We all have those days when we think the World is out to get us... Nothing goes right. The kids are bad all day, your husband left you a mess to clean up, and you don't have enough money for that extra summer camp you want to put your child in. It seems like we (me included) are always looking at the greener grass our neighbors have. You know, "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." I always tell myself that quote when I start to want more or want better... I try to put a positive spin on the my life and try to remember to count my blessings.
Each of us has a purpose and greater reason for our existence and only God knows our great plan... For that reason, I count my blessings and know all that seems bad could be worse. I am thankful for my many blessings... You feel especially blessed when you hear about others who are suffering and if you are like me, you may wonder why you are so lucky to be blessed and you pray that tragedy does not strike you or the ones you love. I guess it is only human to feel this way. I suppose I am thinking about this because I am getting ready to take part in The Relay For Life of Peters Township
. I Relay for those friends and family who have struggled with Cancer or who have lost their battle to Cancer. I relay in the hopes that my small part will help the future of my friends or family who may someday be diagnosed with Cancer.
Yesterday as I was preparing for a Relay meeting and working on the Relay website, I took a break and read some of my favorite blogs. As I was reading the Mom Dot
blog, I came across this Manic Mother blog
. Looks like an awesome blog... This blogger was just hit with a tragedy we all (parents in general) pray we never have to face... Her son (just turned 2), was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
. I cried when I read the story of her recent tragedy
. As a mom, I pray daily that my children will remain safe and healthy. Sometimes I have to remind myself of how lucky I am to have two healthy children. Reading about Ezra reminded me how blessed I am at the moment and how I need to help those who aren't as fortunate as I am or those who are suffering and that is why I relay! Please hop over to Manic Mother and if you have a few dollars to spare use her donation bar to make a donation or hop over to the Relay for Life page and make a donation to American Cancer Society
... Most importantly, pray and hope for a cure!
Now go hug your kids!!!