Friday, December 4, 2009

What a Difference a Day...And Friends...Can Make

I'd like to start off by thanking all of you for your concern and for your kind words yesterday. I feel blessed to have found my new blog buddies. It helps to know there are people out there who care. Life was never meant to be easy, but they say we are never dealt more than we can handle. Hubbie and I have been through far worse, and we have survived. In 1994 when we had been married for about 3 years, hubbie contracted a lung infection and nearly died. He was so sick that most of his family had given up and were preparing him to go into the light. On the other side was myself, his mother, and one of his sisters...and we never gave up hope. I was angry with what his family was doing and let them know that it had to stop. Their response was "We feel you are in denial, and you may need some counseling to help you through this." And to that my response was, "There is a big difference between denial and having hope."

Well, hope and faith won out and 15 years later, hubbie is still here. Sadly, the rift in the family has never mended and probably never will, but we have each other...and that is what counts. Also, I have not heard from my friend since she told me of her illness, and all I can do right now, is to give her her space. So, with that in mind, I want to say I woke up this morning feeling a lot better than I did last night. I know that whatever is thrown at us, we can overcome if we just stay strong together. And the fact of the matter is, there are those out there who are in far worse circumstances than we are and I would wish for them a better life during the coming year.

If you could grant just one wish...what would it be?


  1. I've often found in my own life that things seem a little better after a good night's sleep. So my one wish for everybody is: a good night's sleep! [I love that photo of the NY sunrise]

  2. I echo the benefits of sleep!

    My wish would be for peace of mind. Finding that inner peace to deal with things as they come and knowing that all will work out in the way it is intended to. Seeing everything as an opportunity for growth and new experience.

  3. Glad to hear you woke up feeling refreshed... I echo that a good nights rest is always a good thing. If I could grant just one wish... ummm.. had to think about this.. Rue took the good one yet then I got to thinking of it on a broader scale... If I could truly grant but one wish I think that I would grant the exchange of places with those who have so much with those who have so little in a monetary sense. I would wish for those who have so much to have very little. To realize the feelings and fear that it can invoke. To help them realize that there is more to life than monetary possessions. To realize the need to share their excess with those who are not as fortunate. I would wish for those who have so little to be able to have a time where they can truly do whatever they want with no fear of money. Knowing that many would still do so little as they know that true happiness is not found in the form of money. Although we should have a giving heart at all times, now especially we should reach out to those less fortunate to help.

  4. I am so glad that you are feeling more at ease. I'm sure you can't be fully 'at ease.' But I hope that what you hoped for, happened... That writing it all down on your blog... will help you to begin to heal.

    Still wishing you much good, in this still-scary situation.

    Gentle hugs,
    Aunt Amelia

  5. Writing has always been helpful for me, but things are starting to sway. The insurance is covering fixing the car so no deductable. And my hubbie had a meeting today at the job and we thought he would be fired, but it is adjourned so I look at it like no news is good news. Tonight will definitely be a ritual night. Thanks again to all of you.