Sunday, March 27, 2011
Be Careful What You Wish For!
Sorry for the absence this past week, but I'm just now getting a moment to check in. Unfortunately, in the midst of my late Winter pity party, I received a call from my dear friend (and sister-in-law) saying that her father had passed away. They live out of state so would of course, be coming home right away. The news obviously made me take a step back and realize that life may feel like it's getting stagnant at times, but the truth of it is that it's too darned short and it's a waste of precious time and energies complaining about it. You all gave me some great advice in my previous post and you are all right on the money. Truly living life means doing what you can to make the best of it.... No matter what lands in the path ahead us.
My house began filling up last Sunday and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law headed back home to begin their healing yesterday afternoon. It was a tough week, but at the same time, one that was full of love and family and laughter and tears. Our daughter even made it home for a few days, so that was an unexpected blessing. I'm a bit worse for the wear with my chronic pain, but all in all, it's been a great lesson in acceptance. When something like the loss of a loved one happens, it makes the things that we might perceive as hard times in our own life, seem minor in comparison. Maybe the occasional "rut" isn't really a bad thing. Maybe it's just God's way of making us slow down and be still, so we can listen.
I'll be back in the next day or two with a new recipe, (and I believe a renewed outlook) but for the moment, please allow me to say a great big THANK YOU !! to all of you, for the wonderful suggestions and that ever-present, totally awesome blogger support. As I've said, oh... I don't know... maybe a gazillion times before,
BLOGGERS ROCK !!!