Monday, May 3, 2010

Sadness today...

Today I am feeling overwhelmed with sadness. There are so many little things....and also a few bigger things. I am sad for the people of TN who were affected by the flooding yesterday and today. I can't look at the news anymore. I feel extremely lucky to be looking at dry streets outside my window. But I also feel guilty that only a few streets away...there are businesses and homes overrun with river water. I've heard rumors that the water levels were only going to get higher but I can't even begin to imagine how that will affect them. I am counting my blessings for now and praying for those in need.

On a much smaller scale, I am sad for the little old man parked in front of me at Walmart today. After unloading my groceries, I noticed the man was standing at the front of his truck with the hood up. He looked confused. I approached him and asked him if he needed a jump. He graciously accepted. After several tries we decided that it just wasn't going to happen. I asked him if he wanted to use my cell phone to call someone. He said thank you but that his brother was inside making a call. I wished that there was more I could do for him. But he told me I should go. I left the parking lot thinking about that little man and hoping that his truck would start. And it made me sad to think he would be stranded there.

And finally...I am sad that there are people that don't care about others feelings. The ones that say mean things to people without stopping to think about what really is going on in that persons life. The ones that do things to openly exclude others and then make lame excuses as to why they did it. Excuses that don't even make sense. I refuse to let myself be affected by those people. This is why I try my best to distance myself from those that care only about themselves. I will continue to live my life "happily". Because the only thing that really is important is that I have 2 wonderful boys that love me. And soon we will be taking a trip back to the happiest place on earth. I can't wait! The photo below is from our last trip to Disney world and we are excited to go again!!!


  1. Paige, you are so amazing! I fully agree with you on so many of your points that you made. Thank you for writing this because it reminds me of all the things to stay focused on and not to get distracted by thinking of myself all the time. You're awesome!

  2. Thankyou Laura! And I'm sorry I missed your Birthday Party. I had already told Katie we weren't going to make it. But when my session got cancelled because of the rain I didn't want to be an "EXTRA". Silly...I know. But Aidan can be a handful sometimes too..and I didn't want him to trash Katie's house :). I think he's done it before and it may have upset her.

  3. I love that picture!

    I hope that you are feeling better today. I love you, Paige! I hope you had a great time at the movie tonight.