Sunday, September 11, 2011

Taking the bad with the good

I dread September - and not for the obvious reason that the world changed ten years ago today.  For me so many life changing moments have taken place in Septembers past.  One year my car was totaled by a drunk driver while it was parked on the street.  The next year I had to have breast surgery.  The next year my dog had to be put to sleep.  In 2000 my mom died unexpectedly.  It was in September that both my marriages fell apart. And last year at this time I was battling the administration for firing me without cause. 
Four car accident - one (drunk) driver, Nashville, 9/18
Cassie (aka Cassandra's Tail of Woe)
My first birthday - Mom and confetti angelfood cake!
People say that I’m a survivor... that they admire my strength.  I say that everyone has different ways of dealing with adversity.  And while every year I wonder what sort of devilry September has in store for me, I persevere.  Because I know that if one is patient, if one trusts that everything happens the way it’s supposed to, all of the bad things will be balanced by good.