Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Beautiful Heartbreak"

This song was recommended by my cousin Nikki. I had never heard it before, but it so amazing! I suppose we all carry around invisible signs that are labeled with our personal trials, and we might be surprised if we could see what other people have been through. Even people who seem to have a perfect life are actually suffering just like the rest of us. It's something to think about.

The song seemed especially powerful to me yesterday when I listened to it because I was right in the middle of my biggest paper of the semester. This is the last week of class, and three papers came due all in the same week. I worked last week and over the weekend, but I still had keep working into this week. I finished one Monday and another last night. I still have to do another tonight and tomorrow. . . It's basically endless. And at the same time, I am fighting to keep my blood sugar down and I can't help feeling overloaded.

This song is a good reminder that trials bring perspective to our lives. I have learned compassion through my diabetes in so many ways. I understand what's it's like to be sick for a long period of time and what it's like to be judged unfairly by others. I also understand better now than ever that God loves me and watches over me. I don't think I would know all these things if I had never had trials. They can truly magnify you in ways you would never imagine.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad that you are doing great. I could call you right now because I haven't called you yet, but it would be about 10 or so where you live so I won't. As I read your blog and thought about inspiring songs I thought I would share one of my favorite inspiring songs that help me. The song is Test Drive from How To Train Your Dragon. Here is a link to listen to the song if you would like.
    Jeanne will be home in Utah from her mission on the 10th of this month. Well I hope you are well. Love, Ruth