Monday, January 26, 2009

New Favorite Quote

I found this quote as I was reading my blogs this morning waiting for the claims adjuster to call me back. I think it fits my situation perfectly.

“When a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born- and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible.”

- Anne Lamott, “Traveling Mercies: Some thoughts on faith.”

My dream of living in the country with S is trying to be born and all these struggles I have experienced in the last few days are only labor pains and just like when a woman gives birth, once I am there I will quickly forget about all the pain.

5 comments:

Lynilu said...

Nice way to look at it!

amy h said...

I'm glad you're finding some perspective on a tough situation. I like Anne Lamott. Her book "Operating Instructions" was so helpful when Elise was first born -- funny and true.

Oh, and hopefully you'll forget all this more easily that I forgot childbirth pain. (er, make that did NOT forget at all!). :)

Keep watching the soreness. If it lasts longer than a couple days, you need to get it in the claim!

Casey said...

What a great quote. I just may steal that from you because damn if if it's true, then something good should be trying to get born in my life right now. :)

Bobbie said...

Great attitude. Keep it up.

Monogram Queen said...

So apt!!!