Jemma's Tales

10 Quotes To Soothe Your Soul

September 21, 2015
Our Family has had a really rough couple of weeks, and I found myself talking to myself
(more than usual.) 
I was talking to myself, and my plants while watering them. 
I was talking to myself, while I was driving down the highway, folding clothes, walking,
In the grocery store, and while I was in our apartment-
so loud that my husband called out to me
"Are you talking to yourself again?"

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That's when I knew that my soul needed some soothing.

I just know that you all know what it feels like to have worry get such a grip on your soul that your stomach is in knots, your heart is hurting, and your nerves are shattered.
You walk through life in sort of a daze, hours come and go, the sun rises, then sets, and you look back on your day and wonder what on earth you accomplished...besides worry.

There are very few people in this big old world that can bring me to my knees with worry, and angst.
In fact, the only people in the entire world that can really do that to me are my kids.
Kids can hurt, and worry a Mom like no other.

As Mom's we have cared for our children since conception, and that nurturing, devotion and caring never ever lessens.
It does not matter if we are 90 and our children are 70-in our hearts they will be our child.

In a matter of two weeks I had 2 children that were hurt, and when your kids hurt, you hurt.
No Mom will ever let you argue that point.

In fact a friend of mine said this to me.

"A mother can only be as happy as her saddest child."
~Donna Deyo

I had two hurt, and sad children, so there was not a whole lot of happy going on in this heart of mine.

My soul needed some desperate soothing and fast. 
So, along with prayer, I relied on these 10 quotes which helped to soothe my soul.
Reset my mind, steer me away from the obsessive worrying

Worry is a bad thing, and really we all know, not one ounce of good comes from doing it.

You see, my son had been in a boating accident while doing research for Texas A&M.
He suffered a large, deep wound which required transportation via an ambulance and staples.  As of this past week he is healing well.

My middle daughter who was 9 months pregnant was broadsided by a vehicle, the airbag 
deployed, and hit her stomach causing issues to the placenta, and an emergency c-section.

Amanda has presented our family with a darling 8 pound baby girl.
Both Mother and baby girl are doing well.

So through the ebbing and flowing of life, the turbulent, then calming waters.

I found 10 quotes that soothed, cooled, and calmed my fractured soul.

I have always found that when I see something in print, the words become embedded in
my mind, and I am able to recall the image and meaning.
Everyone has different things that work for them,
but for me seeing is often times believing.

I will be leaving for California today to be with my daughter, and her family to help them transition into having another blessing to love and nurture.

I have several posts ready to publish throughout the week, so stop by and say Hi!


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  1. Thank you so much for this post and the beautiful quotes. I have needed these lately myself. I knew that you had a new grandbaby, but I did not know that your daughter had been in a car accident. Thank God that both your daughter and the baby are both doing fine. Hugs to you, Jemma!

  2. Goodness.. what a rough time for your family! I'm glad in both instances there is recovery and birth.. thank heavens. Thinking of you.. ((hugs)), Teresa

  3. Dear Jemma, I am so sorry your son and daughter were hurt. I know this kind of worry too well. However through it all, God continues to hold us close and give us the comfort and peace we need to go forward. So happy your son is recovering and that your daughter and the new baby are doing well. God is so good. In the difficult times HE gives us courage and strength, healing and huge blessings. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your family! Prayers for your family. God Bless you sweet friend.
    Hugs, cm

  4. Jemma, this is just what I needed for today. I found out this morning that my dear sweet aunt has lung cancer, and we are just crushed and heart-broken. The prognosis does not look good. I'm so glad that your kids are doing better and that the accident resulted in that sweet baby being born, but hate all of the stress that went along with it. Be safe traveling my sweet friend!! Hugs to you!

  5. So happy for you for the happy endings to tragic events. I can imagine your worry which causes emotional and even physical pain. I actually had stomach pains recently when my daughter was hospitalized for her Crohn's disease. The outcome was happy there surgery!...but I get a little queasy still thinking about it!! Have a safe, wonderful trip!!

  6. Jemma, I can only image how hard these two situations have been for you. You are matter how old are kids are they will always be our kids. I am so thankful that both of these situations have come to a happy ending. I know when you see that precious baby all the worry and fears will fade away and you will enjoy holding and loving on a new grandchild....

  7. Well you have been through things this week girl - I am glad things are better. And this quote:

    "A mother can only be as happy as her saddest child."
    ~Donna Deyo

    Is certainly true.

  8. So sorry to hear about all of this. Strange how things seem to happen all at once in life. Glad to hear that everyone is recovering.

  9. Thinking of you all. So glad things are getting better. Squeeze that baby for me! Safe travels & enjoy!

  10. Oh Jemma I didn't know your daughter had been in an accident causing an emergency c-section. Thank God she and the baby are ok. I hope your son will make a fast recovery. Gosh I just can't imagine going through the shock of two of your kids being hurt in one week! I like the quote "Fear can keep you up all night, but faith makes a great pillow". So true, so true. Safe travels and enjoy your time with your daughter and grandchildren! I wish I could hug you. XX, Liz

  11. Oh Jemma! What a whirlwind of events, no wonder you are in need of soul soothing. I am so happy for you that both your children are doing well, and also that you have a new baby in your family. God bless you, sweet friend, for being one who cares and loves deeply. It's always a reminder of how fragile and precious life is, isn't it, when things go wrong, but could have been a lot worse. I hope that you cherish your time with your daughter, your new grand baby and her family. Thanking God for protecting your family, xo Lidy

  12. Jenna! It's over! Kids are safe! Go enjoy your new grandchild! It wasn't there time ! Gods timing is going to happen with EVERtHING ! Enjoy your blessed life now!

  13. Knowing none of this, I'm sending prayers out to you and your entire family. I hope you find some time to rest and relax during your time away. I love quotes and these mean the world to me right now. Some nights I toss and turn with worry and wake up exhausted. I really think we need to keep the faith at those times. Worry serves no purpose.

    Sending love, dear friend.


  14. Oh my goodness, where have I been?? I didn't know that your daughter was in an accident :(. It all ended so much better than it might have, but still...

    I've said that Donna Deyo quote myself a few times, most recently this weekend to a friend who is having some serious issues with her daughter. It's so very true.

    From now on, only good things for you and your family. (((Hugs)))

  15. My dear friend, I am late - juggling travel to and from work, work in general and now some fatigue. But I always feel refreshed when I visit you and your friendship means the world to me. I must rush off but your heart revealed here is much loved and thank GOD for words of healing. As a lover of words, I am always impressed that these gems of communication can get us through the day. May you have a pleasant stay with your daughter, and will be missing you!

  16. Oh, Jemma, how frightening. I'm glad that both of these occasions ended up more positively than they seemed like they might at the time but nonetheless, they are both serious and both very, very scary. I send you good healing wishes for everyone, including your bruised heart.

  17. Yes Jemma,
    Your family has endured a couple of rough weeks! I am so happy that everyone is doing well and that you will be spending time with your brand new granddaughter! How special! Your quotes are really nice and a couple of them I have heard before and try to remember them during difficult times. Sometimes even though I tell myself not to, worry seems to grab hold of me! Especially when it comes to my kids! Enjoy your time in California!

  18. My mom told me once that you never stop worrying for your kids. It's hardest when you're far apart. Your poor son and daughter!! I'm so very relieved that you already know things are looking better for both of them. And especially for your daughter and her new beautiful baby girl. My stomach lurched a bit when you said they had been broadsided. They are being watched over Jemma. I know you're already with your daughter, so enjoy your time and get all the cuddles you can! Having that physical reassurance that everyone is safe in your arms is the best medicine.

  19. Dear Jemma, I'm so sorry to hear that you had some worrisome days with your kids. And I'm so glad to hear that they are doing well, and you have a new grandbaby! This is wonderful news. Your pictures today are so peaceful and filled with beauty, and I really like the 10 quotes of comfort, especially "every tomorrow has two handles." It's so hard when our kids are going through things, and us moms can relate to this post very much.

    love, ~Sheri

  20. Praising the Lord with you for His ultimate hand of protection Jemma because both situations could have been horrific. God is good. Oh yes...I know what you mean about hurting when your children hurt. I love your friends sayings. So true! Once a parent...always a parent....Can't wait to see more pictures of that precious grandbaby though. Thank you Lord for keeping Jemma's son, daughter and new grandbaby in Your care! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  21. Oh, Jemma, I didn't realize your happy announcement of little Avery had followed such a traumatic event! I've been praying for your son, as well as his friend, and I'm so glad to hear he is healing well. I collect quotes like I collect bracelets......never feeling I can have too many in my reserve. These are so awesome ones.....thank you for sharing!

  22. This is all so true!! Thank you for the quote collection and take care of your sweet family.

  23. Good grief no wonder you were worrying and talking to yourself...those were both serious accidents right on top of each other. So glad, so very glad, that your children are healing and ok and that the baby is alright! Congratulations on the birth and these are lovely quotes :)

  24. Good grief no wonder you were worrying and talking to yourself...those were both serious accidents right on top of each other. So glad, so very glad, that your children are healing and ok and that the baby is alright! Congratulations on the birth and these are lovely quotes :)

  25. Hi Jemma, stopping back by to say hello and hope all is going well while you are in California. I am sure you are in Grandmother heaven with your family and the little one. Enjoy your time together and be blessed.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
    Hugs, cm

  26. So much on your mind sweet friend! Congrats on the new grand baby, glad your daughter and baby are OK! Also glad your son is healing.So scary! Glad you have your blog/instagram/photography as an outlet! We all need somewhere to vent and express ourselves, and someone to listen!

  27. Oh, my dear, dear friend! I have been MIA from Blogdom,, and have just been catching up since this afternoon. I am so relieved to find that in the end, your two children are doing well, and that you are again at peace with your thoughts and life. Reading about your worry and angst and fears, well, you described everything to a 'T'; I can definitely relate, and your selection of quotations are equally perfect, the ones about prayer being especially true for me. Thank you for sharing your families recent challenges, and I am grateful that all is well. Enjoy your stay with your daughter, and congratulations to all!

    Sending love,

  28. I am so sorry to hear what you have been through. You have a lovely blog.

  29. You have had WAY too much on your plate. No wonder you were worried and upset. I understand that completely. I am so glad to have connected with your blog. I am going to put it on my sidebar so I don't miss any posts. (that's where I read blogs from).
    Hoping life is smooth sailing this week. Sending up prayers for you and your family. xo Diana


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