Wednesday, October 12, 2011

how to live...

i've spent the past few days in the critical care unit of the hospital,
visiting my dad, who is on his FOURTH week in there.
I finally feel brave enough to say 
i think he is on the upswing.
actually, i think he is a walking, talking miracle!
really...a MIRACLE.
thank you for your prayers...
and if you don't mind, please keep praying.

because i've been around hospitals...
and very sick people, 
when i came across this, it really struck a chord with me.
i want to live this way...
and after you read it, maybe you will too.
it is by a lady named Marjorie Pay Hinckley.
please read it...i think you'll be glad you did.
“I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, 
wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, 
and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels
from taking kids to scout camp. 
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt
from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails 
from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks
and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.” 
what a wise lady!
God Bless...Suzanne


  1. praying for your Daddy and you too.

    I don't know when you did the blog facelift, but it's so unexpected. A change from the pink and white I've visited in the past. I love the aqua and orange, and the fall theme with the pumpkins.
    Lookin' good girl!

  2. I will say some prayers.
    The family I am currently a
    Nanny for is going through alot of the same. This has gone on for 3 years. He has been in and out of the hospital three times in a month.
    I hope things improve for you.

  3. Hi Suzanne,
    Oh, I know this has been a hard time for you and I am praying for your dad's recovery. And yes, this is so much wisdom from this woman--I agree!!

    Thank you so much for your sweet message in the midst of what you're going through yourself. It meant so much. Love, Cindy

  4. Hi Suzanne!Sorry to hear about your father,I will keep him in my prayers.

    Im a new follower,I love your blog.Cindy Adkins told me about it so I thought I would visit.I love ballet as well.My oldest daughter took it for many years and I did too..I cant wait to visit again.Blessings!

  5. Minha linda Bom dia! Encontrei você agora e fiquei muito feliz! Estarei orando por seu papai para que o Senhor esteja cuidando dele nesse momento. Eu também tenho meu papai doente ele já sofreu três AVC mas o Senhor, tem estado ao seu lado e ele tem superado os momentos de dor.
    Eu creio no poder da oração o Senhor é o mesmo. Quando oramos ele nos ouve. Estaremos orando por todos vocês.Querida tenha um fim de semana abençoado acompanhado de boas novas. Agora vou continuar visitando o seu cantinho.


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