Wednesday, May 18, 2011

in a network of love & grace

I have wanted to start a blog for quite some time and there is not time like the present, right? ...

The last 7 weeks have been some of the greatest & the most challenging weeks of my life.. I have realized a lot about myself and the person I am. One of the most important things I realized is that sometimes no matter how strong we think we are, in trying times we break down. I would consider myself a strong, independent person but when my cousin Anna got admitted into the hospital after her body had gone into "septic shock" I broke down. Seeing Anna laying in that hospital bed, so helpless and hurting, broke me down. Anna isn't just my baby cousin but she's one of my best friends! We have an incredible relationship & I love her more than she will ever know. Seeing her so sick absolutely broke my heart. 

The break down didn't happen right away, and it didn't even happen after a couple of days, it took several weeks, a couple of pounds, lots of late nights & long days until it happened. And OH BOY did it happen, there were lots of tears & heartache along the way but I was never alone.. I had the most amazing support system of friends, family & loved ones! These individuals made me realize that it's okay to break down, we're all human, but the great & wonderful thing is that each of us have those people that are always there to catch us when we fall and to pick us up when we are down. God has blessed me with the most incredible friends & family and surrounding myself with them brings the greatest joy to my life-- its the little things in life. God has also blessed our family by bringing Anna home, healthy & happy as ever. God is SO good! 

"Another deeply rooted source of our experience of God's presence comes through the most significant people in our lives; we know something of God's love in the love of our parents and grandparents; our friends and teachers; our siblings, spouses, and children; and sometimes through the grace of complete strangers." -Marjorie J. Thompson

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