Monday, May 10, 2010

Reason, Season or Lifetime

Reason, Season, or Lifetime
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

I’ve been thinking about this poem a lot lately.  I have a group of people from each category, but I don’t want to focus on all the groups. I want to focus on the Reason group.  As we all know, my life changed dramatically on February 1st. I became a mom to an outside baby, but unable to take care of him on my own.  We had to have the help of the NICU staff.  These were people I assumed I would never meet, but now they are so important to me.  They gave me the opportunity to take care of Aidan when I was afraid. They gave me the courage to change his diaper even though the wires were very intimidating.  They taught me how to be mom to a NICU baby. Because of them I have amazing memories of Aidan that help me during my darkest times.  I’ve added a few of them on Facebook and while that made me feel awkward at first I’m so glad they are on there.  They still give me the confidence that I did everything I could to help Aidan, they tell me they love me and most importantly they tell me that Aidan changed their lives.  I’m still collecting items to donate to the NICU and part of that is because I want an excuse to see them again.  I know that when we are expecting again that they will be there for me. I’m so glad these women are in my life and I wish there was a way that I could express my gratitude for them.
Thank you so much Ingrid, Natalie, Amber, Christi, the anonymous commenter that helped Natalie with the mold kit and taking the pictures that I can’t live with out and everyone else at Community North who took care,loved or even just stopped in to see Aidan.
I love you Aidan Christopher!


  1. That is so very sweet! I am glad that your nurses were so fantastic. I feel like I had my own special "angel" nurse when we delivered Ella Grace and she will always be special to me!

  2. I'm so glad you had wonderful nurses who helped you. I had a wonderful nurse who was with me when I delivered Aurora. She was the greatest, and i'll never forget her. These people are amazing.