A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Family Matter

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” 
― Mother Teresa

When the doctor handles you that little bundle from Heaven...your life changes forever. You take care of that little package, watching as he develops into a little child... taking that first eagerly awaited step. Your child starts leaving home when he takes that first step.This little child doesn't belong to you...he is one of God's creations and only loaned to you to care for.You hope and pray that his life will be happy for him, and if there are problems he will be strong enough to face them. You do your best to help if asked...but that is all we can do as mothers. We may see things that need changing, but soon learn that we can only change ourselves not someone else.One of my kids was hurting this past week and the Mother in me started to take over. At first I was finding myself almost breathless, I knew this wasn't doing anyone any good. I had only felt this way once before. Joe had gone to run errands and I was home alone. I have a yoga DVD and at the very end is a part where you sit on a chair and just calm yourself..... concentrating on each part of your body...it worked. After that, I felt ready to face this problem. Things got better by week's end and now the crisis is over. There is hard work ahead and all I can do is show my support,listen, and pray. He is strong and will succeed.

It seems we all handle problems differently. The way I handled the situation was to shut the world out. I didn't talk to friends and stopped blogging for a few days. There were countless calls between family members and visits to be made. We took care of this as a family...and hopefully it's the right way to do it. It's a personal thing...and I want to respect my families privacy. I hope you understand. I do appreciate prayers...Thanks so much, Balisha


Barbee' said...

We understand. I am so, so sorry. Praying for healing.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I'm so sorry you and yours went thru a difficult time but I do understand how you handled it as thats exactly how I handle me personal issues.

My blog is for sharing but personal is personal and I'm well aware some folks think I dont share enough or even worse, that I am aloof..

the old saying applies here:

For those who understand, No explanation is necessary and for those who dont, none will suffice.

You handled it Your Way and that needs to be honored by all.

sending you good wishes and that thing improve greatly .

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Dear dear Balisha, I understand.
I am like you.
I write so uplifting but much is going on and I take so seriously.
With 4 children, 5 grandchildren and a step daughter and family out there and the one who I was with for 23 years is still a thorn that is difficult to bear - at times.
There I have shared the tip of the iceburg...
Do not share the tears that are shed or the ache in my heart with others.
Take care
and the prayer is one of my special ones...

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

Praying for your family.
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Balisha ~ Glad to see you back. I perfectly understand keeping things private.

Love, hugs and prayers to you,

Blondie's Journal said...

Some things are best kept close to the heart. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Hope all continues to improve.

debra @ homespun said...

Missed you / glad to see you back / the serenity prayer and muffins seem like the best way for any woman to handle whatever comes her way :)

HA come to think of it Balisha...sometimes prayer is needed before baking anyway....just to help the final product survive the cook! ( Here, anyway :)

marlu said...

We all missed your wonderful blogs and so glad you are back.

Prayers and hugs


Sissy said...

So good to see you back!
You owe nothing to anyone out here and I just want to see happy and healthy for you.
God Bless!

Balisha said...

To all of you...Thankyou all so much for the care that you have shown. You are all so wonderful.