Sunday, January 23, 2011


My dad has this description of me:

"When you have your mind set on something, you are like
an iron stake driven into a frozen tundra."

Basically, you aren't going to change my mind. Period.

I realize its not the most ideal personality trait--it's good in some situations, but not when I need to truly compromise about something.  I've had a few situations come up the past few weeks that have made me really analyze how stubborn I can be--and it's made me feel sort of crappy about how it's affected other people.

But I also know it's been my "shield" when I've needed it, and for that I am very thankful. Almost as a sign to remind me it's ok to be stubborn (when necessary), I've seen this every day for the past 2 weeks as I've pulled into my driveway:

This tiny patch of snow is in my neighbor's yard across the street (yes, I really walked across the street just to snap this picture this morning in my fleece PJ's. Hope they didn't call the cops....) and we haven't had snow since January 10th. Granted, temps haven't gotten too warm, but there is no evidence of snow anywhere else nearby.

I applaud this little patch of snow. The sun has beat down on it, feet have trampled on it, but there it stays.

In honor of keeping my stubbornness in check, but also embracing it, I hope this serves as a reminder to you to stay strong if you are still on the journey to have a baby, waiting on an adoption to come through, wondering what path to take, waiting to find out if you've been approved to buy a house, or just waiting on life in general to show you what's in store....


  1. Awwww shucks. What a sweet post. ;) Thanks.

  2. Thanks! You dont know how much I needed that this morning! :)

  3. Thanks, JJ. This was a good message to read today!

  4. I love that little patch of snow!

    Thinking of you all and hoping the O-man is feeling better.


  5. Oh, I know those stubborn patches...I think I'm kinda like that, too. I just really hate having expectations that go unmet. Really, really, really. So, yes, when my mind is set on something, I generally see it happen. Mostly, it's for the good, but sometimes I worry that I run over others in an effort to get those expectations met (even with these amazing boys here, I worry sometimes that I rushed H into this decision too quickly. Water under the bridge now, I suppose, but still...).

  6. Stubborn patch- I love it!!!!

    I hope you guys are doing good. I have been really praying for you all!!!

  7. Although I really love this post and love its meaning, I was the girl back in the day that would dump hot water on the stubborn patches! Hey, PA winters are rough!


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