Monday, April 4, 2011
Lately it seems I've run out of profound things to say. I've started countless blog posts that very quickly go nowhere. This lack of anything to say (besides, of course, GO PITT) is really starting to get to me, so here I am, trying again. In my life, I've seen relationships spanning the entire spectrum from great, to bad, to worse; I've seen friends come and go; I've seen illnesses last and fade; I've experienced my faith faltering with the negatives of all of those things. Why would such a loving God place those evils on me or the ones I care about? I know that's a struggle that a lot of people have, but it has really been hitting hard this week. Mom told me that He doesn't give us anything that we can't handle. So I suppose that stronger people with stronger communities are better equipped to deal with Life and all of it's bullshit than those without love and support and strength in their lives. (here I go talking about community again. typical.) The last two weeks, especially, have made me thankful for my community - especially Mom and Colin. I've been dealing with a lot of health issues, on top of the normal academic and social stresses of being a teenage girl, and those two have done everything they could to make me feel like everything will be okay. Even the little things, like Colin stopping at rite-aid for me, Mom calling to make appointments for me the one day I'll be home, and even Ray reposting one of my favorite pics of myself for a photo contest, have been making such a difference to me. I've heard from a few different people I don't normally talk to, and have been strengthening my relationships with those I do. No matter how negative I may have been about having these issues at first, I know that every person in my life is there for a reason, and they are all doing a great job of helping me get through life, one step at a time.
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