Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ok.. One more post for the day.. I know.. I don't blog for DAYS and then bam 3 in one.. Well.. let's just say the saga of things breaking only continues.. now my original computer is in the shop. It went in last Tuesday.. I was PROMISED a 3 day wait... well.. I counted on my fingers.. one.. two.. three.. ummm WAIT.. we're up to eight here.... I scramble home from work today only to hear a message from one of the techs that my computer is so bad ( it's a year OLD) that they have to reformat it and that I would have to download anything that was on there again...

I was so upset.. I'm thinking "God you have handed me so much sadness and loss of all these material things in my life.. I'm truly AGGRAVATED with you!!".... Why was HE doing this to ME.. what have I done to deserve all this... So I go in and I'm GRUMPY to say the least.. My friendly computer tech ( they call themselves geeks) was not at the desk like always.. I ONLY like working with him.. so when another guy came out.. it even set me off more .. So I ask.. "Do I need to buy a new computer? Cause if I do I'm NOT buying it here.. because you told me to use Panda Anti-Virus and I STILL got one.. what gives?" The guy was calm.. and was talking me down from my anger.... I'm not even sure if it was anger.. or just sheer disappointment in what God has dealt me these past few months.....

We were there for quite sometime... and then the fella behind the counter told us why Chris ( their counter geek was not there)... This is when I felt like my world was SMALL and I had NO room to complain about my broken "materialistic stuff"... Chris' two year old son had passed away this morning. A parents worst fear. I asked God to forgive me in all the little tantrums I had today about how my day didn't "fall" into place... or how it hasn't in the past two months... Imagine how these parent's life just shattered... I felt ashamed. Life is a gift.. every day is a gift and our children are seriously on loan to us. What ever you do today.. remember to hug and kiss your littles... and keep doing so!!


On another note.. I have a PIF.. and one of my dear blogger friends that I just met has decided to jump in and play... Check out her blog.. it's new.. but really adorable... TYKE Momma If you head on over she might have room for you in HER PIF.


Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

--Dr Suess

I took some of my nephews portraits the other day... so I thought I would share a few.. he's 18 and going to graduate this year and head off to college.. I can't believe it.. My SIL asked all of us to write him a letter for his year book.. I added this portion of the Dr. Suess book and told him while he was in college that we would support him on Love and Ramen Noodles. I tell you.. life just blinks by....


Donna said...

I have realized that blogging has been wonderful in meeting lots of people all over the US and beyond, but it also means since you "know" so many more people you also hear many more yucky bad things like this little boy dying=( It breaks my hear no matter who it it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking my blog here!
You can just do it all girl, can't you...good cook, crafty, and fantastic photographer! The pix of your nephew are great, I especially like the one on the RR tracks.
I will be praying for Chris' family as they go through this horrible loss. I know the pain of losing a child, as I have had a baby daughter die, and it's an awfully lonely type of pain. It really does make us put things in perspective...just heartbreaking!

Wendy said...

that is so sad...How horrible for Chris and his family! Amazing how God helps us to put things in persprective.

Very beautiful pictures though!!

i_am_4given said...

OH, Terri!! That is so sad about Chris' little boy!!! I have had things like that happen to me (not to that extent), but I think the Lord lets me have my anger and lets me have my fit, and then humbles me so much, I can't get further down on my knees. Praying!!

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Ya know Terri, it absolutely horrible what happened to the baby boy. I wish comfort and peace for the family.

But, it's so hard when things seem to always be a struggle. And you have had so much go wrong lately. I hope things ease up for you very soon.


jayedee said...

lovie, i want you to know that i am praying for chris's family. the loss of a child is like nothing else and truly a terrible path to walk.

next, i just want you to know that i love you and will keep you close in my heart and prayers.

Tam said...

My heart was broken when I read that last part. I have 2 little boys and I can not even imagine. I read a magazine called Brain Child and the article this issue was about loosing a child and how it is a fear that we all live with and do not discuss. It was a great article that made me cry.
Imagining unimaginable loss!!!!!

Tam said...

I love the post about your nephew! The pics are great and I am a fan of Dr Seuss.

Anonymous said...

Ignoring the obvious risk that your electronics disease may be contagious , I'm going to comment anyway.

The story about the two-year old is just terrible. SO sad.

Thanks for ending on a brighter note - the pictures - very nice!

Hope things stop breaking around you.