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25 August 2012

...Hurdles Got In The Way!

Funny how you cruise along life and basically life goes along okay even with some of the minor bumps that life offers. I would manage to get over those bumps pretty good and if I fell, I'd just dust the dirt off my knees. Since I last made the previous post, I ran into many hard hurdles! Many of them really hurt me emotionally! Ouch! Without going into details of those hurdles, I have been falling flat on my face and bruising my knees with scrapes of tough changes in life.

I have become a care-giver for someone who I love dearly.

So frustrating!
...for her

So over whelmed!
...for me

So full of uncertainties!
...for her
...for me

I went back to church last Sunday. It had been too long and it was time to come "home" again. I am reminded that my life matters too and I can "do" this.

Slowly, I am regaining myself back.
...for me
...for her

Slowly, I am getting back to joy.
...for me
...for her

A nudge sent me into the kitchen. No excuses, all the ingredients were there. It was time again. Bake something!

I measured. 

I mixed. 

I added. 

I whisked. 

I stirred. 

I rolled. 

I flattened. 

I baked. 

I waited. 

I rolled, flattened, baked and waited again. 

One more time.


Peanut-butter cookies! Therapeutic! Yumminess! (I know that is not a word but it should be!)



Then I strolled. 

I watched. 

I gazed. 

I clicked. 

I clicked. 

I awed. 

I clicked. 

I breathed.


                                          






































Then I remembered.


One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints.
Other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life
When I was suffering from anguish, sorrow, or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord, "You promised me, Lord,
That if I followed you, you would walk with me always.
But I noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
There have only been one set of prints in the sand.
Why, When I have needed you most, you have not been there for me?"
The Lord replied,
"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints
Is when I carried you."




1 comment:

Ladytats said...

The Lord is our help. one big reason we are required as Catholics to go to Mass every week. We need Him, and we need to be reminded of that constantly or we start to rely on ourselves and that gets us into trouble.
Look for one good thing every day. and not the same thing every day, and thank God for it. That will help.

Go to our Heavenly Mother Mary and ask her to pray for you and your earthly mother. Ask her for her support in what you do. She will give it.