I am about to stand on my soapbox and say something you may or may not want to hear. I have read the Nie Nie Dialogues since my blogger birth and I have spent many tearful moments reading as her health has increased. I wanted to fully welcome Nie back to the blogging world. I am impressed with her strength and spirit. She reminds me much of one of my favorite sweet treats. At one point they changed the design on the wrapper. My heart sank and then I realized that the important part was not the wrapping, but instead that my delicious tidbit was the same chocolate and the same ooey gooey center that I adored. Nie is the almost the same. The wrapping may be different but inside she is the same with a touch more strength, a ton more love, a stitch more insight into who she really is and smidge closer to perfection. That is why we are here after all...right?
I would like you all to remember, though our trials will be dramatically different in some cases...and the same in others, when we reach a trial in our life, big or small, it is meant to teach us something. I find my trials go much smoother when I ask myself..."what can I learn from this?" I find my faith growing on daily basis and find my heart being drawn more to my Father in Heaven. Of course, we also need to remember to ask: "What can I teach others from my trial?" At times I teach my children with my words, but most times with my actions.
During the next trial, take a deep breath, ask yourself those questions and then plunge in head first. You'll find something amazing...it won't be a trial as much as a chance to learn and grow closer to our Heavenly Father.
All right...soap box is gone. I will stop my corner preaching...for the time being! Have a great day!!!