Wednesday, February 6, 2008

It's Working!

Thank you to our friends who signed my insanity petition either in type script, or in their hearts.  It's working!  I received an email today that the house has a potential family.  Keep us in mind until they sign on the dotted line.  

In the meantime thanks Mom.  You never are too old to need words of encouragement from a Mom.  Here is a great story she sent to me yesterday that you might want to share with your little ones.

A Discouraging Croak
group of frogs were hopping through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When
the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as
dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump out of the pit with all their might. The
other frogs kept yelling at them telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs
took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died. The other frog
continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the
pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs
asked, “Did you not hear us?” The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were
cheering for and encouraging him the entire time.

 

Remember, never underestimate how powerful a few words of kindness and encouragement can be.

4 comments:

Amy said...

thanks for sharing. this is such a sweet story. hope you are doing well.

Cheri said...

Yo mama is so cool. So R U!

Misty said...

I agree whole heartedly with Cheri!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Oh my goodness, this little tale is SO true. A friend called me today after hearing that I had been going through a tough time and I was so sure that her call was going to be a lovely show of support. When it turned out that she had called to give me marriage advice (not the problem I was having) I was hurt. I wish I would have been deaf, then I could have believed she had said what I needed to hear.

I am in awe of you for having the courage to change your mind, come what may.