We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010


I just posted this on my FB page and it's something I truly believe:

I think we, as people, don't give ourselves enough credit. We are ALL stronger than we think we are. We have to endure and deal with things we never thought possible. I think each and every one of us can think of a time in our lives (past or present) that we thought prior to that situation that we couldn't get through that...... and we DID. However, I do believe God does give us more than we can handle, plenty of people have taken their lives because they couldn't handle it and that doesn't make them weak. So I say we all give ourselves a pat on the back and take CREDIT for what we are doing/done that we never thought possible. Sure, God can give us strength but unless we are capable of USING that strength, it's worthless. It's like someone trying to lose weight. They can have a private gym, a food coach, etc... but unless we do it OURSELVES it's worthless.


Jane said...

So true! I've often said my shoulders must look a lot broader from heaven than they feel here on earth. But you just have to keep plugging along...because so many depend on us to do so.

wy-not said...

Well said, Cameo. And Jane too. You are both wise women.