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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Never, Never, Never Give Up!

There is a reason why moving is listed in the Top 5 of stressful situations.
Blah, blah, blah, I’m moving. Whine. Moan. Grumble.
I’m not even going to bore you about everything that is going wrong.


Because smack dab in the middle of a crappy day I got an email from a friend who has been battling cancer for several years. She has been on chemo for several years.
I can’t even…

She wrote to tell me that despite her courageous fight two more tumors have been found.
Just like that my petty house moving woes meant absolutely nothing.


In trying to emotionally give her something I could only think of the famous Winston Churchill quote:

Never Give Up - Winston Churchill
…and because during times such as these that it is often laughter that gets one through a storm I sent her this:

Never Ever Give Up!
We all, at one time or another, will fight a battle or experience a situation that seems impossible. So, yep, Winston again. (I adore him and his can do-don’t quit attitude!)

Don't stop now if your scared dont show it you mite get out 'fore the devil even knows ur thereeeee
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have been knocked down. Not just to my knees, but FLAT OUT! I could only get back up on my knees and pray. Hard. Sometimes prayers were answered the way that I wanted them to be answered. Sometimes God had other plans and honestly there were times it made me mad! But then… a few days, a few weeks, months or even years passed by and I would have the “A HA” moment and I would be SO thankful He answered my prayers His way. And yes, there are a few areas that I am STILL waiting for an answer.

Sigh. I wish I had more patience. I’m not so good at the waiting part. But I do believe this.

My mom is faithful so she says this! At my darkest moments
So to everyone that is thinking about giving up…don’t

Success Quote | Never Give Up! Try Try Again! | From Amusing World on Google+ | #motivational #quote
Hang in there and pray without ceasing. Beauty and goodness awaits. He has promised.
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” ~ Romans 12:12

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9

“Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!” ~Psalm 31:24


linda t said...

Thank you Laura. Needed this more than you could ever know.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Sending prayers for your friend. So true how something can make our problems seem so small compared to others. Loved the picture of you and Marty of FB. Have a blessed Sunday

Rita C. said...

Beautiful sentiment and perspective, Laura. And in my own whiny way, as I am purging, I think of you and other bloggers who are trying to move entire residences. Battles like those of your friend trump our pettiness, and help us realign our perspective. I hope your day is relaxing.

Christine said...

Perspective and contentment.........
thank you!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Praying for you and for your courageous friend. I am so sorry. Keep that faith, it shall sustain you! God bless.

kristina Rettler said...

Two weeks ago I broke my arm badly. It's my right arm, and I'm a righty. I have had so much pain, and so many frustrations that it's good to get some perspective. It may take much longer than I'd like, but this will heal...and I'm so grateful that it will.

Gypsy Heart said...

Yes, it's all in our perspective! I know how difficult a move can least mine last year was not long distance. I had scheduled the movers and was still packing when Abby's accident happened. An incredibly wonderful group from Church finished the packing for me and did the move 5 days after Abby's service. They were so concerned about perhaps damaging something...I told them not to worry, it was all just "things". I've felt that way ever since. We may have some treasured items but in the scheme of things, there are much more important "life" events.

I will certainly pray for your friend ~ I'm so very sorry she's going through this. I think I mentioned that I volunteer with Chemo buddy advised me the other day that a new scan revealed more cancer cells. I wanted to cry but I knew that I must pray ~ God's healing touch is what she needs. Please know that I will add your friend to my prayer list for healing, strength and comfort.

P.S. Love the quotes you shared!

lnb said...

Ahh...good stuff!

Kelley said...

I heard somebody once say, "Going through hell? Don't stop! Go through hell to the other side!" Boy, that's the truth. Keep on and do NOT give up!

Amen, Laura!


Susan said...

Great post, Laura, and so true. It's hard to keep going when there is turmoil all around. But there is peace, too, in the eye of the storm. Never, never, never, never give up! Good advice. Susan

Cindy said...

Another great and wise reminder -- nothing like a little perspective to keep us all on track!! I wish the best for your friend and will continue to send positive thoughts your way.... Never, never, never should we give up!

Blondie's Journal said...

I hope your friend reads this...I think you are wonderful. Anyone going through this dreaded disease must know that it's a fight worth fighting.

Love to you and your precious friend. Sending many, many prayers.

Jane xxx

nonie everythingsewing said...

A beautiful and well said message. I so needed it today.


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It has happened to me before to be so focused on my own problems that they seemed big and suddenly something reminded me the hard way that they were nothing. I hope your friend will also find courage in your words.

Maureen Wyatt said...

This is a timely reminder to appreciate what we have, including good health!