Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This Life Is Not My Own...

"We seldom stop to think how many people's lives are entwined with
our own. It is a form of selfishness to imagine that every
individual can operate on his own or can pull our
of the general stream and not be missed.
~Ivy Baker Priest, former US Treasurer~
:) I was reading the newspaper today, and this "thought for the day" caught my eye. How true is this, I mean really.
There are so many people that make up my life. Here are just a few...
Clif~ What can I say? Apart from the Lord, you ARE my life. You have been my everything for five years now. I am so blessed that God sent you into my life. Weird how things worked out...despite the fact that we are so different. But I am SO grateful that they did!!
Lilly~ Little Girl, words cannot explain how much you have changed my life. You have taught me so much these past months. I love you.
Dad & Mom~ Enough said in just your names. You guys have put up with me for 22, going on 23 years. :) I am so not lucky, blessed to have you as my parents. I know that we've had our differences over the years... but y'all are the best. I love you both so much. Thank you for loving one another enough to stick it out all these years, and for not getting fed up with the boys before God gave you me. HAPPY 40TH ANNIVERSARY!
Shelia (MIL)~ You are such an important part of my life, even though I don't tell you like I should. Thank you for being such a giving person, always...even when there is nothing left to give. And thank you for giving me your son. :) Love you.
Clif III (FIL)~ Funny how someone that you've only seen in pictures can mean so much to someone. Even though we never met on this earth, you mean more to me than a lot of people. Because of you and the love you had for your wife, I have a husband. In my opinion, the best husband. Thank you for teaching him manners, strong values, and strong morals. In my book, you were an amazing man here on earth, and I can't wait to meet you someday on the other side.
Aleisha~ When I read that name, pretty much all I can do is smile. We've had mostly ups, and only one or two downs. I hated those down times. I am so very thankful that God put you in my life, and that He saw fit for us to make a mends in November. I love you and your family so much!! You mean the world to me...
Jonathan~ What more can a girl ask for in a friend?? We have had some great times together. I have missed you so much these past few years, but am so thankful that you're back in my life now. I love you...thanks for always being there for me.
Granny H.,Papa H., & Papa H. ~ A lot of H's huh? :) You all had a hand in making me who I am today. I miss each of you so much and cannot wait to one day be reunited with you all. :) I love you...
Granny H~ You too have had a hand in my life. I love you, and am so thankful that God has allowed me to still have a living grandma.
I know that there are like a million other people that could be on this list, these are just a few.
But that quote just really made me think today. I can't operate on my own, I need people. :)
Along those same lines, this life is not my own. I am alive and well because of my Savior, Jesus Christ. He knew me before I was conceived in my mother's womb. And He still knows me. This is not my life, but the life that He has allowed me to live. I am His. I can't imagine my life without my relationship with Him.
God is good...all the time.


Trennia said...

Yes,He is!
God is good,all the are correct!

croleyc69 said...

What a beautiful post and so very true.


That corgi :) said...

indeed God is good all the time :) amen to that.

what a great tribute you wrote about with the special people in your life; I hope they get to see it and know how deeply you love them and care about them :)


elena said...

I love this quote, thank you for sharing. I agree with you we all need each other to lean on from time to time. God did not put us on this earth by ourselves for a reason. Were not meant to do this on our own, were meant to do it together.

I am so glad that you have such great family and friends.

This is so random; we have a little in common as far as my Dad is named Cliff and my husband and his family carry surnames too (II III IV) I guess that may be common though :)

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