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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Waiting Needing to exhale...

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

It's been one of THOSE days. Driving down the road sobbing & having your eight year old daughter tell you that things will be OK is NOT how things are supposed to be. What happened to the happy-go-lucky family we were last week? What happened to my sense of security? Reassurance? Hell, what happened to my freaking sanity?!
No, nothing is wrong with 'us.' No, no, no...nothing like THAT has happened, but my world has been rocked just a little bit...OK, its been rocked a lot. Rocked in a nerve-wracking, "what the eff am I supposed to do" kind of way.
I know things will work out in the end {they always do}, but my stress coping mechanisms are shot & all I have left to give are tears. Because, seriously, if my hair keeps falling out like it has been lately, well, I'll be bald before my birthday {which is in just over a month}.
*sigh*

12 Comments:

Blogger Jules said...

I am so sorry that you're having a hard time right now. I will say a prayer for you and send positive thoughts your way.

Aug 5, 2009, 6:54:00 PM  
Blogger Lis @ ATruckerWife said...

((((hugs))))

Aug 5, 2009, 9:33:00 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Big (((hugs))) coming your way, sweetie.

I hope things turn around soon for you--I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Aug 5, 2009, 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm so sorry things are rough! I know exactly how you feel and am living proof that God knows just what he's doing. The events of our summer have been enough to reinforce that a hundred times! Praying for you and your family!

Aug 5, 2009, 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger Jen and Rob said...

Sorry to hear things are tough right now. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. :)

Aug 5, 2009, 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

aww please know that God is always with you and I am praying for you!

Aug 6, 2009, 12:22:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Sweet Tea said...

Oh no - I hate to hear you are feeling this way. I'm sorry Michelle! Things will get better and sometimes it's helpful to have a good cry. I'll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way! xoxo

Aug 6, 2009, 12:23:00 AM  
Blogger Quotes from the Queen said...

Thank you for posting the quote. I read it this morning after a very difficult day yesterday and it has brought a sense of calm in the middle of a storm.

Aug 6, 2009, 9:08:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Potts said...

I am so sorry that you're having such a rough day. I hope that things will look up soon - doesn't it seem like we're on a roller coaster sometimes?

Hugs & kisses to you!!

Aug 6, 2009, 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh honey if you need anything, tissues, ice cream, wine and a shoulder to cry on, please just call me.

Aug 6, 2009, 1:45:00 PM  
Blogger b is for brown said...

i am sooo sorry you are feeling this way...
very sorry.

trust me...i want good news and kinda tired of the bad.

Aug 6, 2009, 3:31:00 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I'm so sorry it was a rough day, my friend. :(

Aug 11, 2009, 11:56:00 AM  

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