Saturday, February 24, 2007

Food For Thought

My dear friend Mary came to visit today and brought me a great book full of thought provoking questions as well as some wonderful quotes. This was one of the first ones I read today and it really hit home.

If you think your life is hard, what are you comparing it to?


Mulier Fortis said...

Oh boy, I feel for you! My sister has just had her first baby, and she had lots of bleeding during pregnancy so there was the danger of miscarriage... she didn't have to endure that much bedrest though!

Good luck with staying sane, and keep blogging. I'll put up a post, if you don't mind, asking my friends to pray for you and Hershey!

God bless.

Nancy said...

Interesting question Ashley. I know for one thing all I have to do is compare what I'm doing to everything DH is doing and he has it much harder!

The other thing that humbles me to compare my situation to is reading stories about moms with babies in the NICU. It especially hits home b/c Juliana was in the hospital for nine weeks, so I know what they are going through. Being on bedrest is a gazillion times easier than that. I try to keep it in mind when bedrest is wearing on me.

Thanks for the thought-provoking posts!


Anonymous said...

never thought of it that way...definately nothing i have ever experienced when compared to some would ever qualify as a "hard life" for me. so what if i have to work full time, so what if we are not made of money, so what if my house is still under construction, so what if i can't walk into gymboree and buy a complete outfit at regular price or sale price for that matter, so what if i drive a minivan instead of a suburban, so what if we can't take lavish vacations and have never taken our kids to disney world and so what if my kids can't go to private school....God has still blessed me with 4 wonderful, athletic and beautiful children who all but the youngest have asked Jesus into their heart so i know where they are going when they leave this earth and they have amazing grandparents who are active in their life, we have a great church that we are involved in and good jobs where we are happy. i could go on when thinking about the blessings in my life so thanks for the thought of the day....

Jonathan Webb said...

Great food for thought.

Unknown said...

My mother's mother used to give her the old addage "I cried because I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet." and that was back during the depression.

I grew up with the phrases "it could be worse." and "everything is a gift, some of them are just less fun to open, like socks and underwear."