…and then reality slaps you in the face…

Despite appearances, everything isn’t always roses and sunshine. (This is where we cue Debbie Downer.)
While I don’t expect perfection, if you asked me what the last 18 months have been like, I’d tell you that it has kind of sucked.  I’ve had some personal stuff going on (sorry, not dishing the dirt here) and my daughter has had to have surgery 3 times for issues relating to a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst.  We’re heading for another surgery (this one related to a hole in her ear drum) sometime before she starts school next fall.  So, things have certainly been less than roses and sunshine around here and it’s really easy to dwell on that.
At least it was.
I found out Saturday afternoon that a woman I know through our mom’s group lost her husband, and the father of her three very young boys, early Saturday morning.  His death was sudden, unexpected and has left her world in shambles.
My problems suddenly seem small in comparison…
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6 Responses to …and then reality slaps you in the face…

  1. Jessie says:

    See you’ve got me crying about it again mama. Nothing can really compare to that kind of a loss. My heart just breaks for her and her family.

  2. Just because someone has had it worse, doesn’t mean you haven’t had it bad. But on the other hand, it is good to remember that despite all trouble, your situation could be a lot worse. In either scenario, there’s always a reason for a glass of wine. Unless you quit drinking like I did recently and then you really start to wonder the evil of the universe…. cheers J

  3. you give up wine, never, please don’t, make up for all the wine I should be drinking

  4. Sheri says:

    I agree with Bob that just because someone else has what seem like more difficult problems, that your’s aren’t important. In this case, it really does help to put things into perspective though. I am so sorry for your friend. I cannot even begin to imagine her heartbreak.

    Hugs to you and your daughter though too. My son has been through at least 20 surgeries and you know what, they don’t get better and you never get used to them. They are our kids…

  5. DeLise says:

    Sometimes it just takes a perspective change! Praying for your daughter!

  6. Tina says:

    So sorry to hear about your daughter – and your friend! Praying for both :(

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