Thursday, February 18, 2010
I've got to get these off my chest!
God has blessed me so abundantly that if I focus on the blessings only, the bumps in the road fade into nothingness. My blessings are my wonderful husband (for putting up w/ all my problems), my wonderful children (for being exactly what they are), my exceptional parents (for being the greatest parents & support group ever), my great in-laws (both sets - for their assistance when necessary/requested), my awesome friends (those I've actually met & those that are digitized), my overall good health (besides the cancer). God has given me a purpose... Its not as awesome as some people's purpose, but it is (in my mind) to be someone others can look to to see that faults and hardships don't negate strengths and prayerfulness. My purpose is not to be outstanding and a public figure, nor is it to be perceived as holy, or highly intelligent, or even highly blessed (though I feel that I am). Instead I feel that my purpose is to be extraordinary at the ordinary. In other words, I hope that when people see me they can see that even with my faults and hardships, it is possible to be cheerful, courageous, loving, pious, devoted, energetic, and down-to-earth. Sometimes I'm shocking at my openness online (I'm NEVER this long-winded or detailed in real life), but other times I make up for it by being philosophical and pondering on the abstract.
I think I should go to bed and count my blessings. Hopefully I'll wake up tomorrow morning pre-surgery feeling ok. Hopefully, I'll wake up post-surgery not too sore, not too shocked, and not to crazy. I pray for those who have to go through this conscious (ie Andrew & my dad waiting in the waiting area & my mom 900 miles away, etc). I know that everyone's prayers will sustain me. Thank you!