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Kasey is a stay at home mom to her nearly 4 year old son, Ethan. At 11 weeks old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of infant leukemia. After many hospitalizations, treatments, and a bone marrow transplant, sweet Ethan has been in full remission for three years! Kasey and...

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  1. Many, many times I wish I could fly above the storms of life & have clear vision of the outcome.

    God puts storms in our life to awaken us to our constant need of Him and Prayer! Storms help strengthen us and give us a “podium” sort of to speak from and help others through similar storms!

  2. “But as quickly as time goes by, in the grand scheme of things, the storm was only a chapter…. not the whole story.”

    From a life that has had many, many storms, I loved this perspective.

    • When my son was diagnosed with leukemia at 11 weeks old and his treatments and all the “yuck” lasted day in/day out for more than a year, I often thought that that was all that there was going to be in our story and that it was essentially never going to end. Looking back now 3 years later (and having my son by my side as a living miracle), I can see that there was in fact MORE to the story…. that time in our lives just happened to be one of the “longer” chapters 😉

  3. What a really wonderful perspective to have been given! Very encouraging–thank you!

    Rich blessings, Kasey, as you seize each moment for its God made purposes and cling to His hope in them…

  4. I loved this!! Perfect for my day……I shared this on my page to encourage other friends who are going through struggles as well. The song “I Will Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crown came to mind as well. Thank You!!

    • Amen!! I sure wish I could always remember the strength we have access to in Him… that’s why I’m thankful for the unexpected ways that the Lord uses to remind us to trust Him 🙂

  5. Our storm has continued for almost five years. My pastor says, “the last chapter has not been written.” I want that to be comforting, but sometimes it isn’t. Your words helped me picture this as God sees it…like you could see from the airplane. More than that, His hands are all over it and around it and around me as well.
    Thanks!

    • I think so much of our lives would be easier to accept and endure if we could only see the situation as God sees it. We could then understand His purpose and how He’s using our trial for a greater good in our life or in the lives of others. I think we’d be a lot more “comforted” if we saw the whole picture from His perspective. However, life doesn’t work that way…. unfortunately. So I try to remind myself that His Word says, His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways and that He works all things together for good in our lives. Those verses remind me that even though I can’t see or understand His perspective, I do know that I can take Him at His Word and really trust that He hasn’t forgotten about what He’s working out in our lives. (But I know often times, it’s a battle to fight the lies and desperation satan tries to feed our hearts and minds). I will be praying for you to be able to move into the next chapter of your life and be able to look back at the last 5 years with peace and understanding.

  6. Thanks Kasey. I thank God with you for the miracle healing of little Etham. In all your messages, your faith can be felt and by it, even the deeply unbelieving must feel touched and ministered to.
    I am still riding my storm and everyday, pray that God will make it a chapter in my family’s life – out elder son has never known happiness because of alcohol. We strongly believe that God loves him and will redeem him and allow him to enjoy the other side of life full of peace and joy. We love him nevertheless.

    • I know a mother’s heart is always concerned with the life of her children no matter if they’re an infant, preschooler, teenager or adult. I have friends who have desires of their hearts that haven’t been met in many, many years. And it can be difficult to find the hope that they need in order to keep the faith going one more day. In those moments, I’m reminded of a time during Ethan’s illness that nothing was going right and I was tired of living in a hospital two hours away from home. The doctors had come in with bad news and our conversation was so long that I had missed the breakfast cart that the hospital provided. All I could process was that my bad day was quickly getting worse and now I missed breakfast on top of that (sounds trite, but I just wanted something to go my way). Anyway, so I walked into the kitchen on the patient floor and there was a blueberry muffin. It was for anyone to take and prior to my walking into the kitchen all I could think about was how I wanted a blueberry muffin. And there it was. But it shouldn’t have been! Those muffins go fast and I was already an hour past the breakfast “rush”. I couldn’t believe it. I knew instantly that God left that blueberry muffin for me and it was His way of encouraging my heart. Reminding me that He hasn’t forgotten me. It didn’t change the bad news we were dealing with with my son’s cancer treatments at that time, but it gave me enough hope to spark my faith again that God was still with us and still working the details out in our lives. I pray you get your “blueberry muffin” today from the Lord.

      • Thank you Kasey for the encouragement here. I just wanted to update you that after that message and I believe your prayer, our son asked to be supported to go into rehab. That was immediately after my message and God being the merciful father that we all love and lean on, He quickly opened a door for a place at the first rehabilitation centre we contacted and our son was able to enter the institution on October 1. He has now done two months and so far, he is encouraged and looking forward to coming out a new person. Our prayer is that while there, the spirit of God would speak to him and convict him to accept the Lord Jesus Christ and his saviour. That would be wonderful, but small steps at a time, and we are making good progress. Thank you again for your encouragement.

        • This brought tears to my eyes… So thrilled for those small steps in your son’s life. What an encouragement to your heart – just when you needed it most. Thanks so much for letting me know 🙂

        • This brought tears to my eyes… So thrilled for those small steps in your son’s life. What an encouragement to your heart – just when you needed it most. Thanks so much for letting me know 🙂

  7. “… and though I felt like the rain lasted forever, looking back, all I remember is that we got through it.” Well put, Kasey! As I look back at my storms that at the time seemed to be all-consuming, they really were just a chapter or perhaps even a page in my book of life. And God was always there to guide us to the next page or the next chapter–just look for the grace-note! A great reminder!

  8. WQW, well said!!!! What a GREAT perspective!! It’s awesome how God reveals Himself in nature, we just have to look for it. Thank you for sharing!! Your words are incredibly encouraging!! I should print it off and carry it around with me as a reminder during stormy times. Thank you for sharing your heart 🙂

  9. […] Kasey Krawiec writes about how we cannot always avoid the storms in our life and states, “…the storm was only a chapter…. not the whole story.” What a great reminder that no matter how ferocious the storm raging around us may be, it is a piece of our life – not our whole life. There were good days before the storm came and there will be good days after the storm has passed. You can read the rest of Kasey’s post here. […]