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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Prayer

I think, more and more, that I should never have set out to BE an author. I should have lived life, searched for a husband, settled down, and at some point in the future, it would have happened somehow if it were meant to be. Trying to do things never turns out very well.

The Prayer of An Unknown Confederate Soldier

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked for health, that I might do greater things.
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.

I asked for riches, that I might be happy.
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.

I asked for power that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for—but got everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among all people, most richly blessed.

~ Author Unknown (duh) 


  1. Your number one fan!!!February 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Patience is a virtue that is rare in our family and even more rare in this world of instant gratification in which we live. Anyone who can write four books in less than a year should BE an author. There is no specific road map to follow in one's life, but to have a dream and the opportunity pursue it, is a fabulous thing. Follow your dreams baby, the rest of us wish we had one. But recognize that sometimes our dreams have to catch up to us, because we are out running them. Love you!

    1. Thank you, number one fan! You know what for.

  2. Well, since I never thought of you as a dirty diaper, spit-up on every shirt I own, kind of girl, I think you have made the perfect choice. If you change horses in the middle of the stream, you're likely to wish you had the one you swapped for. I know this is trite, but.....You don't really control your life, God does. If you are meant to "search" for a husband, you will. If you are meant to be published, you will be. Life is never, ever easy, but the opportunity to chase your dreams is one the greatest blessings you can have. Your cuz would have LOVED being able to chase a dream. :(

    1. Heehee! Horse snot on the shirt, maybe, but not so much the spit-up.

      All too true. I'm impatient about wanting to focus my efforts on what's "meant" to be, but I don't guess you can do that, can you? My cuz is still working on that dream! I guess that's the thing about dreams - they're liquid, and they shift, and you never really end up where you always thought you would at the beginning.

      Thanks :) I was having a cry-baby day yesterday!