From the Author

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Courage and faith

I have a friend who has major issues with her own health, her daughter, her grandchildren, her sons, her parents and her life in general.  I don't know if I could cope with all she is dealing with.  Grandparents who raise grandchildren are my heroes.  I don't know if I would have the energy to take on such a huge responsibility and do it as well as these grandparents are doing.  I sometimes feel sad because of my health issues but my problems seem so small when I see others who are dealing with so much more.  My friend always finds her strength in her faith.  She is the example of courage as she takes one day at a time with the support of her husband and friends. She teaches by making the most of the gifts that she has and giving the rest of the burden to God to handle. I pray that parents who have decided to have children will find the sense of responsibility to straighten out their own lives so that they can become the parents their children deserve.  With God all things are possible!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

family and friends

I have recently had family in from out of town.  My family that has biological and non-biological members.  There are many types of families who love and support each of us.  It is so wonderful to feel connected with others.  Since I have been ill, I have been isolated from everyone for awhile. This world is very scary and threatening sometimes but our family and friends can make the road softer and more inviting.  The emotional support helps us move beyond our limitations and strive to be a better person. The world feels safer when we know "someone has our back."  Faith can make a difference in our acceptance of life changes and our attitude toward a "new normal." There are many things that affect our life including death, birth, marriage, divorce, loss of pets, loss of health, etc.  It is our belief in God that gives us our strength and hope and our family and friends who give us our hugs and emotional support. It is a powerful combination.