Saturday, February 28, 2009

Breathe In, Breathe Out.....

Life has thrown some major curve balls as of late. Last week I was in Colorado to be with a friend who suddenly, and very tragically, lost her husband. They are our best friends, we vacation with them every year. Her husband was like my kids second dad. He left a twelve year old daughter without a daddy....

Prior to leaving my friend since high school, who's family was my second family, just found out her ten year old nephew was diagnosed with Leukemia. My neighbor just informed us she's been diagnosed with breast cancer and is having a double mastectomy on Wed. Another friend was just laid off from her job of thirteen years. Starting a business in this economy is of course so much fun, and money is becoming non existent for us. I could go on - and on - and 0n. I think just about everyone I know is having some sort of hardship.

Then to top it off, today as I sat waiting for a light to turn green, I watched as a car full of teenage kids threw a drink at an elderly man standing on the medium waiting to walk across the street. These kids were in a forty thousand dollar car, laughing as they drove past. I just feel like there is very little good left in the world.
I admit I'm in my own little pity party.

In faith I'm holding on, but my soul is tired, beaten down, disappointed, angry, frustrated, sad......

I am thankful my kids are healthy, we still have a roof over our head, there is food in the cupboards, there is love in my house...

Share with me your blessings, help me to see that there is still goodness out in the big world of ours....


  1. I am sending you a big hug :) It's really hard to watch people struggling. I am so blessed, I have 4 beautiful healthy children and a great family. And even with all that is going on I can always come home and know that here I will find Joy and Love.

  2. I am so truly sorry for all your woes. It's okay to throw a pity party from time to time. Just remember, it is through our struggles in which we are refined and brought to holiness. I will say a prayer for you, your family and your friends this evening. Take care and God bless.

  3. Thanks Ladies, hugs and prayers are needed and appreciated!

  4. It sounds like a lot to handle. I am sending all my positive thought your way. Take care! :)

  5. It seems like when it rains, it pours sometimes. Not sure if one really horrible event can make everything seem as if the worst is happening or if bad things really do just pile on one after the other. I think of them as tests, and I'm sure you'll come out on top of yours.

  6. *Breathe* I know sometimes it's hard to see the goodness in the world, but trust me, it's out there!

  7. I hope you're feeling better, I left you an award on my blog :)