Sunday, April 12, 2009

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"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway."
Mother Teresa


Absolutely love this from Mother Teresa.I was reminded again of it's beauty, when I came across it hanging in the hallway of the wonderful family who hosted Caitlin and Danny's shower.Seems like such a simple way to live our lives.The complicated part of course, is putting it to action.I know for myself,I fall short ... often.I suppose the important thing is that we continue to try and when we fail ... try again.I think I also will have this printed and hang it in our home.A reminder to myself and my children to pause ever so often,read and reread and adopt this philosophy into our daily lives until these words resonate in deed and action effortlessly.

My mind continues to be mush.Thus a plausible cause to my rather disjointed post tonight.Fatigue is my new best friend.Whatever sleep I do manage,is never enough and truly,the more sleep I get, the more I realize how much more I am really in need of.This weekend I spent a great deal of time missing being able to take off as a family.We have gotten really good at divide and conquer.Good but ... it's getting old.I am anxious for the time when we can all pile into the car and take off.We keep reminding ourselves that,that time is right around the corner.We have come so far.Zoey has taken us so far.Today we headed to to church ... minus Mark and Zoey.Church is one of the main places I miss us all being together.Today our reality was a bit more real.I grow tired of reality.I'd like a break from it and swap it from some good old fashion naivety.The day was still beautiful.Brunch was here.Kids running around like crazy.Boyfriends all in attendance.A candy crazed Easter bunny.Who could have asked for more?Well,I could have but I don't think I would have gotten it.The weather was gorgeous.The company was perfect and we continue to be so aware of how incredibly blessed we are.I basked in the beauty of having all my children together.Said good bye to some of them and revisited the idea of the family compound.I don't think they will go for it though.Enjoy the pictures.Wish there were more of a variety but it seemed that every time I went to take a picture or film,there was a major issue:no batteries,low charge,grumpy uncooperative little darlings.So a few will have to do.But one is just down right darling:Zoey and her buddy Jax.Jax and his family came for a visit on Thursday.They are here on vacation and we were thrilled they found time to stop by.It felt like we were old friends and can I tell you how cute Jax is.Zoey just loved him and literally could not keep her hands off him.Thank you Lacey and Ray for coming.We hope one day before long that you will be near by and our visits will be longer and more frequent.You family is beautiful ... inside and out.Then there is the one of Zoey,sitting on the counter,surrounded by Easter cards.Well,can I tell you that I cried as I read these.They came from a blog friend,Stephanie.Her daughter Sophia asked her teacher if the class could all write cards to Zoey.They did not merely write cards,they spoke from their amazing little hearts.I wish I could read you each and everyone of them.They worked so hard.Most are done with pastels and were painstakingly made,with much love.So to all the children in Sophia Kaczmarzyk's 4th grade class at St.Peter School and to Sophia for organizing this:Zoey sends her love and her great big kisses to each and everyone of you.To the Kaczmarzyk family:thank you for your package for Princess Zoey but most of all for your continued love,support and prayers.We love you right back.I think that is all I can muster.Zoey continues to do her thing.Getting right back into the flow of home.So loving the activity around her.We are breathing deeply,exhaling out slowly and taking in all of our moments at home.Trying to not focus on what is to come but rather what IS .... before us in the here and now.Sorry for the randomness .... sometimes all I can conjure up.Until next time .....

17 comments:

Kaylee114 said...

What a beautiful child with such a captivating smile! She looks so happy in all your photos!
May I ask where you get your lovely blankets and sheets? I love your taste! God bless your precious daughter, I will continue to pray for her healing.

stephanie said...

Heather, love the pictures! Sophia is thrilled to see her name in print! All the kids will be excited, Thanks.We are so glad Zoey is home. Enjoy this time, rest when you can and know we are constantly praying for you all. All our love. Stephanie and family

Michelle said...

Love the photos...so glad you got to meet Jax and the family and so glad you had a nice Easter! I know what you mean about 'divide and conquer' I took Jaden and Ky to church Sunday by myself while Kurt stayed home...it was 'my week' to go! What a sweet thing that was, all those cards to Miss Zoey. And I love that saying by MOther Teresa as well...I think I might get that printed for our wall too...what a wonderful way to live! Well my dear, another week ahead of you...one day at a time, with one step at a time. Breathe, sleep as much as you can, and call on me for anything! All my love...always!

Cheri said...

I love, love that quote.... I needed to read that today! :)

I am praying that everyone stays healthy in your home, and that the next few weeks before the FINAL (hooray) round approaches you will be able to rest, rejuvenate, and enjoy many special moments.

Alyson said...

The picture of Zeoy and Jax is super cute!! Awwwww

p.s. I am so happy to see that Zoey is out of the hospital and doing well....She is such a little ray of sunshine!! I love how happy she is!!

Blessings

Alyson

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post, beautiful pictures, beautiful princess, beautiful family. Thank you for sharing it all. With love and prayers, Christi Harman

Alisha said...

I love the pictures. Zoey looks like such a cuddlebug!

What a sweet class!

scrappy quilter said...

Zoey is the most darling little girl. Her smile...oh how sweet. The pictures are great. Thanks for sharing all of you. Hugs and continued prayers for your baby girl. God must smile everytime she smiles...precious!!

mommaof4wife2r said...

those pics make me smile!!! i love to see her at home...and that smile! that smile!!!

Anonymous said...

great quote Heather (and post also)

love the photos of Zoey with her little friend, with "big sister" Caitlin, and "snuggling" with her daddy. Nice photo Mark of you and your little munchkin.


Bluebelle

Anonymous said...

oops! meant to mention the wonderful photo of Zoey with all her Easter cards.. What a thoughtful thing for those children to do!




Bluebelle (again)

Anonymous said...

oops aain! Taylor and Zoey also. Did you get your hair cut Taylor? Cute!

Bluebelle

Inklings of Ellie and Plum said...

Your daughter is beautiful, you can see the light in her eyes. God bless you and I will keep her in my prayers.

Sophie's Story by Elaine said...

Wow...what an incredibly thoughtful thing for a 4th grader to do. Warms my heart to think of the love these children put in these cards.

Loren Stow said...

I just love the quote - thank you for sharing it!!
Much love to Zoey and I keep you all in my thoughts!

Melissa said...

I adore every single photo!! I just want you to know that I'm praying for your sweet Zoey on a daily basis & also for your strength!! I really love/admire you...it's no fun to be so tired, but God gives you all that you need. In time, you will be restored!!!
So glad that you got to meet Jax!!!
Hang in there...BLESS YOU!
XOXO

Anonymous said...

Heather, I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the offer you made on my family's blog. That is very kind of you. It is very hard being away from family and LA can be a pretty unfriendly place at times. Hopefully we can get in touch, my email is akmagik@yahoo.com. If you ever need anything also feel free to contact me. I'll definitely keep Zoey in my prayers!
Aniela:)