Friday, February 27, 2009

What has this world come to?

So I haven't posted in a while, but I found a comment on my blog that made me want to blog. Don't go looking for it, it's not there any more, sorry!
Someone I love dearly has been going through a trial (because I love and respect this person and respect those involved I'm not going to name names or be too specific). I feel Heavenly Father gives us things in our lives to learn and grow and sometimes they are hard to deal with and sometimes we don't understand why we had to go through them and sometimes it's because of choices we make in our lives that lead us to that experience (I'm not sure which of these brought on this learning experience). Anyway there were two parties involved in this situation and both got hurt, but I think because one or both of these people were close to the Lord and wanted to do what was best in their lives that things happened. None of us on the outside of the situation know the whole story, and I think at least for those in my family we are ok with that. I'm not even sure if the two people involved know the whole story, since they only know their side. There were two pretty plain options of what we could do...1)we could express our hate and anger for what has happened and the person who "did" it to our loved one or 2)we can move on. We choose to move on, there was no hate or anger involved, just mistakes that happened and both people would probably agree they could have made better choices. Someone left a comment that questioned the integrity of my loved one. With that said I've debated on making my blog private which I don't want to do, but I'm making so you can't leave anonymous comments anymore and I have one plea... If you don't have anything nice to say don't say it here, I don't want to hear it. There is good in all of us, and we all make mistakes. I hope we can all when faced with the decision of what to do, choose to move on and forgive and see the good in all and realize that only person who really knows the whole story and the person's heart is the Lord. We can't jump to the conclusions of how someone is, based on one story and what someone says in the midst of their hurt and pain. So lets feel the love and if you don't, then just don't come back here.


Kelsers said...

I heard what had happend and I wanted to see how you handled it. I know that if someone posted it about my baby brother i would not be able to handle it in such a tactful fashion. I think you are correct in saying that sometimes people act on emotion hastfully, but i also know that there was a lot of hurt involved in that situation, i have been there. If someone needs to lash out that way i feel so sorry for them, but i hope that it brings them closure and peace. I know that the choice made is hard, but sometimes the right thing to do is the hardest thing to do and sometimes emotion blinds us to the fact that it was the correct thing. I pray for both persons and know that no matter what they both will find happieness because they are both truly wonderful people, maybe just not together.

Phyllis Cooper said...

I am not sure what you are talking about but just want you to know how proud I am of you! You are a smart & confident woman and I think how much you would have made grandpa & grandma Bowler so happy and proud. It is human nature to strike out when we or someone we love has been hurt, you however show how to be dignified. Love you!

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