Tuesday, July 20, 2010

how precious

So my mom went to the doctor today for a physical. A simple physical. Her doctor did an EKG and was asking her some questions about her heart and such, quickly discovering the chest pains and extreme shortness of breath were definitely something to be worried about. So, the doctor recommended she go to the local heart hospital and get some tests done to find out whats going on. They end up putting her in the emergency room for several hours doing tests and have her hooked up to an IV and oxygen. Well after several good results from these tests, they decide its probably ok to go home for now but she needs to go back for more in-depth tests to find out whats going on...They come back in the room and decide, no, just kidding, we're keeping you at least over night because you're heart rate and shortness of breath are too bad. So they admitted her to the hospital, moved her to a room and got us all set up for a nice long night in the hospital...worrying, waiting, scared.

This just got me thinking...how precious life is and how much we take it forgranted. I mean, you can wake up one morning feeling perfectly fine, go off to the doctor for a perfectly normal physical, then end up in the hospital an hour later, wondering if you're going to end up having heart surgery or not. Its such a scary thought. Live every moment of life to the fullest and dont take anything forgranted. You never know how long you'll have that luxury. Take a deep breath, and smile. Thank God for that breath. Thank God for life. Stop and smell the roses. Watch a sunrise or a sunset and be still. Savor every moment of this precious life God gives us. He can easily take it away in a second.

Thankfully, nothing serious (that we know of so far) is going on with mom. But we do know of a hiatal hernia and gallstone. :( More tests in the morning and possibly a heart catherization. Prayers are greatly appreciated.

((r.i.p. daddy))

Monday, July 19, 2010


harsh words. anoymous insults. hurt feelings. "forwarded" texts and facebook messages. back stabbing. whispers. rumors. double crossing. lies. betrayal. talking behind others' backs.

frenemies. thats the name for people like this. they act like they're your best friend, but talk bad about you and spread rumors about you behind your back. these so-called "friends" take the jealousy they feel for you (or another friend, or boyfriend, or girlfriend, etc) and their own insecurities and use it as a way to hurt others. they think that makes them feel better.

we've all seen it. many of us have DONE it. i've seen this kind of thing happening to my friends a lot lately and its driving me nuts to see the drama is causes. and its sooo unneccesary. its as simple as this: dont ever ever say anything about someone behind their back that you wouldnt say to their face. if you have something else you WANT to say or something you THINK about them, keep it to yourself. its not necessary to talk about people behind their back, lie to their face, act like you're their friend and then hurt them. dont start drama, dont get involved in other people's drama, but instead, be a mediator between friends, tell the truth ALWAYS and dont intentionally hurt your "friends." be a TRUE friend.

avoid getting the title "frenemie." its not a good label to have.

"Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know that produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful." (2 Timothy 2:22)

brand new blog :)

well. here i am. starting a brand new blog.
as you know, my name is lindsay. i am about to start college and very excited. i'm going to palm beach atlantic university and majoring in nursing, minoring in dance. :)) honestly, i'm just glad to be out of high school. :P
i'm a dancer. i've been trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, musical theatre and hip hop. i looooove it :) i've danced in a lot of shows, professional and studen-led. i also do some choreography. oh, and i've been competing for manyy years. fun fun!
i love writing. which is why i'm starting a blog :) its a lot easier than my journal, but also a way to communicate all my crazy thoughts to the rest of the world.
i play guitar. i sing. i love photography and art of any kind. love fashion.
most importantly, i love God. He's my everything, my love, my life, my strength, my guidance, my protector, my Father. yay Jesus :D
i have an amazing mom, she's everything to me. my dad died in 2002 and i miss him everyday. my friends are my life. they mean the world to me.

thats about it for now :) i'll get to writing something more worthwhile now lol