Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Life was challenging this week.

One moment, things were smoothly sailing along and the next moment, life tossed us another curveball.

This is not a unique consequence of living.  It happens to all of us.

I know that this is just LIFE in all of its glory: good, bad and ugly.

And as an adult, I am mostly equipped to handle the curve (ball)s, twists and bends.

Sometimes though, for a second or a bit longer, it breaks me. 

I become weak, humble and lost, while wondering a lot of 'whys'.  Especially when I didn't see it coming.  Really, that is when it makes me most vulnerable.

As a result, I am once again gathering up that surprisingly never-ending supply of strength, courage and fortitude and will face it all head on.  But this time I am not alone.  I am moving ahead with support from family and from friends.

It also reminds me to me think about my own future and the time that I have here in this world.  It has created a desire to reflect about how I want my own life to be and what type of legacy that I want to leave behind.

And maybe, if I try really hard, one day, I can be thought of with as much love, kindness and greatness as the ones that I am saying good-bye too.


But probably not. 

Some are truly the greatest in the world.  There will never be another like this.  For that, I feel blessed to just have shared a little bit of their life.

From Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, 1602:
In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.

And some are all three.


Scott K. Johnson said...

Thinking of you and your family as you work through this challenge.

You can do this.

Naturally Sweet Sisters said...

Thanks Scott. I wanted to write a little but honor the memory even more. It's been a long summer. 2013. One that we will not forget.