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Saturday, June 6, 2009

When life throws you a curve ball....

The last week has been...well...a little disheartening. I have gone through a lot of emotions and fears in a very short period of time. I was doing so great and feeling so wonderful and it's hard to get your feet kicked out from underneath you~ I guess I feel a little like Charlie Brown right now....running towards the football with confidence~ just to have it pulled away and fall flat on my butt. But the only thing to do is learn from what happened, get up and run at the ball again....
I feel like I have been thrown a curve ball in several parts of my life right now. The infection of course, I've missed 2 going on 3 Improv classes, and Bryan's job was not willing to work with him needing to be here with me.... With bills, rent, medication, travel and other monetary expenses that tempt me to stress over, I have a sense of peace and Faith that we will be taken care of. I guess when life throws us a curve ball all we can do is swing as hard as we can at it and if it hits us (and that hurts) that's okay we can walk to first base and stay in the game.

My faith that we will be taken care of has already been strengthened~ Many of our family members have gifted us money to help cover the expenses of Bryan being here with me along with helping with our other needs...also today Bryan's friends from his work called to see how I was doing and wanted to know where to send the money they had all pitched in to give us to help. Angels come in many shapes and we are so blessed to be surrounded with so many. We cannot go through life alone~ we are sent people in our lives to help us along the way. In return we must also be the angel and be the answer to someone else prayer.....

I don't know if any of this makes sense~ but I am really grateful for the tough times so I can appreciate the good times more fully! It was easy for me to get comfortable and I really did start to forget what my life was like only 18 months ago...but this puts it all back in portortion~ I still have a disease, and my life is far from getting easier...but it's really good and I must treasure the good days for that is where I will draw strength to get past the bad ones.

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RunSickboyRun.com said...

It completely makes sense. I often say to people how thankful I am for my "sick" times cause it makes me appreciate my "healthy" times more than I could imagine.

I'm so glad that you have friends and family wiling to help.

Hip hip hooray to them!!!!


Hanging out with the Riley's said...

you are so strong ladie! Stick in there even if you are in with bunch of oldies right now....lol! I can;t wait to see you and I will let you know how the yardsale goes in your honor!!

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