Thursday, April 29, 2010

An angel in the book of life wrote down your baby's birth, and whispered as she closed the book...too beautiful for this earth.  Kathryn Hope 10-12-09.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Someone changes your plans...

Wonderful words from baby Taytem's FB page:

When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip-to Italy. You buy a bunch of guidebooks and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David, The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It’s all very exciting.

After Months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, “Welcome to Holland.”

‘Holland?!?” You say. “What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I’m supposed to be in Italy. All my life I’ve dreamed of going to Italy.”

But there’s been a change in the flight plan. They’ve landed in Holland and there you must stay.

The important thing is that they haven’t taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It’s just a different place.

So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.

It’s just a different place. It’s slower-paced than Ital, less flashy than Italy. But after you’ve been there fro a while and you catch your breath, you look around…. And you begin to notice that Holland has windmills…and Holland has tulips.
Holland even has Rembrandts.

But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy. ..And they’re all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life you will say “Yes, that’s where I was supposed to go. That’s what I had planned.”

And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away…because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss.

But…if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn’t get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, very lovely things …about Holland.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Faith

Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch. - Ramona C. Carroll