And So it began

"ONCE UPON A TIME"....there came along this little lump...insignificant really when you compare it to the entire world of lumps. That is, right up to the point that it wasn't...insignificant I mean............... and so began my journey.

A NEWER SHADE OF I more then SURVIVE...I am learning to THRIVE...

OF COURSE... we all know things are bound to get a little crazy with a surprise around most every corner...not to mention an assortment of bumps and bruises along the way...but I am ever thankful for them all...they have all made me who I am. So buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride thru what I lovingly refer to as LIFE

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

As I spend my days sitting in my chair...there is a lot of time to ponder and reflect on everything including my life with all it's up and downs - the important and the insignificant.  It is amazing when you look back that the GREAT & GIANT obstacles that caused you some much pain, to stumble and even fall aren't so huge anymore and you see them for what they really are...moments or polishing our rough edges off and becoming more of what the Lord has planned for us to be.  At the moment of the trial it is the biggest challenge we have ever faced and impossible to get around or over but when we look back it we have often forgotten all the pain and only see how it helped us to grow and become who were are now.  We also seem to review our part thru rose colored glasses - seeing only the positive...being able to step away from all the hurt and hardship for the most part.  You can see the hand of the Lord directing and guiding us along the path - shepherding us into becoming what He know we are capable of.

There are many things, blessings and tender mercies that I am MOST certainly grateful PLEASE indulge me as I give some "shout outs"...

***MY FAMILY - (both my children and my siblings) Their love and support and constant checking up on me has meant the world.  Knowing that they are there IF and WHEN I might need to call on them they would drop everything in their own lives to come to me.

***MY AMAZING ETERNAL COMPANION - There are so few things in this world that I could accomplish without him.  He is my ROCK, my safe harbor, the twinkle in my eye and the skip in my step.  He is ALWAYS there for me no questions asked and never a moment of resentment.  He  holds the Kleenex when I laugh myself to tears and when things get too hard for me to bear...he wipes my tear and holds me close. He is my strength

***FRIENDS - .  Those who know you warts and all and make the choice to be at your side anyway.  Especially those low maintenance kind that you can go without seeing for extended periods but when you get together it is like you never were apart

***PAST PHYSICAL ILLNESSES - without decades of migraines my pain tolerance would not be anywhere near what it is today.  The ability to departmentalize my pain so it is much easier to cope with has made recover from this and other BIG BOO BOOS much easier.

***FAITH & PRAYERS - I am humbled to be the recipient of so many prayer and good vibes.  I have felt you love surround me giving me strength and courage.  Your prayers of faith on my behalf is so overwhelming.


and Thank you for taking this journey with me.