Share the LoveI don’t do this very often, but I have been following a blog lately that has really pulled on my  heartstrings.  I have loved reading this blog so much that I actually saved a link to the blog on the home screen of my iPhone so that I can remember to check it each day to see if she has put up a new post.

The blog is called, “The Moments we Stand” and the blogger is Ashlee Birk, mother of 5 young children.  When her youngest baby was six weeks old, her husband, Emmett, was murdered by another man after finding out Emmett was having an affair with his wife.  Dateline NBC did a 5-part series on the story which you can watch by clicking here.

The blog is from Ashlee’s point of view and the trials she has faced since the murder.  Here is how she describes her blog:

“I am a “victim” of murder. I am a victim of infidelity. I am not alone in this sentence. I have had the privilege of raising my children and helping 5 other little “victims” find faith in a world that on a cold night in March left them with none. This is how we found light in a place that went dark all around us. How I learned to see a garden of beauty even when all felt lost. I hope that our story and the lessons we have learned can bring peace to at least one other struggling to find answers in their lives, and in turn help us find the peace that we continually seek.”

She is a really great writer and does such a great job with each blog post of connecting her experience to a life lesson that anyone can relate to, and she talks a lot about her testimony and how it has helped her through these devastating moments.  She just started the blog last month so I would encourage you to start from the first post and get caught up.  Once I started reading I wasn’t able to stop, and I usually tear up with each new post I read.  I think you will love and enjoy it as much as I have.  Here is the link to her first post:
http://www.themomentswestand.blogspot.com/2014/01/stand-tall-you-are-not-alone.html

Ashlee and her five children at her husband's funeral

Ashlee and her five children at her husband’s funeral