Friday, May 18, 2012

Gypsy Mama- Perspective Change




On Friday's over at The Gypsy Mama, she encourages you to write for 5 minutes-free of editing, backtracking, and no over thinking. She gives the prompt and you write.  It's a lovely freeing writing exercise that I love to join in with when I get the chance.

This week's prompt: Perspective

Let's begin shall we?

Perspective- Boy was mine changed this morning all through a simple email from my husband. He was letting me know about an event taking place on Monday that he would be going to, to support a fellow co worker and friend. This friend lost his son to a boating accident around this time last year and his parents are donating a bench to be placed in their grandson's memory in front of his elementary school on Monday.  Trey wanted to go to show his support, and I love him for that.

I've been crying like a baby since receiving the email. Tears won't stop flowing. It gave me my perspective change, one that I probably needed. I've been praying and worrying so much about our own future, mainly financially because of dang house that won't sell.

In light of losing a child though, this house is pretty trivial. What our friends wouldn't give to have our worries and have their child back.  Nothing can compare to that kind of loss. It's heart breaking.  One day our house will sell-or not, but it's just a house, and so what if money gets tight God has always provided everything we need.

I'm looking at my own problems a little differently now.

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I may have went over by one or two minutes lost track of time there.  Can't wait to read what others are going to write!



12 comments :

  1. Hi Alecia, it is usually difficult times or tragedies that make us think about our own lives. I volunteered at a school for a day when my first son was very small. All the children at this school had a disability, bound to wheelchairs. I definitely looked at life a bit differently after that day. God bless!

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    1. I agree, it always takes a death or some kind of unexpected event for most of us to get that change in perspective. It can really put your priorities in order.

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  2. sometimes it takes things just as these to really open our eyes to the true blessings in our own lives! praying for the sale of your house. have a beautiful weekend, Alecia!

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    1. Thank you Kerri, I appreciate it.

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  3. Yes, I think one of the most terrible to lose a child.

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    1. i think so too, I can't think of anything that would be much worse.

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  4. Love this post...I so lose perspective and then when I get it back, the tears flow. Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

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  5. Amazing how God can speak to our hearts, hope that your house will sell quickly, thanks for stopping by...

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  6. My husband and I have been through some rough times over the last couple of years. We lost our home (forced to short sale to avoid foreclosure during long season of unemployment.) Even though that was so hard, it helped to change the way we look at what is truly important.

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    1. Thanks Barbie for sharing, I know even if we are forced to shortsale we'll be OK, it's just not something we want to do. But in the grand scheme of things it's not that important, I'm coming to realize that too

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