Thursday, July 3, 2008

Time To Be Careful...

I got this photo at the salvage facility. A rusted broken down caboose from an old train.
I loved it..
Time to be careful..
We never realize how fragile we are until something fells us. Until we lay wounded and broken in spirit, and we think beyond repair.
But in our weak and fragile state God is our strength..
Through losses that hurt so bad they should kill us. We survive to our dismay at times..But life is about surviving, About overcoming.
We learn to overcome or we go under.
We have to fight through our pain. I write this today to encourage myself as well as you who are reading it.
I wake up sometimes so sad and full of despair over losing John that it is hard to face the day.
I woke up that way today.. It has been 5 Months today that he has been gone.
It is so hard without him. It is hard because I still need him. I never will stop needing him. He was my best friend.
But we go on. If anyone out there is having a hard time be encouraged today that you can make it.
You will make it.
We all have our own private hells. But you will survive, and turn the sorrow you have into something beautiful.
Today's song, Broken by Lifehouse
1st video, 1st clip
with a broken heart that's still beating...


Jann said...

I love what you said about turning a sorrow into something beautiful, Nita. Each day, I pray for God to console and comfort you over your loss. Have a safe and fun 4th of July and know that so many people care about you! ~Jann

Mimi said...

you are getting stronger every day...
and I am continuing to pray that you will be contented with your life as it is ... because God knows what the outcome of your days will be...
prayers and hugs...

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Great photo, Nita. I'm praying that you and your family have a happy and safe 4th. May every day bring you more peace.

Sharon Ellery said...

I thought that you might enjoy the slideshow at my blog of a special place that I love to visit - very spiritual and beautiful.The kind of place where you can commune and brings you peace.


Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Nita, Your strength inspires me every day. Remember that. Happy and safe Holiday Weekend to you and yours sweetie

Jeanne said...

Great photo and what beautiful words to go along with it. Take care sweetie.

A bird in the hand said...

"We survive to our dismay sometimes" is so terribly true. But we choose whether to sink or swim. Every word you wrote is so true. Five months is at once no time at all and an eternity. xoxo

Donna said...

Sending Tons of love to you sweetie!!hughugs

Sally said...

Lots of love to you. All of your words so very, very true. ((HUGS))

MarmiteToasty said...

Fank you for this lovely post...... today I so needed it....


(I wandered over from MrP's Blob)


MarmiteToasty said...

ps...... I LOVE the little first aid hut and if I lived there I would buy it and make it good for me 3 chickens :)


The French Nest said...

Such inspiring words, Nita. You are such a strong and courageous woman and an inspiration!


Annette said...

I love what you wrote, but you know what? your John has got a terrific seat to watch the fire work's around the world, I always ask my dad.."So what does the fire work's look like at...(and I name some place in the world) and one day he and I will be able to watch them together, just like you and your John will, so go out and light some fire work's for your John to see. Have a fun filled night dear friend.
Love always, Hug's

The Artful Eye said...

Sending you hugs and lots of love.
Did you get my email?

Anonymous said...

You're right, each of us can make it! Lots of love!


Just Joni said...

love your words Nita...I can see God building you stronger day by day AND you are even reaching out to others to help have such a sweet spirit, I just know God has a plan of peace in store for you ~

sending you love ~

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a beautiful post. I'm sure I'm not the only one who really needed to read that today! Thank you so much.

Holidays are always so hard without our loved ones to share them with us.

Great big hugs to you!
Joanne said...

Oh Nita, that is a beautiful photo. Wow. You are in my Mimi said, He knows the outcome of your days. We can rest in that. I pray you wake up tomorrow without the crushing weight of loss. We grow in the valleys. Sending hugs.

I'd like to invite you and all of your readers to my new blog that Darcy designed at
Hope to see you,

Treasure Barn said...

Happy 4th of July my friend. I hope you heart is healing. I think of you often and pray for you every day.
Lots of love

Karen said...

I love your words, and the analogy of the old caboose.

Laurie said...

Dear Nita,

I am praying for the despair to lift and the Lord to fill your heart with joy. Your words here are so encouraging and beautiful when I realize they are coming from a very fragile heart that has been broken. You ARE a survivor my friend, and you are beautiful. Praying you through.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Karen said...

Your comment on my post is so true. God is always faithful. I've learned that as well. You're in my prayers.

Nonnie said...

nita....again....i feel your sorrow through your amazing writing and am grateful you are able to express it....and again, i know i can't feel what you are feeling....but i can pray you find comfort and peace....and continue to grow in are always in my prayers...
take care dear nita...
hugs and thoughts your way,

Brenda said...

You've been given a long row to hoe and yet you keep going on. I admire you!


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