Monday, November 1, 2010

Getting a little bit stronger.

If I've learned one thing recently, it is that life is always changing.
Just because you believe one thing, doesn't mean everyone is going to be on your side.
Just because your life is going great, doesn't mean it is going the same for the next person.
Just because you have something planned for life, doesn't mean it's going to happen. Either right then, or even at all. People will enter your life. Some will stay a day, a week, a month or even years. People will change your life for better or for worse. People will teach you lessons whether you realize it at the moment, or even years down the line. Struggles will come into your life to test your faith in yourself,God and others. Struggles will either make you weak and pull you down or they will make you stronger. No matter the struggle, battle or twists and turns life throws you, you have the ability to take that event and learn from it and grow from it. I'm not the best person to come to when it comes to asking about an easy life. I've had my share of twists, turns and emotional rollarcoasters to make anyone queasy. If anything else I've learned in life, i've learned that "Life is a balance of holding on and letting go". Hold on to the good. The memories, people and lessons. Let go of the regret, hurt, grudges, bad memories and well... people. I know I use that little quote a lot, but it's one that holds true to so many things. There will be times when life hits you blindside and turns your world upsided down and you're left lying there feeling like nobody knows what you're going through, feeling like there's no way you can ever make it through the next hour or the next day or the next week or month.It doesn't happen over night, But you'll turn around and a months gone by and you realize you haven't cried and that you've grown because of the trial. And then later on in life, whether its for a friend, family member or even future children, you'll run into somebody who is going through, dare I say it... the same exact thing that you yourself have once gone through. And guess what? You'll be able to help them through the same thing. Your heart may never be the same, but tell yourself you'll be okay. Cause even on your weakest days, you'll get a little bit stronger.


Makenna Donaldson said...

I love it, girly, you have such faith, and this is so true. I love you! Hang in there, not only do we get stronger, but life gets happier than it was before :)

Nikki & Drew said...

yep, true story. its all exactly true! and I'm a huge believer that people are in your life as long as you need them to be. and once you've learned what you need to from them, they arent on the 'front burner' anymore. does that make sense? you know what i mean! I'm glad youve learned these lessons. oh, miss your face...and hands ;)