Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Finding HOPE

Do you ever have a day when everything is going along good and then...WHAM...you find out something about somebody you love and they are not really doing well in their life and it causes you to scramble to try to find some hope somewhere...anywhere.....there has to be some hope...and I need to find it....

I have tried to deny it, to cause myself to be hopeful anyway..to look for the silver lining and all of the things we all do when we see someone we love suffering......frankly, lately my facebook page has been filled with people struggling.....cancer, parents deaths, older parents suffering, divorce, illness...and the list goes on and on...maybe it is our age bracket..or maybe it is a sign of the times..I don't know but it can take it's toll on hope.....because I really, really care about these people and what is happening to them and I am thankful for facebook and blogs...without them I would not know what is happening in a lot of people's lives.....I consider myself to be an optimist but after receiving news about my Daddy starting to really fail and becoming feeble and depressed..well, it made it really hard for me to hang onto hope anymore....I do not want any of these things to be happening to him...maybe It is just that I do not want him to be getting so old..he is 86 and has moved into assisted living a long way away from me.....so as I struggle with all of this, it was a HUGE thing when I found this among all of the old junk jewelry while cleaning out my sewing room.......


I got the message.....no matter what..hold onto HOPE...don't give up HOPE.......in a very unexpected place I found HOPE.....God is my ultimate hope and I need to hold on...tightly...



stretch....no matter how high.....do not let it go....keep HOPE alive..........

My all time favorite movie is Hope Floats......I have written about it here

“Beginnings are usually scary, endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.”


― Hope Floats

and we all need to stop and smell the roses so I will share some flowers from my yard....



Hope deferred makes the heart sick......
but desire fulfilled is a tree of life...

We have to keep hope alive in our hearts..
So that is what I am doing...watering the hope and hanging on for dear life...


thank you for stopping by today...HERE!!!  take some HOPE with you....
and I hope to see you again soon...

Mona

5 comments:

  1. The worry and concern over an aging parent is terrible. I have been there. You have a marvelous attitude. Faith is what matters and what will get you through no matter what happens my dear friend. Olive

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  2. Mona, so sorry about your dad. I do think that things for which we hope changes with our age. Hope can still be present - we just hope for different things or outcomes. I, too, love that movie - it certainly shows the range of emotions of which we are capable. Love this post!

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  3. There is a great message in this post.....
    My dad passed away 10 years ago and I still feel the pain of his declining health and passing. You just don't mess with Daddy! Oh how I miss him. Hang on my friend.

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  4. OK, lost my comment......

    If it duplicates, forgive me.

    You shared a great message with us today.

    I feel your pain about your dad. Mine passed away 10 years ago and the pain is still here.....I miss him so much.

    Hang in their my friend. Hope!

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  5. What a beautiful, beautiful post and it could not have been more timely. I had just exactly such a day you described in the first sentence yesterday.

    Thanks for the HOPE.

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