When my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, her doctor said she had a few years. Despite chemo rounds, we watched her decline quickly. A short seven months after the diagnosis, she was gone. It’s been two years now, and I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on the things I learned…
One of the most readily known facts is this: people are different. I’m sure I’ve always known it; I’ve surely recognized differences in peers, siblings, friends, teachers, and the like from the time I was small. But it never smacked me in the face, shall we say, until I got married and had children. Jennifer…
Our family’s story of infertility has taught us to be grateful even when life is overwhelming and discouraging.
As we raise our voice and share our experiences, we can help each other learn and grow from the pain and find the strength to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
These gaps represented, to me, the various traps or stumbling blocks we can fall captive to if we are not mindful as we move along in life.
The busier we become the less time we spend focusing on what will draw us closer to God.
When we make the assumption that we have more power and influence than we actually have, or that our family or friend is helpless to handle difficult situations on their own we take the responsibility away from them and open ourselves up to be overwhelmed.
As the sun first peaked over the skyline it offered a bright light to our journey, but nothing compared to what we could see from the top. Life is full of opportunities to seek after and pursue the things that matter the most to us.