Today I Cried and then…

Don’t laugh.  It’s true.  I cried a tear or two.

A negative person who spoke those bleak words that branded my son.

I cried.

Carrying the thought of someone I love in pain and knowing they were to meet with their specialist today.

I cried.

Seeing folks openly smile at my littlest guy and be so inclusive of him at the Science centre today.

I cried.

And yes…

Seeing the Canucks lose.

I cried.

It was a brutal ride on the emotional roller coaster of life today.

But then it turned a corner.

My son will receive his first “boots” tomorrow.

And I smiled!

My kids are all tucked safely into their hotel beds.

And I smiled!

My husband squeezed my hand in empathy.

I smiled!

My loved one had good news from the specialist.

I smiled!

I recalled other hockey seasons.  There’s always next year!

I smiled!

And then I remembered that God’s grace is enough.

I beamed!

Sound trite?  Naw.  It’s just another day on the roller coaster of my llife.



  1. berzenji says:

    thinking of you today Shelley and your rollarcoaster. We’ll be lifting up Sam in prayer for tomorrows big day!

  2. I’ve been praying for Samuel, and I will continue to lift him up. Blessing to you and your family!

  3. So sad with you and the Canucks :-( on their loss last night!! Brayden and I were rooting for them! (Jeff and Easton were rooting for Boston … so it was a bit heated the last few weeks around here. Brayden even made a Stanley Cup–however he did not present it as he was too crushed to not get to keep it himself since the Canucks didn’t win. ACK!)
    What a bummer–but yes, there is always next season.

    Best of luck to Samuel tomorrow with his new boots! I hope that he is encouraged and strong (and that you are too!)

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