9.11.2013

Overcoming Pity Parties

Sometimes there are days when you get really sad because you feel like you're the only one that hasn't been blessed with children. Sometimes it's really overwhelming and feels like the elephant in the room wherever you go. On those days you have your own little pity party and things get real selfish real fast. 

But sometimes your husband will ask if you want to do some outdoor exploring and you say yes. You forget all your moping because look how beautiful it is. Also the image of your husband wearing your flowery patterned backpack makes you smile. The only important thing becomes finding the biggest rock to chuck over the edge of the cliff and watch crumble into a million pieces. And things are okay again, if only for a moment.

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful! This post is gorgeous, and your photos spectacular! You make me want to go to Colorado, if only to photograph it ;)

    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this! Life has challenges for us, but it's nice that once in a while we can stop feeling sorry for ourselves and enjoy life, and realize we are here!

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  3. sometimes there are days when you get really sad because you feel like you're the only one who hasn't been... blessed? graced? with a significant other. a boy. sometimes it's really overwhelming and you can feel the empty space follow you wherever you go. on those days you have your own little pity party and things get solemn real fast.

    but sometimes your best friend will contact you out of the blue, telling you they lifted you up, that tomorrow will be kinder, and leave you the little symbol of love that is only between the two of you. you forget all your moping because look how beautiful it is to have someone who thinks about you more than you think. the only important thing becomes writing them back, singing a chorus of "thank you thank you, thank yous" and being unable to gather the love you have for them at that moment. and things are okay again, if only for a moment. and despite the inevitability of hard days, you know they'll always be there, because romantically or not, you don't deserve to be alone.

    thank you. this is the first time i've written in awhile. struck my heart, truly. <3

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  4. Just remember that you needn't look farther than your husband to see the results of, and be reminded of those who have walked the same path -- or at least a very similar one. And while that doesn't ease any pain, know that you do not walk alone.

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  5. thank you for being so honest and real.

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  6. Thank you for just being real. I love that about you blog. Your goodness shines through your writing though. It's amazing how beautiful places can heal our hearts--even if it's just for a minute.

    eliesa @ eliesamiraye.blogspot.com

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  7. I can relate to this so so closely.. thanks for writing this - it gives me comfort as i head into another month of wondering.. xx

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  8. I hope your desire comes true for you very soon. I have been feeling the need to get out into nature recently too. It's amazing what creation can do to soothe you. Hang in there.

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  9. Wow. What breathtaking views. Never forget - you are blessed.

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  10. sometimes things don't go as planned. and it doesn't seem fair, and you have awful thoughts and all you want to do is to get rid of them.
    that's when you realize you've been trying to do things by yourself for too long. that's when you realize that you are shoving God away and trying to live this life by yourself, and that just wasn't meant to be.

    love these shots, they're absolutely beautiful!

    xo,
    rn
    www.rachelnicoleblog.com

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  11. Your words ring so true to me. I feel the same way about all my friends getting married but then I think, hey I have the most amazing partner who makes me smile, and then I feel warm and just for a moment I feel a little better :)

    Thank you for being so true.

    samanthaheather.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the monument when it's foggy. it' so magical. Great images. There's nothing like some beautiful nature to life the soul. If you ever need a hiking partner, I can show you some great, easy hikes around.

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  13. lovely photos.

    xoxo, Oleah
    travel-simply.blogspot.com

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  14. These photos and post is wonderful! And you'll be blessed! Adoption and Foster is also always an option and there are many, many, many kids who need loving families to take them in.

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  15. I have loved (and do love) reading your blog. Such gorgeous photos and heartfelt words. I only know a smidgen of that feeling you're feeling, but I do know grief and the struggle to overcome pity parties and it's hard. I wish you many full and happy days.

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  16. beautiful photos and beauiful post. i feel ya girl. waiting and waiting and waiting is tough. but for me its been so good to write about it, to talk about it and throw my feelings out there. i so appreciate when you (and others going through it too) share as well. we have a sisterhood here, and while i wish we were the sisterhoood-of-shopping or something equally awesome -- i am grateful for others who share what they are going through too.

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    1. This is so so sweet and so true. Thank you for your comment. :)

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  17. i love this post. your pictures are gorgeous

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  18. Wow, these photos are absolutely breath-taking. It truly looks like a magical day. :)

    Lyric
    lyricalbits.blogspot.com

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  19. Damn. These photos look absolutely ravishing! Wow :)

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