Sunday, May 30, 2010

SUNDAY CELEBRATION AND FACING THE CHALLENGE OF LOSS !

Have you ever met anyone who hasn't suffered some sort of loss along the journey of life? Of course you have - everywhere! When this comes our way, what do we do about it?  How do we react?  How do we handle the disapointing loss. Obviously, some losses are large and some are small.  Like breaking a family antique vase compared to loosing a spouse or loved one.

Tomorrow is my 42nd anniversary.  Last Sunday I suddenly realized the diamond was missing from my wedding ring - plain old gone - history - sharp prongs sticking up empty -  nowhere to be found!  Then I couldn't get the band off so I had to have it cut off.  As I drove home my husband and I discussed all the losses we DON'T have!  We don't have cancer.  We don't have to sleep outside tonight. We aren't cold or hungry.  No one has died. This list went on a long time.

I decided to focus on all the good things I have - I am blessed beyond measure!  There is so much to be thankful for!  Iknow that I am truly blest!

Matthew 6:19 - 20a Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroys and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven....

12 comments:

september cottage said...

Sorry to hear.... but SO well put - one should always put things into perspective!!! And often something has to happen to do just that!!! Easy to forget! Still hope for you that your diamond will turn up - you never know!!!!!! Fingers crossed!!!

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday!

Kind regards from

Nicola

Naturegirl said...

Truly a wise passage that you post today!Yes when one has had cancer twice and suffered losses of family you really do have a value for life and the ever after and NOT things. Things can be replaced but NOT heart and souls.
Sending blessings to you today happy anniversary!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am so sorry you lost your diamond. Although not as important as our needs...it still means a lot to us.

Catherine said...

you are absolutely right , i agree with you , things can be replaced you learn that when you get older and wise. Best wishes Catherine

Rizzi said...

I CAN SAY WITH ALL MY HEART BERNIDEEN IT HAPPENED TO ME LAST SUMMER, JULY TO BE EXACT. I WAS SITTING ON THE SUNPORCH WITH MY SISTER AND HER TWO DAUGHTERS, THEY WERE VISITING ME, THEY LIVE IN BROOMFIELD. WHEN I WAS TALKING I TALK WITH MY HANDS, AND THERE MY HANDS ARE WAVING BACK AND FORTH, AND I LOOKED AND MY DIAMOND WAS GONE, THE RING WAS EMPTY. I FELT SO SAD AND UPSET, YOU SEE MY HUSBAND DIED DEC., 2007. WE WERE MARRIED 46 YEARS. I SEARCHED THE WHOLE PORCH, THEN MY NIECE SUE SAID " HEAR IT IS." IT WAS ON THE TABLE, IT MUST OF JUST HAPPEN TO FALL OUT WHILE I WAS SITTING. I COULDN'T GET MY RINGS OFF EITHER, BUT WITH A LOT OF BUTTER THEY CAME OFF. I PUT THEM AWAY FOR NOW, DON'T KNOW IF I WILL HAVE THEM REMADE OR WHAT. BUT, I FEEL FOR YOU. I HOPE YOU FIND YOUR DIAMOND. RIZZI

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such words of wisdom, it was meant for me to read this today. You have a nice site & I enjoy visiting it. Have a great weekend, Joanie in Georgia

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I'm sorry to hear you lost your diamond and then the ring. But I LOVE your attitude about the whole thing. Being married isn't about the ring, it's about the love and commitment and you have those. I'm in little danger of losing my ring because it doesn't fit!! And neither does my hubby's.
Patricia:o)

Debby said...

Sorry to hear you lost your diamond, but your post is just awesome and so true.
Debby

Johanna said...

Dear Bernideen, happy anniversary to you and your husband. So sorry that you lost your diamond. But as you said, sometimes we must loose some things to realize what treasures we still keep.
I had my wedding ring on my finger since 31 years and this year after a injury of my finger, the hospital nurse had a serious problem to get it off my finger. Now it will not get over my finger again, I have to bring it to the jeweller to enlarge the width.
I wish you and your husband a very nice day and lots of blessed years in the future.
Greetings, Johanna

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Hi Bernideen...so sorry to hear about your diamond...I hope it will show up one day in the most unexpected place...I like to think I am not attached to my things...but still somehow, my sentimental heart is...I think God understands that about us.

In the mean time...happy anniversary!!
Donna

Joyce said...

Very good scripture to point out this perspective. Loss does happen. But it's all about how we take it in...and these things...wood, hay and stubble...will all disappear.
A life is a soul and it goes on forever.
Thanks for keeping us in the right thought regarding these "things" that we are told are so valuable. Diamonds can be replaced.
Your 42 years together cannot be.

Beth said...

I am SO sorry you lost your diamond. I hope it turns up and if not, I hope it was insured. You have a good attitude toward loss; an attitude of gratitude. Bless you, Bernideen.