Thursday, May 5, 2011

feeling humbled.

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i love sean so much. i want him to know that. i don't care if that is mushy gushy or cheesy. this post on this blog seriously brought tears to my eyes. this man just lost his wife and the baby she was pregnant with a few days ago and is now left to raise 3 kids on his own. he had just gotten accepted into medical school as well. he writes so beautifully about her.. what an amazing man. it really makes you think about how short life really is. the things that we take for granted can be taken from us in an instant. the silly little things that i stress and worry about? are just that. silly. and little. there are a lot more important things that i could be focusing on. and i need to remember that.

i am feeling very humbled right now. i just want to say that i am incredibly grateful today for all the things that i have. i love my friends, family and sean's family so much. and i love sean and moses. i honestly don't know what i would do without them. i feel silly about the things that i have taken for granted lately. maybe this story really just got to me.. because this couple sort of reminded me of sean and i. not everything about them.. but they were just relaxing at home.. watching michael scott's last episode on the office  (like sean and i always do to relax) when things suddenly changed forever. life can change in an instant. go on over and check out that post, but i am warning you, you will need some tissues!

on a lighter note? i am so happy it is almost friday.. a new office is on tonight. so is a new grey's anatomy. i am going to go and try out this new place for lunch with my mom, sister, and lee for lunch today! it looks delicious. this place used to be sean and i's favorite little mexican place. so we are a little sad that place is gone, but excited to try out this new place. the crepes look AMAZING. also? today was payday.. so that makes me happy too! we have a softball game tomorrow.. and a bunch of family stuff on saturday including family pictures... still trying to figure out what to wear for that.

hmmm. anyway... i am still on a happy high from watching The Voice lastnight. have you guys seen this show? it is seriously amazing. it is so positive, and happy and i get chills and smile the whole time while watching it. my face seriously hurt after from smiling. sean loves it too and we can't stop watching clips on line. here are some of our favorites...

vicci martinez

javier colon

elenowen

xenia  (pronounced senya.. she is 16)

and there are a bunch more but i really liked these ones a lot. i told sean after watching this show.. i just felt so uplifted and that i feel like i am regaining faith in humanity.. haha. i know that sounds cheesy. but it's nice to see some positivity out there.. with all that has been going on in this world. i highly recommend this show if you haven't seen it!

14 comments:

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow. I don't even know what to say. I remember a few years ago reading a blog by a man whose wife died after childbirth and he was left to raise the baby on his own. Reading it seriously made me SOB. So so sad.

samnhal said...

Oh my goodness! I had to stop reading that story because I'm at work and I didn't want to start balling at work. I made it to where he had the talk with his little 6 week early daughter. Gosh, this story is amazing and sad. I sure hope this isn't Hal and I in a few years when he starts going to med school. It's crazy where Heavenly Father's path takes us, but it's comforting to know that it's the path that he has meant for us to be on. I know what you mean about reading things like this and realizing how much you have taken forgranted.

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

i read that post and it broke my heart. it really makes you think about all the little things we complain about. it's nothing. his words were tender and so beautifully chosen - absolutely touching and so real. loved it. thanks for sharing.

sorry i've been so mia lately. though i've read every post you've written girl just commenting was out of my league lately. ;) horrible i know.
happy thursday and soon happy friday. yay for a new grey's. :) cannot wait. the office? have to catch up on that one so badly it's ridiculous. though worth it i know.

xoxo

Staci T said...

Lovely post Chloe'. I had such fun at lunch. I love you:)

michael. mindy. dane. said...

oh my. thanks so much for sharing that, chloe! i want to run home this second and hug and squeeze michael and dane. my heart is breaking for this family. i can't even imagine. it is so scary what can happen in an instant. i'm so glad i read this today. sometimes i think i get lazy about taking advantage of every second. i know i do! i am so glad i read this. gosh. i wish i could say something to this man and his cute little kids. it is just so awful. i can't even imagine! anyway, just glad you shared this.

Danielle & Clint said...

I haven't read the blog post you linked to yet. I am getting the sense of how heart breaking it is and I am at work so I am waiting to read it. Just the thought of it gathering from what everyone is saying is enough to make me tear up.

On a more happy note, I am really looking forward to the new Grey's tonight. I said on my facebook that I feel like I should be praying for Callie and her baby. HAHA! I may get a little too involved with my shows.

Thanks for the link to the new crepe place. I feel out of the loop with Utah County now that I live so north and work in SL. I love to hear about and try new places, so thanks for cluing me in! I can't wait to try it =)

The Lewicutt's est 2006 said...

oh my gosh. So heartbreaking. It's a good reality check. Puts all of my problems into perspective!

M. said...

so lovely.

your heart is beautiful.

xoxo

Danica from A Sight To Be Seen said...

Wow, what a touching story. I couldn't read it all either...for the balling factor as well. I already cried at work today from reading an article about an African girl being rapped a dozen times as men invade her home and try to kill her family. She then later becomes a christian and spreads the word and meets her attackers again and FORGIVES them. Ugh. I felt really humbled today as well. What a wonderful day...and to read this post put the cherry on top. :) God bless Chloe!

Danica from A Sight To Be Seen said...

Wow, what a touching story. I couldn't read it all either...for the balling factor as well. I already cried at work today from reading an article about an African girl being rapped a dozen times as men invade her home and try to kill her family. She then later becomes a christian and spreads the word and meets her attackers again and FORGIVES them. Ugh. I felt really humbled today as well. What a wonderful day...and to read this post put the cherry on top. :) God bless Chloe!

Elisa said...

my head still hurts from bawling while reading this earlier today. Puts things in perspective real quickly.

Annie Kennedy said...

Wow. Such a sad story. I am really lucky - my life is so easy. Things like that really do humble and help you see things from a different perspective. Thanks for sharing. :)

Rhianne said...

oh gosh, I got aas far as samnhal too as I didnt want to cry all over my desk. what an amazing man he is.

I'm so glad its friday too! have a great weekend.

katie.johnson said...

so, the crazy part is... one of my high school friends, and her husband started that restuarant! it's super weird to me, and they have been surprisingly successful! they are my age! and have a restaurant!

also... i'm struggling with what to wear for family pictures too!