|Robin and Kari|
That thought helped me the day I was tearing up about not being actively engaged with my boys, like I had been last summer, and it helped again in the Tomo machine. I forgot about the itch as my mind rested on, THIS IS ONLY A MOMENT IN TIME.
I couldn’t help but think back on other situations throughout my life when I was quite sure that I would be in that place forever and I would never think or feel differently than I did at that very moment. As I grew and matured out of some of those situations, I did indeed think and feel quite differently than I had before and my actions changed along with my new perception. Those “forever” situations where indeed ONLY A MOMENT IN TIME!
As I go through the radiation phase in this cancer treatment, which smacks of going on forever! I have recognized that my emotions are raw and I often find myself on the verge of tears. This realization has struck me as odd as I am coming to the end of treatment, so I have thought and thought about why and I have realized that for all of the other aspects of treatment, I have had loved ones and friends there at every turn. They were a part of the process right along with me. Radiation is different! I drive myself there, I have the treatment and interface with the great staff (laughing and crying) and then I drive myself home.
I hope we can all ponder Christ’s perfect mission and recognize that he has already paid the price for the loneliness and pain that we are feeling; whatever that pain may be! We can give that burden to him, “his yoke is easy and burden light!” (Matt 11:28-30), thus leaving us open to fulfilling the mission that we were sent here to accomplish.
Satan would have us focus on the “forever” feeling of the pain and misery, and our Heavenly Father would have us focus eternally, knowing that our experiences in this life are truly ONLY A MOMENT IN TIME!
Love to you,
Mom’s Heart Moment: The boys and I joined Valerie and Denise’s boys at the Ogden Nature Park. We were learning about red-tailed hawks and other buteos. The instructor was very cute with the kids and encouraged them to be curious and to ask questions (Eli needed no prodding!). Eli had been SUPER curious for most of the presentation, when the instructor asked, “What makes a bird a bird?”
Without hesitation, Eli proudly announced, “Heavenly Father!” The instructor smiled back and said, “Yes, and feathers!” Giggles were heard around the room and my heart smiled.