my son heads in to the hospital for yet another surgery today, and it got me thinking….
All in all I have a pretty darn good life. But hey, s—- happens.
My friends and family chide me for being stoic in the face of troubling events. It really isn’t a case of being indifferent or dispassionate. My emotions can run high and hot and there are things that happen that do make me cry. I’m not trying to hide my challenges or run away from them.
It’s just that when stuff happens, I start thinking about how things could be so much worse or how it really is worse for others and so I shy away from telling people about what is going on in my life – because I don’t want pity.
Acknowledgment – yes, I want acknowledgment. I want to know you are concerned, I want you to ask hard questions to help me process, and I will ask for help if I need it. And if tears come, then yes, I want your comfort.
People all over the world are going through things that are so much worse – on a daily basis. Thank you for being there for me – but really, pray for, and step forward for those who don’t have the friends and family I have – they are terrific.