Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sometimes I Feel So Little

Sometimes life seems to turn the throttle on to full tilt and someone removes the handbrake
That’s how life is right now
This little lady, our 2 week old niece,

was admitted into hospital on Friday and has meningitis
Please think of her often and pray for her, her Mum and Dad and all that love her

Dave has been away for the last 2 days, back tomorrow HOORAY, and life here has been busy
Took Lucy to the Dr yesterday and made appointments for Elizabeth and Jessica to see the Dr after school today
Jessica and Lucy are ok, just have to wait those things out, while Elizabeth is now on a long course of antibiotics, in hope that it clears some of the fluid off her ears as the poor kid is ever so slightly deaf
She had her hearing tested a few weeks back and it was down then so will finish this course of medicine, get her ears checked again and if the fluid has gone we will get her hearing retested and hope for the best

So as you can see life has pushed us into the express lane and no sign of letting up
Today I really felt the distance thing, the fact that Dave is so far away, that my Mum, sister and her girls are so far away and that my brother, sister in law and new baby are also so far away and there isn’t anything I can do to change any of that

But when things get me down I pull out my camera and try to capture some of the things that are good in life
And when I feel overwhelmed with the bigness of situations and feel start feeling small in comparison, I try to see the small things, the things that get missed, things that make me happy, seeing ordinary things in a different way
Like water falling onto the new lawn

Like the new raspberry buds forming to make delicious fruit in time for Christmas

and when I feel down, I spend time in the sun with a rabbit

 
I watch her take life by the hands and give it a good shake

and then I come to realise that life can stand still, just for a moment

and by capturing that moment, I don’t feel so small any more

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10 comments:

  1. I love the photo of the dandelion... really cool perspective!

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  2. Love the photos! and I know how you feel. I hope your niece gets well soon. :)

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  3. Thank you posting this...I too am facing some things that just scare me and Joe will be away and I too feel very small.....but you post has lifted me up!!! I will be sending prayers on a constant basis for your sweet niece!!!! Love the pics.....you are so good with your camera....the dandelion rocks!!!!! Thinking of you and sending you a smile!!!! :-)

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  4. Sharmaine just want you to know that we are praying for your little niece. I can also identify how you are feeling at the moment too. You head knows that God has everything under control, but sometimes the heart struggles with the pain and suffering that goes on around us. We have three very close friends here fighting cancer at the moment and it is not looking good. it really does get you down, but I love your attitude of looking for those simple things that bring joy and that is where I am trying to come from also at this time.

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  5. soooooooooooooooo love that u can take the *downs* and make them into beautiful *ups*....i will be praying for your niece and you and your beautiful 4 squirts! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  6. Very touching essay. I love the photos that went along with it. Thanks for the perspective.

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  7. Sending hugs your way Sharmaine. Will be praying for your niece and your girls!

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  8. hi sweet lady
    i will keep you and your family in prayer.
    i love your photos. you always put a smile on my face with your pictures.
    thank you.
    ~hugs to you, love
    Sandra

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  9. This is a great post! Thinking of you and your loved ones.

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  10. Sending lots of love & prayers to your little niece & her family ( and you , of course! )
    Hugs from The Blue Mountains!!
    xx

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