Friday, February 18, 2011

Life and Love... My View...

Hi y'all...
I'm feeling a bit more chipper after my last whining session... Terri, who had to endure a THIRD surgery while she was in hospital, was finally able to come home from the hospital and is one hurting girl. But hopefully, this will be the last of it and maybe she can heal and try to live... wow... LIVE... what a concept! Me, I'm doing okay. I've run across some people who've helped me realize just how fortunate I am and how fragile life can be. I seen a couple of severely handicapped kids and it almost moved me to tears. I am usually one of the most cold and cynical people on the planet... But this really affected me. I would always say a quick prayer for folks like this, but I was really bothered because in my head I was thinking "Lord, why? What did they do to deserve this?" But the answer hit me almost immediately: "they didn't do anything to deserve this." No one ever said life was fair. And seeing these precious kids made me realize that I can pine about how unfair it is. Or I can be grateful for every day of life that I'm given. Either way, it's not going to change their predicament per se'... But maybe, just maybe... I'm the one learning the lesson here. They seemed to be happy and were well taken care of by some good-hearted (read: Angelic) people. And what popped into my head and my heart was the fact that I learned more about what genuine love is from five minutes in front of these kids than I ever could teach or show someone else.
Speaking of showing love, I got to spend three hours with my beloved gal pal in the middle of a mall food court in Cincinnati on Valentine's day weekend. We just sat there and talked and talked. I learn more and more about love from her than I could ever show her. She thinks I'm the greatest guy but truth be told, she is the greatest and God put that dear woman in my life to keep me from completely sinking when I was feeling low. She is such a loving, warm and caring creature. I gave her a few goodies for Valentine's day, including a card that was almost as big as she is... lol...

4 comments:

Indigo said...

I stopped asking why a long time ago. Had to, otherwise I would be a pretty bitter human being. What I've learned is to take the day in front of me and make the most of it. In the end it's all any of us can do.

Glad you got some time with the gal pal on Valentine's Day.

Terri remains in my prayers on the smoke. (hugs) Indigo

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad to see some positive progress for Terri. Keep looking for the positive, it is there for the taking.

FrankandMary said...

I would never doubt you'd find just the right thing for your love on Valentine's.
I continue to send out good vibes for both your sisters.

Lynne said...

Hi Mik, LTNS!

My sister has a daughter that is now in her late 20s and Down Syndrome. Then her eldest daughter got married and now has two children with autism.

I think your post is on point. Life is not fair and it is not what someone did or did not do ... my sister put it quite eloquently when someone asked her "Why" and she quietly turned to them and said "Why not?" She is my hero because those children feel loved and are secure because she does not see their imperfections, but the joy they bring into her life. Pretty much how God probably sees us...He loves us just the way we are, but enough not to allow us to stay there.

See ya Mik!