Good Morning my friends. I've been thinking again and that's kind of a dangerous thing. It's about us and how we have forged these wonderful friendships. I feel as close to some of you - as if you were my own family. I mean I really do care.
Have any of you read or seen the movie Shadowlands? It's
Meaning that as with everything in life - there is both joy and pain.You can't live and be happy and love if you can't accept the pain at the end when things change. People get sick. People die. It's a fact of life just as being born is. If you're not interested you might as well stay an island. Don't love. Don't live. Because if you do - you WILL get hurt.
Now not all of us, but some of us are in our 50, 60, and 70's. (Now I don't usually think this way, but it has been a rough week out there in blogland). A friend has lost her husband, a friend is recovering from breast cancer, a grandmother's grandson is gravely ill, a friend's sister needs a new heart, a friend's pup needed surgery, another friend is on steroids for pain, a mother had surgery, my daughter had a student needing surgery, a friend is going thru a horrible divorce, two friends have melanoma, tumors in the jaw, jobs, colleges, husbands anemia, cataract surgery, separation in a relationship, an 11 year old with gall bladder problems, flooding, collecting for a little girl that has cancer, depression and bi-polar issues, colon cancer, tests being run, Alzheimer in parents, husbands needing therapy,and many more. This is all from friends on the blog.
In our church 3 - 24 year olds are in stage 3 cancers. Being sick is not just for the old anymore.
You know what - I'm sad. I don't want my friends to hurt or their friends or family or pets or anything. I don't want young or old to suffer. I can't say that I understand it. I do not believe it is the will of God to directly hurt us. Yet He does let it happen. I know that we will be okay - and things will work out - even if death is what ultimately happens. I know suffering makes you stronger. I know without the suffering I went through during my life time I would not be who I am today. But it still hurts.
And all this to say - would I change one friend I have on here? NO WAY! We are in this friendship for the joy and for for the pain if that what comes. So while I do not always understand the whys of things, I am here. Just as I know many, many of you are. There are so many wonderful gals and men on blogs. It is such a blessed place to have.
Okay off my soap box - but we are a community, a circle, of friends. And that is the most positive - wonderful - beautiful - happy - awesome - fantastic - good thing ever. Right? I mean we really do care about one another and that is a huge blessing.
Now to finish with a fun thing as to not leave you crying - sorry.