Monday, September 8, 2014

Have you?

Have you ever had something  happened to you that changed you in such a way that you now look at life through totally different eyes?
 I honestly think I have ~ 
When my husband was terribly burned.
After that terrible accident I changed.  
I now respect life more and I do stop everyday 
and smell the roses.
I am healthier both mind and body.
I don't like to talk about the accident or the recovery - but it never leaves my mind.  It is always tucked away in the corner as my reminder that 
"Life is a Gift" 
~ a gift that needs caring and love for all.



21 comments:

  1. It sounds like you and your husband had a major hurtle to get over, but your love got your guys through!

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  2. You both fought hard to overcome. I love your attitude.

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  3. I can only imagine how that would affect your outlook on life! It's so so precious isn't it?

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  4. Unfortunately, too many people experience these kinds of traumatic life-changing events. Glad you all made it through in one piece.

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    1. I agree Karen or they don't bring about a more positive attitude either

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  5. What a great attitude. You are so inspiring, and this is a important reminder to be grateful for everything we have.

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  6. This is such a beautiful poem! Sometimes tragic things help us to put life into perspective.

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  7. I have you ever had something happen to me that changed how I look at life. It was a positive experience though, It was the birth of my daughter. But I can totally see how a traumatic experience could change the way one would look at things as well.

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  8. If anything horrible like this can have a silver lining, it's that it makes us appreciate our lives and our loved ones more. Too often, we zoom through our days, just taking all the good things for granted.

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  9. Yes it is a gift given to us by the Almighty God. Makes us think twice about how we spend our time and what we do.

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  10. I am sorry about your husband's burns. Events like these are life changers.

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  11. Thanking God that your husband is okay!! Each day that God allows us to spend on this earth is gift. We should use it wisely and remember to show those around us how much we love them and how much they mean to us.

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  12. We just had to put my dad in a home for dementia. It changed me forever. I will never be the same. I feel your pain and your strength! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. My fiance passed away when I was 21 years old... that totally changed my life... but in the ways like you said; it makes me value every moment and now I am all about spending time and capturing moments on film... It was so devastating when I realized I had maybe three photos of he and I when we were together for almost five years... (

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  14. Thanks for sharing your heart. That made me hug my family a bit tighter tonight. God bless you and your family.

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  15. I love your positive attitude. That is the only way to make it through tough situations.

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  16. I think we all need to stop and smell the roses more.

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  17. Yes, when my dad fell in the garage and ultimately died from it, my life changed permanently. I've never looked at it the same since. I totally get ya.

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  18. I have had a few incidents in my life that change the way I think. Although, I though it was sad that it took these accidents to make me change. We are all human though, we live and we can only hope to learn along the way.

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  19. I hear you! Most people take their comfort and ease for granted until it is tested. Life is a great gift. I feel for you and hope your hubby is doing better.

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  20. Absolutely. Life is short, fragile, and beautiful. Every single moment. I try to remind myself of this every day. Blessings to you and your family.

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