Carrying the Weight of it All

Hope: Is in carrying the weight of it all
Hope: Is in carrying the weight of it all


Endure the Darkness
The load will lessen with time
Resilient Spirit



If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet.
~Neil Simon~


Literally and figuratively these words speak so much truth to me this week.
To say the least it has been a rather trying one for me to get through. My poor neck has been on the fritz for the past few days. Although when I feel like I have reached the edge I hear a whisper that tells me to keep on going. That this pain doesn't define my life. I have the power to overcome what I feel like is trying to take its grubby hold. I am confident that the buoyancy of my soul will prevail.

I chose this image because when I look at it, it makes me feel as though I, too, can carry the lofty load bestowed upon me. That when its time to bear the burden I am fully equipped to do so. However, I do get a lot of help from Cody. He is truly a godsend in my life. I really don't know what I would do without him (you). Thank you for sticking by me when I am not so sunny, I know it ain't easy :o)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that your loads are
particularly light in the coming days.


32 comments:

  1. you always find the most appropriate quotes to go along with your posts!

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  2. I wouldn't know how to cope with long term pain. I hope life gets easier for you and Cody soon.
    *hugs*

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  3. beautiful words and photograph. I hope things improve soon.

    warm thoughts to you.

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  4. Pain in the NECK... so sorry to hear it. When you used the word burden I thought of the scriptures "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and my load is light."

    The next thought was - "Dipped in chocolate". Still on the dessert kick.

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  5. I do hope your own load gets lightened. Chronic pain can get you down if you let it. But you have a great attitude and that helps a lot. Best wishes for improvement.

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  6. Hope you start feeling better soon. You too!

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  7. Ah, beautiful and thought provoking.
    Hope you are headed to lighter load days soon! Feel better!

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  8. *hugs* I hope your pain subsides soon.

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  9. That is a beautiful photo and your post is filled with strength.

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  10. I'm sure that if you ask Cody, he will say being with you IS his sunshine... be kind to yourself, chronic pain is a horrid thing to bear so your man's support is essential. I hope you get better... please get better!

    xoxo

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  11. i hope you're feeling much better soon and can enjoy a beautiful weekend. i hear it's going to be nice and sunny.
    cool image

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  12. So well written and fitting for your photo.
    Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope you will be feeling better in the near future.

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  13. Sending you a virtual aromatherapy massage, to sooth the muscles and calm the psyche. Relax and do something nice for yourself for a little bit this weekend.

    Tink *~*~*
    My Mobile Adventures *~*~* Presents: Six Mile Cypress Sky

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  14. What a terrific analogy you paint with that picture.
    I loved your words!

    I hope next week is better.

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  15. Excellent post - feel better soon!

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  16. So beautifully told! I like your positive attitude to life, it inspires me. Thank you!

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  17. I can relate to the pain issues, although mine are of a different type. The last couple of days have not been good ones for me as well, but I always know that the pain will pass in time. I'll be thinking of you.

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  18. What are those little things holding tiny snowbanks? Are they cones, or does that tree create cups of some sort? *Very special photo and words, WW.*
    You are very strong, very honest, and seem even very grateful about your pain and the ways you work through it. And that's very inspirational. xo

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  19. Jessica Just called by with this Email. http://www.blueridgeparkwayblog.com/appalachian-mtn-photo-competition/photography/2009-ampc-finalists-announced

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  20. be
    kind
    to
    you
    take
    more
    pics
    !!!!

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  21. Wishing you and your neck much happiness and a lighter load in the coming days...
    xo

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  22. such a true saying. I really hope you pain eases.

    I'm with Maryanne you should dip everything in chocolate - instant pain relief. Oh if only it was that easy you be 20 kilos heavier though :)

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  23. In times like this I recall to memory the Bible text that says: "I can do all thing sthrough Christ who strengthens me."

    YOu are right... you do have what it takes.

    Blessings,
    C

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  24. OOH! I just followed the link that Alan Pardoe provided in his comments. ......Congratulations! You won for Wonder Collides! I'm ecstatic for you, Jessica.

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  25. This photo os so wonderful!

    ((HUGS))

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  26. What in interesting subject to shoot...they look like little christmas deco on the tree :) I really like how little bits of snow are on the top.

    Sweet words to go with the photo.

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  27. Beautiful photo and I love the Neil Simon quote.

    "I am confident that the buoyancy of my soul will prevail." (I love that!)

    I hope you feel better soon!

    You with your pain inspire me without any pain. How does that work??

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  28. amazing image and poetry--it fits me now in my life. :) thanks for all your good wishes, too!

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  29. amazing image and poetry--it fits me now in my life. :) thanks for all your good wishes, too!

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  30. What a lovely photo...I wonder what kind of tree/bush that is?

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