Monday, August 03, 2009

One Day at a Time

Thank you all for your kind and supportive comments to my last post. Sometimes, this is just really difficult. And I can tell you, it doesn't ever get easy. You learn to accept it, deal with it and even find those moments of happiness despite it, but it never gets easy and it never feels "right". But, you have your pity moments, your sad moments and a whole lot of pissed off moments and then you pick yourself up and you keep on keeping on. After all, if he can face each day with a positive attitude . . .

. . . I can at least try and do the same.

I read something today on another blog and it really hit home for me.

By Joni Eareckson Tada.....

After my first year in a wheelchair, I began to tire of the self-pity. I turned to my friend and I said "I can't face a life of paralysis with a happy attitude. It's just too big."

My friend wisely replied: "God doesn't ask that of you. He only asks you to take one day at a time."

One day at a time. I can do that.


Sarah said...

That's right Ann. I usually cycle through these feelings every few months as well. It can be very overwhelming. I hope you can get towards the end of your current cycle soon! Upward and Onward! Love and Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann,
Thanks again for blogging so honestly. Sometimes I feel things are made harder because it can be so difficult to say that some things still really hurt. I sometimes feel that people think you should have accepted everything but I still struggle at times with how things haven't worked out for Katie how I would have wanted. Just to read your posts helps so thank you! Hugs to you and of course the lovely Jack.
Love Bea xxxx

worthy said...

Just keep taking those baby steps for now Ann, you'll get through, as you always do, but I know, it's tough! ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I've missed so much lately. I am glad I checked in on you this morning. Glad Eric is back and glad the kids are off to school. I'm sure August 21 will be tough but good.

Jack is never far from my thoughts. I love his smile.

One day at a time is a great way to live life. Some days are harder than others, but each day is another opportunity to try again. I've been thinking about that lately, too.

My thoughts are also with you and your family as you deal with your mother's medical issues. It is not easy.

Take care of yourself.

Nikki & boys said...

I am so having one of these days today. One of those really down, why me, why does it have to be so damn hard kind of days. But then again...I have pms so that adds to it! LOL It will get better, it has to!

Melisande said...

I can't help but think of Jack as a perfect boy! He has the best mom in the world who never forgets that perfectness, if that makes sense! To see him any other way, you wouldn't be who you are, Ann!!