Monday, March 9, 2015

And then life brings more learning. . .

I always feel we should feel blessed for all that we have. . . that no matter how difficult things are there are so many who have it worse.  And then this morning I came across this quote from Winston Churchill . . .

"If you are going through hell, keep going."  

That has given me strength and humor this morning.  Sometimes I don't have to feel blessed that Stan survived his heart surgery and recovery last fall, that Bob survived his carotid surgery in December, that Mom had lived a good long life to 93 before she passed in January, that Bob survived his shoulder surgery and is recovery so well.  Sometimes I just want to sit at the edge of the road and exhale.  The quote just seemed to fit - it felt like hell at the time - so I just have to keep going.

This weekend I also realized, with a smile, that it had felt like one of those old cartoons where the character was run over, flattened by a car like a pancake, and then able to get up all flattened out, go back into shape and take off again.

And a picture from the past of my creations just so there is a picture here.  My sister-in-law made this quilt from Kaffe Fassett prints with a traditional quilt pattern.  I did the quilting.  Sometimes I amaze myself that I used to be able to quilt like this.  I want to again.


2 comments:

Kim S said...

If you jus ever ant to talk..... you cn call me!

Iife can put us throgh hell and back, but we are survivers....

your quilting wil always be beautiful!

Carol said...

Thank you, Kim. I know it is part of the journey. With the good comes the not so good and life goes on. We are survivors!