|HB Combs blog and dream
Today was the kick in the teeth reminder...yeah life gets tough, work can be frustrating, empty nesting and being single can be lonely. But there are always circumstances harder than the ones I personally have lived, and I don't have to look very far. I have a relative who has a story...and in all honesty, I know it may not be the worst story, but to me it's the reminder to not ever get caught up in feeling sorry for my self. Not only did my Aunt lose her son to a rare childhood illness, not to many years ago she lost her adult daughter to cancer. She out lived both of her children. A pain I can't even pretend to understand. I know from watching from the outside, it has made her sad. This past summer, she lost her husband, not the father of her children, but her true love. Today I got the call, she's in the final stages of her struggle with COPD. Part of me is relieved that she will no longer struggle with the sorrow and the pain of having out lived her entire immediate family excluding her sister, my mom. And part of me is glad that she will finally find peace that she has needed for so very long. Don't get me wrong, there are moments in all our lives, that for us, at that moment...it's just rough...we're just not sure how to find the new open door or window. Then it's time to dig deep, pull ourselves up and say...it's there. It will be fine...just keep plugging along. The right situation will come through. Everything in life is about timing. Timinig of everything matters. If you make choices at the wrong time you spend days, weeks, months even years getting it sorted back out. At the end of the game it's all about timing. Timing of the throw, timing of the catch, timing of the jump...all about the timing. All things happen as they should in good time.