creating questions

Sunday, my fellow blogger and friend Blue Sky published a post titled Does God Ever Give Up On Us?

I read her post and I responded with the following comment –

A beautiful post dear, one in which every word had my attention. I appreciate you sharing this today, as the struggles in my life today are creating questions in my mind about faith, god and all that is related. I appreciate you and your friendship and your honesty. Thank you again for sharing this today.

With Blue Sky’s words on my mind, I took a walk alone to reflect on my current life and my current struggle.

As a result, this video was created.

Please take time to read the post Does God Ever Give Up On Us? created and published by Blue Sky, I hope it touches you as it did me.

57 thoughts on “creating questions

  1. Oh Sweet Terry! You keep trying! Every single day – you keep trying! So many of us love you and would miss you if you didn’t keep trying! You have such a bigger purpose in life than you even realize. You mean so much to me and to so many I am sure. You are genuine and real and loving and good. You are loved. You are needed. You keep trying! and I will hug you so tight when you come visit, but for now, feel my virtual hug – tight enough to squish you! ❤ Love you Terry! You keep trying! ❤

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  2. Terry, my heart goes out to you in your struggle. I think back over the many struggles you have had in your life and no matter how difficult they were, you persevered. Probably at times when you didn’t want to, when you had enough. And now here you are again fighting to regain your health and strength. My blog post might have been an inspiration to you at a time when you needed it, and I am thankful for that. You, my friend, have done the same many times over and over again in the light you shine and your outlook even in the midst of your many struggles in life.

    As you struggle right now, I hope you can continue to gain strength from your friends here and Gary to make it through this very difficult and trying time. Right now we can believe for you, hope for you, trust for you, and feel with you.

    Sharing your journey with us is a sacred experience. You have been through so much. I can feel God’s heart (as mine does right now) saying, “Terry, I am right here with you. I believe in you. You can do this… you can!” God, Gary, and your friends here, we have your back!

    I do know that this is your journey, your walk, and right now it is a very lonely walk. But know that you are not alone!

    Thank you Terry, for your honesty and vulnerability.

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  3. Terry-it was hard to click the like button-no I do not like what is coming down on you both but I always will acknowledge your posts! They are important to all of us who care about your well-being. It is natural to have all these emotions at the same time! Your faith as all of ours comes from many resources and we must tap into them every day. I would like for you to come to my main web site go to archive June 2014 to a post and poem I wrote many years ago entitled and having to do with being “Alone”. May you find some peace after reading that! That’s all I can muster up today my dear friend as my heart and head know you will be FINE! Hugs always to you always Cheryl AKA Gatorette. xx

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  4. Terry. Dear, sweet Terry …. The struggles, The tormenting pain physical and emotional of the here and now reality for you is painful. Reaching out, speaking up, sharing as you have gives strength to so many, including selfish me. I want to radiate hope and strength back to you redoubled, magnified. I hope you can feel it because I know I am one of many channelling all the good they can muster straight to you.

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    • Osyth, the good you and others are channeling are received by me and bring strength from within me. I am very weak at times and the strength from others help me for certain. Thank you dear for your support, I am very fortunate to have people such as yourself in my life at this time. 🙂

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  5. I appreciate your honesty and being able to put it all “out there” for the rest of us. You’re working through your feelings of this hand that’s been dealt you now, and I’m happy that I can be here to support you as a friend with, at least, maybe some encouraging words. Thanks for sharing this, your thoughts and your feelings, which is not always an easy thing for us to do. Xoxo

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    • Paula, you are supporting me by just taking the time to read about my day and my struggles. And your comments are always encouraging, and trust me at times I need encouraging. I truly appreciate you very much. 🙂

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  6. Terry, God never gives up on us. Even when we’ve done all we can and this life is over he will be waiting with open arms for us. He allows us to move through life knowing that he loves us and will be there when we call upon him. You don’t have to be strong all the time. It’s okay. You can get mad! I had a pastor once tell me that “God can handle your anger. He’s God!” Sending you prayers of healing and peace!

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    • Thank you Tikeetha for the prayers and peace, I appreciate them very much. And the understanding of you and others bring calmness to me and my mind. Thank you for taking the time for me my friend. 🙂

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  7. I really admire your courage to be vulnerable and authentic on video. I don’t know why we are given extreme struggles either, but people who have the courage to wear their heart on their sleeve and be real like you do are an inspiration. I can’t take your pain away, but I can thank you for sharing it with us. You have touched my heart 💝❤

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    • Thank you Imani for your comment – I appreciate it very much. This blog is about my life, the good and bad and the support that I am receiving at this time is greatly appreciated. Many wonderful people such as yourself bring comfort during this difficult time. Thank you again! 🙂

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  8. Blue Sky is one of my favorites as well. We often discuss the whole “God dilemma.”
    I don’t think you have to “try to be strong” to be a good person. You are a good person. It shows.
    You get discouraged but it’s okay to be discouraged and question things. It’s okay to open yourself up and talk about your struggles. We’re here for and with you.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your heart. Pain makes you weary not only physically but mentally and emotionally. I wish we could all take away the pain and doubts for you but know you are being thought of with care and healing by many out here. Hoping you find your peace where ever it may be.

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  10. Your mood, fear, worry all make sense where pain is present. Recognize how strong you are, what you have overcome that has prepared you to handle all of this. Be proud of every strength you gained over a lifetime. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Hoping that it won’t be long before you look back and realize… you have come out ahead once again. I haven’t known you for long, Terry, but I recognize a survivor when I see one. Hugs to you. 💕

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    • Van, you are a very kind person, and I truly appreciate having met you here on WP. When I am down I do not see the strength in myself. You reminding me of the strength I have is reassuring. Thank you for taking time for me.

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  11. I’m sending you warm and tender hugs as you continue your journey. Terry, you are a survivor! It’s okay to feel the way you feel. If you didn’t, then I would be worried. You are a great person, you will find peace as you fight through the cancer and come out victorious. Hang in there….feel the feelings….feel the love and strength we are all sending you.

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  12. Terry, this is so beautiful. You have the biggest heart in the world. Being able to talk about things is such a good thing. People who keep things bottled up inside are the ones with the greatest worries and depression, and that eats away at your heart. But, not you, my friend! Sending love and best wishes your way. -Jennie-

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  13. I have no words to make things better. I know this is a very personal struggle and I know how lonely it can feel when pain gets the upper hand, and believe me I do know how it happens that you take it out on the one person who is doing all he can to help you. He is your safety valve. His shoulders are broad and he loves you. If the positions were reversed you would do the same for him. He knows this. I hope he has family and friends to support him too. I am thinking of you both. I wish there was more I could do. 😕

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    • Chris, I appreciate you very much; your words are comforting and I know Gary and I will get through this. He is strong for me and I will be strong for myself. And having friends such as yourself brings strength to both of us.

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  14. Being with all this inner turmoil and struggle is where you are on this roller coaster called cancer Terry. Don’t give up on yourself and the power that lies beyond what is not known. Sending love and light to support you on your journey. 💕

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  15. Oh Terry I know you are struggling, and I wish I could ease all the pain emotionally and physically that you are going through. You have gone through so much in your life, and it feels that, come on now, enough is enough… I question, why? Why you, you have gone through so much in life already. What is this purpose? Why do you have to deal with even more.
    I have a lot of ‘why’ questions which I personally do not understand, and I cannot fathom the answers. Maybe I will never know the answers, but it saddens me tremendously when innocent people have to suffer. Hugs my friend and I hope you have a good day. 🙂

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  16. Hi Terry. I am so sorry that you are going through such a battle. I haven’t had access to my computer but on Saturday I did light a candle and pray for you in the Catholic Cathedral in Salt Lake City. I’m not sure what I believe either and often think, ‘why me?’ “Why not” is always my answer. Maybe that’s why people believe in religion. Life is a struggle for many of us and having a tangible faith may make it a little easier. K x

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    • Thank you Kerry for the candle and prayer – I truly appreciate you and your support. Life is a struggle for all of us in many different ways and finding a way to make it easier I guess is just human nature. Thanks again, and I hope you had a very nice trip to SLC. 🙂

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  17. Oh my Florida friend…first lets start by embracing, holding you tight, letting you know that your not alone….Gary understands your pain, frustration and fear….I am sure he is asking the same questions as you are asking yourself, only keeping them to himself as he wouldn’t want to add to your heavy load your carrying….and really, there are no answers, you know that, it is hard for me to understand the why’s and what for’s of life…it just is – unfortunately….!!!!……I think of you daily, I wish away your pain, your heavy heart, and only send you light and love….soon my friend the pain will change to recovery and then life will resume, yes it will be different, but it will resume and you will be get trough all this…..you have Gary, family and all of us…let it out, talk about it, do not belittle yourself for it, it is healthy to talk about it, yell, scream, let us carry the load for you….that’s what friends are for….I absolutely loved the sun shining on your you in your video…keep smiling, cry when you need to, and I will keep twirling for you my friend…I am so sorry for the pain…..Kat

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  18. I have not known you long. I haven’t been able to get into many of your past posts yet. I do know however I have been very blessed by you so far. We all have our own struggles and we all have our own victories. I am thankful you are sharing all of yours. You are wearing your heart on your sleeve and because of that I’m being blessed. I will continue to pray for you and now I will be adding prayers for your pain. Hugs and prayers.

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    • Thank you very much – I certainly am fortunate to have found many wonderful friends here on WP that support me through my difficult time. I appreciate your prayers very much. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment – I hope you have a happy day. 🙂

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