Wednesday, March 23, 2011


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We learn from every experience, every little bit of pain. No matter how small and insignificant it seems in the big scheme of things. Even this 'guitar thing' is teaching my boy about life, the real world, the 'not so good' and having perspective in a world full of pain (we've had a lot of family discussion re Japan and the  local catastrophes in our lives of late). To learn, there must be pain in some way.... but you grow so much from it. I showed him all your beautiful comments from yesterday's post. He sat and shook his head in disbelief...... "they're wonderful people, Mum". Don't I know it. You're wonderful. You bring magic into our lives. Your blog love enriches my whole little family. Thank you. 

Grateful this morning.


  1. Wonderful quote. It's so painful for a parent to see her young one experience the pain of learning from experience. I hope the experience makes him wiser and stronger. It's what we hope for when they experience the hard knocks. He's a good young man and has a great heart. He'll be just fine.

  2. A Harvard scholar once said, If you never experience true darkness, you can never experience true joy.. Rachaelxx

  3. There must be opposition in all things. Pleasure and pain. The pain does teach us to have great appreciation doesn't it?

    Hope your lovely lad can get another guitar soon!


  4. It also reminds me of that classic simple quote, 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger'. I vivivdly reember mum saying this frequently when she ws teaching at a very difficult school.
    Still hoping that the guitar might materialise :)

  5. I sometimes think though this is simply a mechanism to help us cope with large pain and terrible circumstances. Sometimes things just happen, sometimes there doesn't have to be a lesson or a moral. But I don't believe things happen for a reason...that's just me though. Hope you have a beautiful day, xx.

  6. I watched a copy of Shadowlands about the life of C. S. Lewis and in the end of the film is this quote ...C. S. Lewis as the film concludes:

    "Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers any more. Only the life I have lived. Twice in that life I've been given the choice: as a boy and as a man. The boy chose safety, the man chooses suffering. The pain now is part of the happiness then. That's the deal."

  7. I agree; the blogworld is full of wonderful people. :-)

  8. I had goosebumps reading this post...conversations in your home is exactly the same as mine!! Yes, I too am hoping for this guitar to materialize somehow....

  9. thanks for your lovely blog, I love reading the stories about your lovely little family, I'm always sorry to read the sad posts, but thankfully there are always more happy posts which proves that although some people are not good, many are.

  10. You find all the good quotes. :)

    So true. Life's knocks make us the people we are today. It's all part of the learning process that continues throughout our lives.

  11. The ability to share our love,happiness,grief and sorrows across the world through this miraculous thing called the internet is priceless. I read your blog every day A-M because it lets me know none of us are alone. I gather strength from some of your blogs and I send strength back to you riding along the wind.
    It is hard when children have to experience real life lessons. But, I too believe it will make them stronger and more compassionate. And with the love of their family and friends they will grow to be wonderful loving adults.
    Your boys are amazing. And they give me hope for our futures.

  12. When I read this post I shed a tear, a beautiful bell bottomed tear...........for a beautiful quote, a beautiful boy with a beautiful heart, and a very valuable attitude to life's difficult but enriching lessons.

    c xx


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