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Life on Life's terms - or the lesson I learned from the 23rd Psalm


Wednesday, July 22, 2009



His feet hit the floor on a run.

He brightens my day like sunshine.

His birth-mom handed him a life born way too early, addicted to drugs, with little lungs on ventilator so long he now has slow down for asthma. He doesn't understand all these things.
He doesn't understand he's adopted. He doesn't understand because of these things he's not suppose to be able to do cartwheels. He just does them. He just runs for hugs and kisses from his Moms who love him.

He's playing life on his life's terms.

Today I woke to take pain pills, and waited for them to take hold, before I could even write this blog. That is my terms these days.

It hurts me not to be able to run with my boy, but I am blessed to be able to sit and read with my boy.

One day they may find what is causing all this pain or they may not.

On days I can we walk to the corner to the dollar store and buy a bottle of bubbles, chalk, or some other little treat that makes his day. He finds excitement. On days I can't we may just snuggle in my recliner and watch "Cars" again.

In the world's best selling book it says ",,, I shall not want,," I think it is is talking about learning to live life on life's terms. Not needing to do what we can't. Not needing the Big Mac when a peanut butter sandwich will feed us just as well.

I've learned to be happy with my walk to the corner, with my reading my boy a book, talking to my girls, parents, friends on the phone, being with my Hersband.

My second daughter had seizures which caused brain damage when she was a baby. She is 23 years old now and lives in a group home for mentally challenged adults. She called last night because I sent her a card. She was excited because she'd done all her laundry. She is excited to go to work shop, to go to a movie, to play wii or just hang out. Life on her the terms life has handed her. She touches more people with her attitude.

I don't know what else life has in store for me. I just know that life's terms for me is probably not a marathon, unless you count watching 5 Harry Potter movies in one weekend with my daughter so I could take her to see Harry Potter 6 Monday.

So if life is letting you run a marathon,,, WAY TO GO!!! If not be happy in what life is handing you. Find your life's terms and don't want.

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PLATINUM755 7/23/2009 2:53PM

    And we are blessed to have you with us!...Continue taking the steps forward that you can take...Stay strong, we're here for you! emoticon emoticon

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PSYNERGY 7/23/2009 9:37AM

    Jo, what a wonderful blog! I needed that reminder that "life's terms" are different for everybody, and I have always had what I truly needed. It's up to me to play the hand I've been dealt and be happy with it. Doesn't mean I can't change or strive for a "better life", but it does mean that there are some things beyond my control. Bless you for recognizing that.

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JOIZZZ 7/22/2009 2:42PM

    For those who wonder why I write blogs that don't contain more than just a reminder to take life easy and stop pushing for more. Well sometimes I need the reminder myself and if by writing I reminds you too, well that is even better. It is hard for me to be here sometimes and see how well some have done and know I can't so I have to remind myself I am blessed and writing helps. May you all have a wonderful day.
Namaste

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