Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hope Floats

*Pictures taken by MOI. Yesterday.

I started to HATE the phrase, "Everything happens for a reason". Because when you venture out on your own, and then, lose everything, it seems like a slap in the face.

I mean, you are SUPPOSED to lose everything "for a reason"? Have your hopes and dreams dashed for a "reason" and then, like, be happy about it?
And then, be stuck away from family, friends and everyone else and dealing with the biggest struggle in your life?

Cause, that doesn't seem quite right. Especially for people who tried hard, gave much, and did their best to choose the right. It is not like we were perfect. But we tried.
But, then again, there is Job.

But, sometimes, when things are going the OTHER direction, the phrase, "Everything happens for a reason" is a lot more hopeful. Because maybe there was a reason my husband had a break in his master's program this month.
Maybe there is a reason he met someone's husband who is out of work.

Or maybe even a reason we didn't get that job promotion we wanted. I mean, could there be a good reason for that?
Here is to HOPE.


mamazita said...

Sad, I feel like you are the only one who understands what we are going through...even though we really don't know each others stories that well. Here is a *HUG*

Jeanelle said...

I love that feeling...that elusive feeling of hope. Great pictures too!

HeidiB said...

It's just sooo hard to keep having hope sometimes! However, when I do choose to look around there are many reasons still to have hope.
Keep looking--:) You are one of my reasons to hope!
love you!

Leah said...

Lindsey, you are a survivor. So many obstacles have been thrown your way, it just seems like too much at once. ...thank goodness we have Monday nights to look forward to! Oh yes, and hope and prayer and faith and our Savior who is the only that truly understands.

calibosmom said...

My husband and I have discussed that phrase a lot and we both think its rubbish. If "EVERYTHING" happened for a reason then what would be the point of free agency? Sure, some things probably happen for a reason but certainly not everything. Hope on the other hand, means everything! Beautiful pics! I hope everything works out.

Tammy said...

Great photos. I've seen a few hot air balloons floating around here. Where did you take these photos?

jessica said...

I agree with Liz. I don't think everything happens for a reason. Some things...yes, definitely yes. Other things...NO. I think in order to cope we have to find a reason for bad things when they happen. We have to make lemons out of lemonade. Now that's a phrase that makes sense to me.

I know things have been hard Lindz, yes I just called you Lindz, I think you are making some sweet batches of lemonade. Hang in there.

Jessica said...

You were getting me all excited about some awesome announcement at the end.

That's probably how you feel: "Where is the awesome announcement at the end?!"

There will be one. I'll be here waiting to share the joy of it with you!


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