Monday, November 10, 2008

Perspective

I just spent about a 1/2 hour reading an old friend's blog about her sweet baby. I actually received a letter in the mail from Primary Children's Hospital about "Pennies by the Inch" and how all the money that is donated goes to wonderful things and helps so many. There was a letter included with a picture. As I read the letter and looked closer, I realized that I knew the beautiful mother. Her baby boy, who she waited 2 years to get, had been in the hospital for 3 months. The tears poured as I read this letter, and moreover when I read captions from her blog. I will often have little troubles throughout my day, that I think are such a big deal. I am so grateful that I have been humbled and that things have been put into perspective for me. So many blessings and comforts in my life go unnoticed each day. What a perfect time of year to recommit to focusing on all of those wonderful things each day.

3 comments:

mistieleigh said...

Hey Andrea- just ordered that cute photo album~ cant wait to get it. Might hold off and give it to Seneka for Christmas or her bday (like she knows anyway, right?!). anyway- thanks for remembering to tell me about it...i appreciate it! And Caroline is really such a doll!

corinne said...

I just wanted to say how much I love you guys!

Brandon and Brittany said...

Andrea,
I REALLY want to get together! I understand busy though...my life has been so crazy busy! When do you get off each day? Could we get together after 4? I work a few 8 hr shifts. Or i do have some Tuesdays available. Let me know what works for you!! OH and p.s. I stole your Fri Fab Five. Thanks! Ha!!