Wednesday, July 23, 2008

STILL ALIVE.....

I know that it's been several days since I last posted but I have been having to deal with something that came up out of the blue. It has been a very trying time for me and very bad timing but I hope that it will soon be coming to a favourable end. Only time will tell. One thing I will say is that I am amazed, blessed and honoured to have the friends that I do who have come to my aid when I most needed you. You never fully realise how much people care about you until you are down and out.

It has been such a roller coaster ride for me this year full of ups and downs and ups and downs. But as the saying goes, "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!!" I have been holding on to that recently and I know that everything happens for a reason regardless of how tough the situation might be. A long time mentor and friend of mine sent me these words the other day and they have never been more appropriate.

'To get something you never had, you have to do something
you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp,
He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to
receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence...
'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God
will not protect you.'

So true, right!!!!

Anyway, I'm doing OK now and am finally able to get back to my training and focusing on whats lies ahead for me in just a few short weeks. Can you believe it? The Olympics are only a little more than 2 weeks away!!! Time has just flown by but everything is coming together in my jumping just in the right time and I am looking forward to the big day.

I'll take a picture later and post it, just to let you all know, friends and family that I'm still smiling, still standing, still ready to do my best. Brooks, Dave and Tiff are all over in Europe doing a couple last meets in preparation. I am so looking forward to seeing them in a couple weeks.

4 comments:

Jewells said...

I continue to pray peace for you. Thank God for blessing you with great friends and family to help you through when not feeling your best. Sending many hugs your way.

Anonymous said...

...there is no advice that can be given "that you don't already know"; no sympathy or pity levied - that you have not already received; no tax of sacrifice outstanding that you did not remit; no platitudes: empty or fulfilling, that can inspire you more... However, what happens next WILL happen, of that be sure. And, it will not be due to happenstance or luck or the whims of authority, or even from the self-doubt and false-pride that everyone of us exhibits. What happens next; what cedes power to your side once and for all (forever) - taking you out of the passenger seat of Others Peoples Plans - is called choice. Choose now.

-from '92 to now...

Anonymous said...

You go Girl!!Keep your head up and keep pressing hard. I can't wait to see you three come home VICTORIOUS!God is Good...

Dana said...

Thank you for sharing Miss Jackie!! =) I'm glad to know you're still alive and smiling!!!