Hope For A New Day

I received this from SilentGrief.Com yesterday:

What am I going to do today?  Every day that is the most

difficult question that a person who is suffering loss faces.

Am I going to get up and get out of bed, OR am I going to

pull the covers up over my head and not face the day?

Grief is hard work.  It is painful.  It is lonely.  And, nobody

can do the hardest part of grief work for you – feel the pain.

Yet….we have help along the way.  Every one of us has

an extra source of help called “HOPE” that is laying dormant

inside the depths of the heart.  And, when we call on this

HOPE, we can be certain we will be given the strength we

need to face the day – hour by hour at first, but we will be

given the strength to get through each day!

Are you having trouble facing today?  Call on your source

of HOPE and wait for an answer.  Sometimes it comes in the

form of a butterfly lighting upon your windowsill.  Maybe

you will see hope in a fluffy white cloud that is in the sky.

Perhaps you’ll see hope spelled out in a rainbow that follows

a storm.  Or maybe your hope will come in the still whisper

of the gentle breeze blowing in your ear that reminds you

that you are never, ever alone.

hour by hour, minute by minute, hope by hope!”  –Clara Hinton

Take courage in today, and look for YOUR special HOPE!

It’s there, and it will not fail you.  Don’t worry about tomorrow

as that’s another day.  Just look for your HOPE for TODAY,

and be assured that you will get through!  –Clara Hinton

“Today I will deal only with today, and I know that I can do it”

I found comfort in these words. God knows, I’ve survived/thrived through the last 7 years because of hope and my addiction to it. Because I refuse to be beaten down but the curve balls life throws my way. I’m not going to lie, the last two weeks have been painful, overwhelmingly painful, at times I’ve felt like I would be overwhelmed by the sadness. At times I thought I’d be suffocated by the sadness. But I refuse to lie down, give up and be beaten by infertility. None of us know why bad things happen to good people, they just do. I’ve stopped asking why me, why my journey has to be so hard, why can’t I be on of those women who…. whatever, there’s no point in asking those questions because there are no answers to those questions. Only God knows why. And I know/trust/believe that He is preparing us for something great, I’ve always believed it, I’ve always known it. All that we can do is cling to our hope and our faith and do everything within our power while waiting on God for Him to unfold his plan.

That gives me hope! Knowing there is a plan, I just have to wait on it. I have to work for it, but its there, it will be revealed sooner or later! That gives me hope, not a butterfly, not a cloud or a rainbow, but that knowledge is what gives me hope.

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  • Reply Sian

    I have been thinking of you everyday Shaz. I haven’t experienced what you have, but I identify with the total darkness of a miscarriage. And I send love to you when I imagine what you must be feeling. Well done for having hope. It’s really tough and not easy at all. (((HUGS)))

    October 28, 2009 at 7:50 am
  • Reply Abs

    Such a great email! Heres another quote to inspire you to keep your courage and hope alive. Dale Carnegie: “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” xx

    October 28, 2009 at 8:10 am
  • Reply SCY

    You can do it my friend, cos even in the midst of your darkness you can acknowledge the kernal of hope in your heart.

    With you all the way.


    October 28, 2009 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Jenny

    Hey S, I think it is immensely significant that you want to be a mother. Now, don’t get me wrong – obviously you do! But the fact that you are willing to explore adoption means you want to be a mother – not just a mother to your biological child. Many people wouldn’t be able to face mothering anyone but their own biological child. I think it is a gift to be able to extend that maternal love to somebody not of your own genes. I still pray and hope that you will find happiness on whatever path you take – and I know you are happy (maybe just not right now and not in this sector of your life). But that happiness and peace and ability to reach out to others means a child will thrive in your love and care so for me, my hope for you lies in that ability you have to look at other means at becoming a mom. To walk away from motherhood entirely if you can’t have your own biological child – is a choice some have made but I am glad it’s not the choice you have made. And who knows? Perhaps you will still be legend one day… and yes that’s a platitude but I am holding on to it. Use it don’t use it 😉

    October 28, 2009 at 11:34 am
  • Reply monica lemoine

    These are really amazing – and yes, *hopeful* words. I like this pointing out that nobody can do the hardest part for ya: “the hurting.” So true. When it comes down to it, it’s you that has to deal with stuff. I remember realizing it at one point and thinking, WTF. I thought the world would go thru this with me.

    THanks for this beautiful post, Shaz – and I’m sorry that you’re going through tough, hard times right now. ((Hugs)).

    October 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Pamela

    Just saw your latest Tweet and had to come by to give you a virtual hug. So sorry, Shaz, that this whole experience is so damned hard…

    October 28, 2009 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Lea White

    What a beautiful post! Thinking of you as always!!!

    October 28, 2009 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Hey Sharon, I wanted to let you know I’ve been thinking of you and praying for you. I’ve had almost no internet access for 5 days so I’m just now catching up.

    October 29, 2009 at 12:04 am
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