This was so unexpected

 

Why do we encounter such tragedies and unhappy moments in this life?

There is always something going on and it’s not always good news. The lessons we learn on our journey can be  satisfying and others extremely painful. 

I was in the hospital recently visiting my dad, who has serious difficulties. Dad is 88 years of age and is not in good condition. It breaks my heart to see what he’s going through.

SIMPLY TRAGIC

This was so unexpected to his family….

Having said that, next to my father is a 25 year old young man who is suffering  with brain injuries from a motorcycle accident. He has no chance of surviving.

I can’t imagine what his family is experiencing. On one hand my dad has lived a long time by today’s standard. It saddens me that his life is hanging in the balance.😪

Then I look at this young man whose life is shortened in one quick moment. As a mom it breaks my heart to see his life ending so abruptly.

He has so much living ahead of him and the ups and downs of this life is sweeping it all away.

Only by the power of prayer and a miracle will he be able to walk out of that hospital. But his prognosis is serious.

Life is a battle at times and no matter how much we try, unfortunately we can’t escape from what may come our way.

The battle is real and we are at the forefront of it everyday not knowing when it will rare its ugly head. We must fight and never give up to the unpredictability of this life.

All we can do is try to live our best, be at our best and let God take care of the rest. Why? 

That’s because we are not in control of things that are unseen. We have no idea what the future holds for any of us. 

On a positive note, be thankful, praise God in spite of life’s mysteries. Trust God regardless of the circumstances.

Give God thanks and praise as you go through the storms of life and the ability to overcome the difficult times.

Thank him also for the special people he’s placed in  all of our lives and for the time we were given to share together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laughing Clown


A clown sits comfortably on my desk.
It’s a constant reminder to
Laugh, smile and jest.
Life can be daunting and take you through loops.
Have fun, play hooky,
Do something different..Oops!!
Take some time to relax your mind.
Smile daily, laugh often
It will ease life’s grind.
Don’t take life too seriously,
We all know daily experiences
can appear so mysteriously.
Joking is all part of the fun
Laughing  and playing
Especially when you’re always on the run.
Free time can relieve the stress
When you’re always thinking
And not living your best.
Laughing is contagious it changes your mood
Relax, be happy it’s for your own good.

Pat Fagan

 

Flow like a River

nathan-anderson-375926-unsplashI sat in a park by a river one day,

and looked at the skies and started 

to pray. I believe we’re not here to act the fool,

to live a life breaking too many rules.

But to flow as a river with it’s twists and turns

Rushing, upon many rocks, getting purified,

Each day we try to change and learn.

To live a life which continues to flow,

One step at a time, that’s how we all grow.

A river flows into a lake you see,

And people into a sea of humanity.

Pat Fagan

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever lost a New Post?


I can’t believe what happened to me today. It was my day off so I thought I would spend my day writing a new post.

For those of you who are writers and bloggers, you know how time consuming putting together a post can be. But when you love to write, it’s a labor of love.

I did all my research and spent several hours editing and making sure everything looked great.

Just as I completed my tags and categories, I went back to hit publish and it was gone..

Unfortunately I was left with a revision I did a couple of weeks ago. At first I tried to recover it myself.

I contacted support and they tried to help me find the missing post.

They tried to retrieve it but all they found was the old revision. I just wanted to cry.

Has this ever happened to anyone else?

I’ve been blogging for a couple of years and this is the first time anything like this has happened to me.

I felt my whole day was a waste of precious time…

If anyone can give me suggestions for future posts, I would appreciate it..

I never want to go through that again….

Perhaps others can learn from my experience.

Monday Morning Blues


Here we go again

Sunday was such a beautiful day especially this time of the year.

The sun was shining, birds was singing and it was such a warm and refreshing day.

I was extremely inspired to do something anything but sit home.

People are much nicer this time of the year.

After all it’s spring…

This season brings out the best in people and it shows.

There are many cars on the road causing slower traffic movements.

But who cares…it’s Sunday, time to go out and have some fun.

Wow, how time flys..

Pretty soon you’re prepping for the inevitable..

The Monday morning blues. It’s time to get back to work or school or anything in between.

I don’t know what it is about Monday’s that just makes my jaws drop.

You go from a Friday high to a Monday low.

The thought of resetting your life back to one of working for the next few days on a job that is mediocre at best makes my skin crawl.

Don’t worry I’m working on that aspect of my life…seriously all kidding aside…

You should to if you’re not happy where you are…

Know where you are going and have a plan.

Live your passion and maybe Mondays will inspire your dreams rather than crippling your thinking.

That’s the great motivator to improving the quality of your life.

By Tuesday you’re set in you’re groove and you’re great. Ready to put your pedal to the metal.

You’re already prepping for the next weekend…

Thank God it’s only a few hours before your day is finally over.

Here’s to Tuesday….

Missing Mom

I thought she would be around much longer. Sometimes life throws you an unexpected curve.

The initial shock leaves one in a state of disbelief as you continue to pick up the pieces of her life left behind.

Some of us have gone through this experience. You’re left with a hole in your life that a mothers love will no longer be able to fill.

Sometimes on my way to work I would reach for the phone to call her as we talked about any and everything.

Now she is no longer here…..

Almost one year ago, I lost my mom due to a ruptured aneurism. She was 87 years old and went home to meet the lord.

This first Mothers day without her is difficult and weighing very heavily on my mind.

We were mom and daughter but we were also best friends.

She was special strong and full of spirit. A prayer warrior, mom was always praying for our family and others who had their battles.

Her death took our family by surprise because the symptoms showed up unexpectedly. She died within a week.

There is a lesson to be learned as we go through our life experiences.

Never take your mom for granted. Thank her and let her know how much she’s loved and appreciated because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

This Mothers day I would like to honor all the mother’s who work hard to take care of their families.

For those whose lost their moms, remember the good memories you shared.

Mom I miss you and you will always be in my heart.

Hidden Scars

We wear a mask upon our face.

A heart filled with stories,

Life experiences that’s kept secret.

Hidden…Private

As we peer into a mirror

A face appears with eyes intent

On hiding behind a mask

Of imperfections of a body and soul

Damaged by life’s struggles.

Scarred…

Revealing an emptiness of silence

Shh…

Which keeps us from speaking

About our life’s secrets

Afraid of judgment and consequences

We are broken and held hostage.

Revealing a shadow of a person,

A human being with hidden scars.

Held in a prison of mindless thoughts

Of past mistakes and regrets

That paralyzes the mind

Remaining in that secret place

Of excess baggage….

Never wanting anyone to discover

The mask which conceals our real identity.

Secrets occupies a space in the corner

Of ones mind under lock and key

With a sign knock but do not enter.

Fragments whispered to a trustworthy soul.

Restrained, but never really

Revealing the full complexity

Of a life scarred by negative experiences.

Which boggled and transformed the mind.

Trapped in a world of misconceptions

Masquerading…..

Wearing different disguises, at different times

Stuck in the past of perceptions

A reality….more like a nightmare

Concealed, tucked away and hopefully  forgotten.