Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A choice

     One of those days.  What was supposed to be a simple eye appointment in the morning, turned into an all day fiasco downtown at Primary Childrens Hospital ER.  Our savvy Evey pulled out her g-tube and button while I was driving and since she has magic healing powers her hole practically closed up.  Which meant we had to dilate her hole to replace her "gangsta" tube.  I'm extremely proud that she is finally getting the dexterity to start to hold her toys and pull her tube, but part of my wants to tell her to take it easy.  However, the fault really lies with me because I've been lazy bones with taping her tube down because she hasn't grabbed it until now.  So watch out, I'm about to get crazy on the tape job. Next time you'll see Evey she'll look like a medical mummy.  And then to top off our lovely day, I get harassed by a lady in a target parking lot accusing me of parking illegally in a handicapped parking spot, apparently she forgot to look at the license plate and thinks you can only have a placard for handicapped spots.  Not one to back down, I ever so kindly reminded her to make sure you check the license plates before you accuse people of illegal acts.  Icing on the cake.  Icing on the 3 cupcakes I ate tonight in honor of one of those days.  I've been thinking about a quote I found a while back that I love. We all have a choice on how we react to life, today I think I could have made a better choice and tomorrow I will remember that and definitely choose better. 
     Because of the conflicts and challenges we face in today’s world, I wish to suggest a single choice—a choice of peace and protection and a choice that is appropriate for all. That choice is faith. Be aware that faith is not a free gift given without thought, desire, or effort. It does not come as the dew falls from heaven. The Savior said, “Come unto me” (Matthew 11:28) and “Knock, and it shall be [given] you” (Matthew 7:7). These are action verbs—come, knock. They are choices. So I say, choose faith. Choose faith over doubt, choose faith over fear, choose faith over the unknown and the unseen, and choose faith over pessimism. - Richard C. Edgley

1 comment:

  1. She is looking amazing, and with so much hair! Baby Evey is a staple in Olivia's prayers, along with Baby Jesus. Thanks for the quote, I needed to hear that today. You have always been an inspiration to me to choose faith, and to choose faith not only mentally but through my actions and reactions to what life throws our way. We miss you guys, but look forward to being reunited this summer!