Monday, June 14, 2010

A much needed dose of perspective

Yeah. Sometimes we all need a little perspective. And I got a healthy does of it this weekend.

I've been in somewhat of a "poor me" state of mind lately. I haven't been too down, but I've been having a tiny little pity party for the last little while. On Saturday, I remember complaining to Clarence (the hubby) about how difficult it is for us to do "normal" family things...mainly due to the fact that Ben can't walk.

On Sunday, a friend and I watched over 8-week-old twin girls for a few hours so the Dad and Grandma could get a bit of a break. Where's the Mom you ask? Well, the Mom is in intensive care at the local hospital. She went into cardiac arrest about a week after the girls were born due to some complications after her c-section. And she's only recently come out of an induced coma. And they aren't sure of the extent of her brain damage. And she's about to be transferred 2 hours away to a rehab centre, where she'll likely remain for 3 to 4 years. Yep, you read that right. 3 to 4 Years.

You should have seen this Dad and his little girls. It would just break your heart to see them. And their house was so cute. And all done up and ready for their girls' arrival. They were just a normal couple. Looking forward to starting their family and then WHAM! It's all changed. Life will never be the same again.

So yeah. The universe decided to serve me up a little dose of perspective this weekend. And ever since, I've been counting my blessings.


9 comments:

  1. That is THE truth! Wow, we need to be praying for this family.

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  2. Yup, your blessings are right there in the above photo 1 and 2. That poor family, my heart goes out to them, all of them. Everytime I start to play the pity card (and I only play the card to myself)because I think the kids should mostly have positive energy to focus on. I also remember that there are people out there who are believe it or not worse off than Hailey. If you haven't already please check out my latest post www.janetharrold.blogspot.com And good for you for giving them a break, i'm sure they will need many more.

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  3. I've seen this lesson so many times that now I correct myself as soon as I start going down the path--we all have our trials. If we can survive the ones God gives us, then we should be thankful--we might not like it if we got someone else's!

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  4. You are so right. Sometimes it's so easy to get down and forget how blessed we really are. I've had the exact same feelings as you, and usually about the time I'm feeling really sorry for myself something with snap me back into place.

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  5. Wow, thank you for sharing that. We all need a dose of reality some times that our own reality even with all of its challenges, could always always be worse. We are so blessed, all of us!!! I was kind of having that kind of day too where I needed to be reminded, so thank you!!!

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  6. Yeah, I'e been feeling a bit burdened myself, so thank you for reminding me that at least my girls get ME! And I get them, tasty little creatures that they are.

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  7. Wow. The world seems cruel soemtimes but there is always a silver lining. Always.

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  8. Oh, man....that would be awful.

    I count my blessings more often than not! :)
    Thanks for the reminder...

    And thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  9. I've had just such a dose of realignment myself and it is quite humbling. I pray for this young mother's recovery and thank you for this dose of perspective.

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