Friday, September 28, 2012

Honest Thoughts

As I sit down to write my blog post for the day I think about all the things I could blog about. Like how I finally had a success with making French Macarons, how I made 80 cupcakes on Wednesday for our Cub Scout pack meeting or how I got my hair done today FINALLY. Or I could blog about how I am finally catching up on season 3 of The Vampire Diaries and how amazing it is or how it is Friday and I am so glad it is the weekend. While all of those are true and would be great topics for a blog post I just feel like writing what is on my heart. You know, the real true thoughts and feelings that make you feel vulnerable and question whether you should really write it down for anyone else to read. Before I change my mind I just have to write and click the "publish" button. Maybe someone can relate and needs to hear what I have to say or maybe I am just selfish and need to get my thoughts out there - somewhere - into cyber space to be read by someone.  So, If you decide to skip over this post I won't be offended.

We all face them in our life. I truly believe that we are here on this earth to learn and grow. Trials do that to us. They humble us when we need to be humbled. Some of us will face trials that are harder than others. I think that we are given certain trials to make us better people and to help those around us who may be going through similar situations. And even though I truly believe this I can't help but wonder "why"? Why do I have to struggle with infertility? Why do small children have to deal with cancer? Why does my big brother have to fight addiction?

I don't know the answer. But I do know that whatever the trial may be, you are not the only one.There are others out there who have been in your shoes, walked where you have walked and cried the same tears. And sometimes when you aren't sure how to get through it or how to help your loved one that you can always do two things: Love them, and pray for them. Pray often, pray hard, pray, pray, pray. Because I know that God has a plan for all of us and that He loves us, and He is listening to our prayers. He understands, He has suffered all affliction.

God gives us trials but he also blesses us. I am blessed beyond comprehension. I have an amazing husband & baby girl that are my world. I am blessed with amazing family, friends, a home, hubby with a secure job, and everything I need. 
Trials make us stronger. They shape and mold who we are.  They remind us of what is truly important and of our blessings in life. 
Here are some quotes that inspired me today:




  1. This was a beautiful post. I most definitely agree trials make us stronger but it is always so much harder to take that perspective as we are going through it. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. This is beautiful Whitney. I can definitely relate to much of what you wrote. I think everyone feels this way at some point in their lives. Life lessons or trials that have us wondering why...I've come to realize that maybe we don't need to have all the answers, maybe we just need to accept that God knows what is best for us and He has placed us on a certain path not to hurt us, but to help us grow and reach our truest potential.

    xo Tami

  3. You are a strong woman,You are a great example love ya


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