Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Tuesday's Tribute..It's Time To Give Back
I have wanted to share something really special that happened at Christmas time. As most of you know who follow my blog the holiday were a very hard time for me. I felt so many different emotions that some days it was all I could do to catch my breath,
One night or should I say early morning I wrote a post that I still have trouble going back to read.
Later that week I got the sweetest email from a fellow blogger name Shannon. I knew as soon as I read her email that she knew what I was feeling. Shannon was having to make some life changing decisions herself and was feeling some of the same raw emotions I was. She shared with me some of her fears about heart surgery that was going to happen after the holidays. It was such a blessing to be able to share these feelings with someone.
A few weeks later I had a package that from Shannon that I thought was my ornament that was part of a swap we were in. As soon as I lift up the package I knew there was something more because it weighed a lot. I have to admit I was excited to see what was in the package.
I opened the package to see this beautiful gold sign that said HOPE. It was perfect BUT it was broke. I know Shannon is saying..OMG you did not tell me that Amy. Well to be honest I kind of said to myself..This is a sign of how I am feeling. A little short on hope. Being diagnosed with cancer a few days before Christmas was just a blow to my hope my faith and cause some emotions I have never felt before. So I put the broken HOPE sign away and put a smile on my face and went back to watching the kids open their Christmas gifts.
A few weeks later. I started to come to terms with the battle ahead of me. I dug deep and found a little something in me that I had not know I had. While the fight was not pretty I think it was part of the steps I needed to take to embrace what I needed to take charge of my new life. One day I happen to come across the HOPE SIGN Shannon had sent me that was broke. I looked at it and thought about it for a while. That sign was a sign of hope to me..just like it said. Yes it had been broke. Yes I felt broke. But I would be put back together and I wanted my sign put back together. So I found someone that I knew could do it. I explained to them why it was important . I am thrilled to tell you my Hope sign is all in one piece . And most days my own personal Hope is all in one piece.
I will always keep my HOPE sign as a reminder that while HOPE may be broke with some work it can be put back together.
Thank You Shannon for being such a sweet friend. Thank you for being such a wonderful example of what faith can do in our lives. And thank you for sending me HOPE.
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