August 2, 2016

Hope becomes Love

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” 

- Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist


Today I decided to do something different. I wanted to share a recipe with you. I wanted to share with you what I got rid of and how I created my summer drink. I stopped, deleted most of my drafts and focused on the NOW. Well, August started out well and the first day ended with lots of question marks. One of my lovely blog friends, a gal whose sass, awesomeness and love for her family and life is beyond explainable, was expecting her fourth child. She was stinking excited and ready to welcome her little one. Well, life sometimes draws a line and says not today...and for her, well, labor wasn't easy and delivery wasn't easy either. Her little girl, healthy and so cute, got delivered by an emergency c-section and there were some complications. She's now in a medically induced coma and although she's me, a coma does not sound stable. At the same time, another friend of mine gave birth to a baby boy. Her photos and smile and what not made me happy yet sad, knowing someone was off dreaming at the moment fighting an infection and fighting to wake up.

In the mean time there's a GoFundMe page for anyone who is willing to help her family out. Who knows how long her recovery is going to take, let alone the endless bills. She's got awesome children waiting for momma to be momma again, and a devoted loving husband who's taken extra shifts to provide for the family. Every dollar counts. It's not so much the amount one donates, it's the meaning behind that dollar. I thought I'd let people know here. Her blog is ongoing, as she has scheduled her posts but this she certainly did not see coming. No one ever does.

That being is precious, life is wonderful and also short. Last year I learned how quickly things can change. Today, again, I am reminded of this beautiful life and how fragile we all are. I am hopeful. Hope has always kept me going, and hope remains strong. And where there is hope, there is love! And love is even stronger than hope! So Coehlo was right when he wrote that when we love, everything around us becomes better as well. It does. 

Hope becomes Love!

Don't you ever forget and lose hope! Hope is essential to our happiness!!


1 comment :

The Flynnigans said...

Isn't this all crazy? I keep hoping to log on and see one of her witty posts, but now I'm just checking for updates and if she's woken. I'm so worried about her, I hope she pulls through this. They all need her and she needs them.



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