for days… completely drained of all energy and all I could do was sleep. This passage brought me so much comfort. I hope and pray you get well soon and that God continues to comfort you in this time of difficulty. May He give you strength and bring healing.

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