Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The little things in life

I wanted to share my thoughts on the little things in life. It is because of great friends, supportive family and sincere faith that we manage to stay afloat in this life. Our Heavenly Father is near and has the power to comfort and carry us when WE believe that we can do no more. The little things do go a long way...like when one of the nurses at the hospital walked by and saw me crying with Tyree. She stopped, asked if I needed anything and then said that she just couldn't pass up a person in need of a hug. I didn't know her. She wasn't even Tyree's nurse. She provided a little gift of compassion that carried me a long way. Tyree and I still exchanged tears but it was so beautiful and so peaceful to spend that time with her. I am eternally grateful for the little things that I truly take for granted. In this knowledge, I am able to see the miracles that Tyree is facilitating, coming together in love, friendship and service.

7 Comments:

At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Tyree. I am glad for the reports on your progress. I just hope that you get my messages of love, faith, and prayers in your behalf. The Visiting Teaching message this month is "Become an Instrument in the Hands of God by Caring for the Poor and Needy". Of course this includes the sick. As I read it, I thought of you; not to sound insenitive, but I just wanted you to know that I am greatful for the opportunities and blessings the Gospel gives us to serve others; and right now to serve you through hope, faith, fasting and prayers. Elder Erying stated: "Such work is an opportunity, not a burden. Every member has made a covenant to do works of kindness as the Savior would do." Sister Bonnie Parkin said, "It is you and me with our strengths...blessing the life of another." May you continue to improve and return to us soon. With Love, from Your Visiting Teacher.

 
At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Lisa Foushee said...

Hey Tyree,
I don't know if you remember me or not. I met you and your brother, Travis, playing volleyball one night when we were all singles. I'm Jenn Shurbet's friend, Lisa. I was so happy to hear that you had been moved to Barrows Hospital. I just knew you would get great treatment there. I know you are realy working hard to reach back and make some responses. You're doing such a great job. Opening your eyes and tracking a picture are really really great signs of your recovery. I hope your family relays this to you, as I know for a fact that the positive reassurance and attitudes can tremendously help. I have seen it happen. Keep fighting Ty. Your family needs you.

Erika,
I am so, so, happy that you got this blog up an running. I have checked everyday on the updates on Tyree and am so happy to read each and every little step. I wish I could be there to help in any way, but my prayers and constant thoughts will have to do. Keep up the great work. Tyree sounds like she is in the right place and is making progress. The road to recovery will still be long for her, but I know that with the help of such a dedicated and loving family such as yours, she will recover wonderfully. Please tell her that I am praying for her, and to hurry up and get well!! I send my Love and my prayers to your whole family.

Lisa Foushee(Boron)

 
At 5:08 PM, Anonymous John Perkins said...

Just a short note to let you know that your family is in our prayers.
(especially the grandmothers, there's something special about prayers from grandmothers)

With love and admiration..

The Perkins Family

 
At 8:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dearest Tyree and family.

I just heard of the news a few days ago. I am so deeply sorry and hope that all will be ok. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers and just wanted you to know that I love you guys so much. I'm here if anybody needs me, anytime.

With all of my love, Jency Johnson.

 
At 10:56 PM, Anonymous Jensen Family said...

Tyree,

I am so grateful for the opportunity we had to serve in YW together. You truly have the ability to love unconditionally. I learned so much from you just by watching you serve the YW in our ward so selflessly. Thank you for your tremendous example!

You and your family are certainly in our daily prayers. Eric made the comment the other night that you are just a beautiful person, inside and out. I couldn't agree more!

You have a whole army of prayers and love from Covington, GA fighting for you guys!

We love you,

Janet and Eric Jensen

 
At 6:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my prayers...as a survivor of PPCM, and a stroke, I just want to know that prayers do matter...and I am sending them your way.

God Bless

 
At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Tyree,
I just wanted to let you know you are in my prayers. You don't know me, but I am a PPCM and stroke survivor. Prayers are what helped me and I will be praying for you!

God Bless

 

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