If you have been reading the case in
progress section, you will recognize this message. I found this message
very inspiring and wanted to share it. It is a reminder of those things
that are really important.
Greetings from Camerons family
What a difference a year makes! This time last year we were trying
to recover from the shock of Camerons birth. Now, one year later
we happily celebrate her first year of life with us! In April Cameron
had her heart repaired at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Everything
went so smoothly. We definitely had someone looking over her and the
rest of our family. With all the attention Cameron received this past
year Courtney came through like a trooper! From day one, Courtney
has taken Cameron under her little wings, protects her and loves her.
(Yes, there is the occasional tantrum, but we only mention the good
stuff at Christmas, right?!?)
This has truly been a year of challenges for us. But most of all,
blessings. We are so thankful for our families who have been so helpful
and supportive this past year. The once , well defined road of life"
we were so sure of , took a major detour last November. Life has much
more meaning to us now, and our kids are even more precious than we
ever realized. As we celebrate this holiday season, we are expecting
our third baby. An amnio confirmed everything is "normal",
and that Tony will remain the only boy in our house.
As God continues to bless our lives, we hope He is doing the same
Do not fear risk.
All exploration, all growth is calculated.
Without challenge people cannot reach their higher selves.
Only if we are willing to walk over the edge can we become winners.
Written on Jan 28, 1987, the one-year anniversary of Challenger explosion,
by the families of those who died.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and
an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. -
It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong;
not what we gain but what we save that make us rich;
not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned;
and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us Integrity.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost;
When health is lost, something is lost;
When character is lost, all is lost.
To see things in the seed, that is genius.
Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test
first, and the lesson afterward.
The rules for being human
1. YOU WILL RECEIVE A BODY
You may like it or hate it but it will be yours for the entire period
this time around.
2. YOU WILL LEARN LESSONS
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life. Each
day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons.
You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant or stupid
.3. THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, ONLY LESSONS
Growth is a process of trial and error: experimentation. The "failed"
experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that
4. A LESSON IS REPEATED UNTIL LEARNED
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have
learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go to the next
5. LEARNING LESSONS DOES NOT END.
There is no part of life that does not contain its lesson. If you
are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
6. "THERE" IS NO BETTER THAN "HERE"
When your "there" has become a "here" you will
simply obtain another "there" that will, again, look better
7. OTHERS ARE MERELY MIRRORS OF YOU
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it
reflects to you something you love or hate in yourself.
8. WHAT YOU MAKE OF YOUR LIFE IS UP TO YOU
You have all the tools and resources you need, what you do with them
is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. YOUR ANSWERS LIE INSIDE YOU
The answers to life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do
is look, listen, and trust..