I complain a lot. I get upset, anxious, angry, annoyed, etc by very small things. I worry about a lot stuff that isn't worth worrying over, and sometimes I see the world from a pessimistic place. I don't consider myself a pessimist, but I definitely have my moments. And when it comes down to it, I have absolutely no reason to be anything but ecstatically happy about my life. Because even the things about it that I don't like, I have the option of changing. A lot of people are in much worse situations than I am, with much more positive outlooks. It's humbling.
My cousins Tabitha and Austin are two of the sweetest people in the world. And their beautiful baby Madi, like her father, was born with congenital heart disease. She's been through several surgeries already and has more to come, including a heart transplant. It is absolutely mind boggling to me what all they go through on a daily basis with that sweet little girl and everything that Madi is overcoming in her short life. It is absolutely incredible. And to watch Tabi with Madi is just beautiful. Tabi, as well as her mom and mother-in-law, spend all of their time at the hospital (including through Thanksgiving and Christmas), taking care of Madi's every need. And Tabi never, ever loses faith. It is absolutely inspiring in every way possible. I can not even imagine having a daughter and knowing she's sick and not being able to do anything about it but pray and trust God and the many doctors working to give Madi everything she needs. I mean talk about faith! It truly is humbling and makes anything I've ever worried about seem foolish. I aspire to be as strong, selfless, and Godly as Tabi is one day.
Please check out her blog to keep up with everything in Madi-world (click Healing Hearts) and keep Madi and her wonderful family in your prayers!