Saturday, May 15, 2010

The best is yet to be!

Today was a busy day, we had the baby shower for my great niece and afterwards we had a family cook out. I have been catching a cold for the last few days and so I tried to stay away from the babies. I tried to put on...MY GAME FACE  as they say, but I struggled all day to be up and around. I am having a hard time breathing, it feels like someone is sitting on my chest. I had pneumonia 2 months ago and I know this type of feeling isn't good. I am praying hard that I will feel better tomorrow. Some times I get discouraged when I seem to get sick so often. It seems like I can't even be around someone that is even a little bit sick without catching it. To say that I am discouraged is an understatement. I don't want to be sick when I talk tomorrow night. I don't want to have this sick man's voice to speak with either but...come what may, if I am suppose to talk and share my story with those women tomorrow night, then somehow I will be given the strength to do so. Please keep me in your prayers.

I am heading to bed. I will leave you with this quote that reminded me not to give up and try and remember the best is yet to be. Good night dear friends and  hear is a sweet photo of that beautiful little baby we were celebrating today.

“There are cycles of good and bad times, ups and downs, periods of joy and sadness, and times of plenty as well as scarcity. When our lives turn in an unanticipated and undesirable direction, sometimes we experience stress and anxiety. One of the challenges of this mortal experience is to not allow the stresses and strains of life to get the better of us—to endure the varied seasons of life while remaining positive, even optimistic. Perhaps when difficulties and challenges strike, we should have these hopeful words of Robert Browning etched in our minds: 'The best is yet to be' ("Rabbi Ben Ezra," in Charles W. Eliot, ed., The Harvard Classics, 50 vols. [1909–10], 42:1103).”  ~ L. Tom Perry

"A child fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty."

"From small beginnings come great things"


Amy said...

Hang in there Mom! You'll get through! You're definitely in my prayers and I KNOW that everything will go smoothly tonight if you're meant to speak! There are so many women who have been waiting to hear your message! Take care! I love ya!

Julie N. said...

Just read your blog this morning and I am so sorry that you are sick and away from home. You will be in my prayers today and I hope you can draw strength from all the friends and family that love you so much!