Jealousy and Gratitude


Jealousy can be ugly and I must confess that lately I have had a few jealous pangs. I’ve never been plagued with jealousy, which I am thankful for, but lately it has crept in and makes me envy people with more time. I want to be planning my life like everyone else and not my funeral. On the other hand gratitude fills me with so much strength and contentment that it quickly pushes jealousy out of the way. Every single day I get to feel so much love through your visits, your cards and your emails. I read your comments on my blog and wish I could personally call each of you to thank you. Each day my family and I are awed by all of you. Thank you. We love you.

15 thoughts on “Jealousy and Gratitude

  1. Rosemary and Mark I love reading and contemplate on your posts. I can only share that I am sorry for this dastardly disease that has claimed you. But what I see more is the valiant effort you fight it with and overcome its obstacles of communication. That your husband and family are such a support system. I know every person that reads your blogs and posts would take some of the burden to carry this huge, insurmountable yoke you are bearing if they could. All scratch their heads in pure anguish as to why you — one of the most gracious, generous, caring, loving persons I have ever had the pleasure to call friend have to go through such a journey along with their children, grandchildren and family. It is one of the most unfair things I have ever seen. That said, I know after praying with you all these years for our children and now realizing we are able to pray for us. That We so need it friend and it will be that glue between us that supports us from falling through the cracks that bear on this life process! Know I pray with and for you each and every day. At some point we will be together and I hope that brings some comfort to you at this moment, this time we are in.

    Live in the moment and just gaze upon the marvels of life you have brought forth yeah Chad, Kelly, Corey and Bryan we are talking about you. But, usually the grandchildren we look upon will knock all of you down a bit when we put them on the little pedestals we hold them on. God has blessed us with all this friend and I feel that wonder each time I pray with and for you.

    Praying for His Angels to surround you, guide, light,and guard you, heal you and have you feel His Love Good Friend.

  2. Rosemary,
    We have not seen you since ALS decided to come your way. We do follow your blog and have for a long time. Just wanted to touch base to let you know we love you, wish you and your family well, and pray for you.

    The Merwins

  3. I think it’s totally normal for you to have all these different feelings. I think God is looking down on you and thinking “I certainly created a incredible woman”. You sure are an inspiration to all the rest of us.

  4. I watch your blog and you reach out to so many people sharing your journey and your love. Sharing your life has truly touched my heart as well. God sure made a very special “you”.

  5. Rosemary, we are truly awed by you. Your strength, inspiration and outlook amaze us everyday. You have helped us change our outlook on life.!!! We love you a ton.
    Wes & Deb

  6. I am glad you are still human because most of the time I am thinking you and Mark are saints😄. When I am blessed enough to bend over to put lotion on my own legs I send you love because I am so grateful! We love you!

  7. I agree, it’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years
    As mentioned in the other response you truly are absolutely extraordinary!

  8. Rosemary, as a completely whole person, you were one of the kindest, most gracious people I had ever met; however, as someone battling a horrendous disease, you’re absolutely extraordinary! God bless you!

  9. “In the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years”
    Am sure you’ve heard this before, just thought of you when I saw it again today

Comment on this post.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s