24 April 2009

quote wall 05


this is one of my favorite quotes. i tracked it down while preparing for a talk i'm planning to give in church this sunday. i originally read it in 2005, the month we were deciding to move to california for dan to begin law school. he was receiving letters from law schools across the country and we began wondering where our lives would lead. i remember doubting if i could leave home and be a brave little soldier in the big wide world. reading this quote made me feel stronger.

earlier this week, my brother was biking to work in the morning and was badly hurt in a hit and run accident. i was distraught hearing the news about him. he is so important to me. as is his darling (and expecting) wife, anna. fortunately he is doing well and will be strong once again. his condition is improving daily. i am amazed at his stamina, strength and spirit. when bad news arrives, my world suddenly seems to tumble down. time stops and my heart does too, this is the moment i remember, once again, what really truly is important in life.

25 comments:

LMT said...

Sorry to hear the news of your brother. I am sure he will not let his fall keep him down too long. I too always find peace in that scripture. It was used several times in conference this April. I wanted to give you a link but I can't ever find the talks I want. Just check out your May Ensign Conference Issue. Life is good, and God is the reason. Thank you for inspiring so many of our lives.

hannah said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother! I hope he heals quickly. That is a wonderful quote! Thank you for sharing.

LobotoME said...

So glad your brother is going to be okay - I'll keep him in our thoughts and prayers!

best,
jenny

mary elizabeth said...

pete is amazing, my dad + i went to visit he and anna while pete was still in the hosptial... he is such a rockstar + unbelievably strong. what an inspiration.

thanks for sharing this quote with us, it truly is a great one!

Kelly said...

i'm so, so glad to hear that you're brother is doing ok after his accident. it's amazing what the support of friends and family can do!

xo
kelly

Trish said...

I am happy to know that your brother will be fine. What a scare! Lovely quote, lovely blog!

ellen said...

So sorry about your brother. I hope he continues to recover at a good clip.

kitchendoor said...

Good vibes to your brother. That's scary. Glad everything is okay :)

jomama said...

i love that quote from pres. monson. thanks for sharing it; i really needed that reminder today. and i'm glad your brother is ok. best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Wiggs (The Beholder) said...

I'm so happy to hear that your brother is okay! And that quote is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany said...

I'm so sorry about the accident, but glad to hear that your brother is getting stronger. I love that quote. Thanks for reminding me!

I am LoW said...

It is such an uplifting hopeful quote!

Diana said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother's accident, but I'm glad that he's on the mend. Sending you good thoughts and prayers from Boston. :o)

Eliza said...

Pete has been in our prayers non-stop since we heard the news. My little toddler, Peter, can't stop talking about "uncle Pete's big owies". We sure do love your brother a whole lot!

Hil said...

I love that quote as well. I am sorry about your brother and hope that he will continue to heal quickly! I can't wait to hear your talk on Sunday. I can't wait. :)

Lisa said...

I love your positive outlook on life in general! So Sorry to hear about your brother and hope he's back on that bike soon :)

Madge said...

great quote -- thank you.

Amy said...

Glad to hear your brother is doing better, that's scary! This has been a favorite quote of mine for a while- it's definitely one of those instant strength builders. Thanks for the reminder! :)

Melissa said...

I'm so glad to hear your brother is okay. Thank you for sharing this quote today...I needed to read it! In fact, I've set it as my desktop so I can be reminded of it in days to come as I wait to hear results of a loved one's biopsy. I hope your talk in church goes well on Sunday!

Megan said...

I love this quote. One i should read every day of my life.
The "peeps at 56" are all thinkin of Pete. Hope to see him back here soon.
Much Love to you mowda, in your time of need.

visforvictory said...

I hope you continue to get nothing but good news about your brother.

cathedvalson said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Pete's accident, Marta--but glad that he's going to be OK. Life can be so frightening sometimes. It's so important to have comforting words to cling to in times of uncertainty, for they will help get us through.

EliseBlaha said...

oh marta!
so sorry to hear about your brother. i am glad to hear he is getting better. prayers for you.

Melissa said...

Marta,
So good to hear that your brother is okay is improving. Praise God! I really like the quote that you posted here. I have been having a few doubts lately about life things, but not neccesarily doubting the Lord. This was just what I needed this week to remind me that I need to cast out the doubt.

Tricia said...

This quote was so needed today. Thank you for sharing... and I hope your brother continues to improve... *Ü*

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