Monday, March 7, 2011

Keep Moving Forward...

Never has the title of my blog meant more to me than it does today. Things have been piling up around here emotionally and I've been trying to avoid the breakdown that comes with doing that whilst pregnant by doing things for others. I've sneaked little love notes into my kids backpacks, I've shared small gifts with people, I've tried to make a phone call a day to someone I've been inspired to call through my morning meditation and prayer.  I count my blessings. I do. I count them so often it's almost like reciting lyrics to a song I've known for 20 years. My blessings are great. I'm truly fortunate to have what I have.  






I'm trying. I'm really trying. I have to keep repeating that to myself. I have been reading stories of friends of mine who have lost health in their life. I've sobbed over blogs by young mothers who are losing their children to cancer, sickness and accidents. 






Just look at those people in that picture with me.  They're my family. MY FAMILY. How awesome is that?  Now here's where the big "but" comes in. (not MY big butt, obviously, although it's always there, following me around and stuff)  Some days things come up in your life that takes that delicate dance you do to keep yourself afloat and dumps a big bucket of wet cement over it. Today was one of those days. I'd love to say I'm being dramatic, I'd love to say that there was a good way around this, but there's not. Today Mike and I had an experience that we can't discuss (to protect our sweet kids) that just blows all other "you've got to be kidding me!" situations in the past out of the water. There's no way to ignore this either and although I am positive our family will eventually come out on top of this situation, there's no way to avoid being thrown into the lion's den right now by some terribly dishonest and evil people. Good thing I like lions so much.




16 comments:

@emllewellyn said...

Can I take you to lunch sometime soon? I'm obsessed with you guys. Love you so hard so much.

Tara said...

it is hard to count blessings sometimes. you are amazing.
and my thoughts and prayers are with you, with whatever is happening. God will watch over you, and your family.
<>

ashleyO said...

Good thing I like that you like lions so much (from a distance, of course).

Dani said...

Happy thoughts and prayers....all for you and your family! :D

Burrows: places of retreat; shelter or refuge. said...

That's it. We need a girls night asap!

Stacey Eaton said...

I'm sorry Alli. :( Life can be so tough sometimes.

Leslie said...

Bless your heart! My prayers are with you and your family with whatever is going on! Love ya!

Alli Easley said...

Em - YES!!! And I do love that you're obsessed with us, probably like I'm obsessed with quoting crazy Charlie Sheen every 10 minutes.

Tara - Thanks for the prayers. We need 'em! Btw, I love your blog.

Ash - It must be a family thing. Lions are Teh Cute.

Dani - Happy Thoughts! If only I was as tiny and cute as Tinkerbell!

Jeanne-Marie - um yes please. Immediately.

Stacey - It's ok. Life's life. Let's just say I can't wait for 6 years when my youngest is 18.

Les - Thanks girlie! Love ya too!

Meri Dawn Thompson said...

Love you. Sorry things are difficult right now. This from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's talk at Stake Conference on Saturday night - He quoted Virgil and said "Endure and save yourself for days of happiness ahead." and from Robert Frost "The only way out is through." Hang in there. God knows your troubles.

Chris and Kim said...

I'm sorry to hear things are tough for you guys right now. If there is anything I can do for you let me know. Even if that includes a slushie :)(or if you want to be healthy, a chocolate instant breakfast, thats almost the same right?)

Tricia said...

{{{HUGS!!!}}}

Mike and Jackie said...

Alli, When I got your email I was like Wha Wha Wha What! So of course I headed over to your blog to stalk you. Here's thinking bout you! Seriously if you need to just take a break from life send Harper and Lola over and go enjoy an hour by yourself!

mrlyne@gmail.com said...

Sounds harsh, Alli... I'm not quite sure how you keep the constant stream of positive energy, but it's an inspirational thing to watch ( or read). Keep your chin up... you'll manage one way or another. :-)

Hilary said...

I don't know how you do it, but you always seem to come out on top! You will again :)!
Thinking about you!

jana said...

I'm so sorry things are so sad for you! I think a few years from now you may understand why you are having the trials in your life...and maybe then you'll understand why and hope that it taught you something worthwhile. If not, blast maybe it taught someone else. I will continue to pray for you and your family! ((hugs)) and <3

Amber said...

Last week Elder Holland came to our stake conference. One thing that stuck with me is this quote:
"The Lord likes broken things. Bring whatever is broken and put them all at his knees and He will fix them". Elder Jeffrey Holland.
I pray you'll have the strength and courage you need right now Alli. You'll come out of this a stronger person! Love and Hugs!