I"ve been sitting here reading this thread over and over for nearly 15 minutes now. When I clicked on it, I was feeling VERY sorry for myself. Heck, I admit it. I still am. Trust me when I say that I know the people who lost everything due to Hurricane Katrina have far worse things to deal with than I do. But that does NOT lessen the pain inside of me right now. That doesn't make the problems and hurts I have any less real, or important. Each of us needs to stop and realize that while others DO and always WILL have it "worse than us" somewhere.....it IS still ok for us to have our own sorrows. It's human nature, and part of life.
I am the last person who will ever trivialize what is going on down South. I have family members none of us have heard from since before the hurricane hit. They lived in New Orleans. We have no idea at this point if they are safe or not. So please, NO ONE tell me I'm making light of that situation.
I am heartbroken over the devastation and loss due to this destructive force of nature. But I am also heartbroken and devastated over things in my own personal life right now.
Thank you God, for allowing me to be alive right now. And for the two beautiful, healthy daughters I have. Thank you for the roof over my head, and the food in my stomach.
How is it we can be thankful for our blessings, yet resentful of our hurts at the same time?