Friday, April 13, 2012

I Get By with a Little Help...

I often quote movie/television lines and song lyrics. I don't know if it annoys people.  I suppose (most days anyway -- she mutters snarkily under her breath) I hope not ;) Quite frankly, I have done it for soooooo long, I don't see myself ever changing. The Geek himself finds it endearing and that's enough to make me say if it ain't broke... :)

That said, a certain "line" came into my head as I started to write this post today.

Now, this is the story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
bonus points if you can name that tune:)

Yeah my life's been a tad bit " flipped-turned upside down" as of late and to be quite honest I am starting to show some wear and tear on the ol' tires baby! There are days I feel like I am on the verge of losing it ... "I'm a Donkey on the edge!" (quick ... where's that one from?) Truth be told, I have lost it a couple of times and for that I apologize my dear peeps. This Mama Hen needs a serious time-out, unfortunately Life apparantly DID NOT GET THE MEMO and keeps hurling some serious doo-doo in my direction. Sheesh! What's a girl gotta do to get a break?

I won't bore you with all the gory details of what's "hit the fan" in the past month or so, but the fact that I still have an ounce (and seriously that's pushing it) of sanity left is truly only due to the grace of God. I know He's got my back. I do. But can I be honest about something here? I gotta admit I'm a little uncomfortable with His choice to remain a unseen, silent hero at this point. I could use a bit more "front and center" if you know what I mean. But I know He's there and even if I grumble ... I know it's a blessing to have Him pulling for me and that I'd be lost without him. And even though I might feel He is in the shadows right now, I do recognize that He's assembled a cast of characters to help ease my load. I am so thankful for this band of "angels" in my life right now. It's because of them I find myself with the oomph to make it through another day.

My peeps.
If I am being honest here (which if you haven't figured out I am) my brood is really the source of much of my stress and anxiety at the moment. Despite their drain on my psyche, they are a teensy bit of a help too. A well placed hug does wonders and at the very least they have provided some comic relief from time to time. The Geek's job has him away more than he's here lately (DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THAT ONE) and as anyone who does this full-time knows -- single parenting seriously kicks. your. behind. It is not for the weak and right now I am a card carrying wimp! The Geek insists I am stronger than I think I am ... Ha! Easy for him to say from a 1000 miles away! Okay, I'll quit my whining for a minute and admit it does help to hear it anyway.

Some Good Eggs.
There are some women in my life right now who may or may not know how much their love, support and prayers mean to me. If you are reading this and are asking yourself, "Hey is that wacky ol' bird talkin' about me?" Why yes darlin', yes I am. To know I have some fellow mama hens sharing an encouraging word or two with me during this season of my life is life-saving! You chicks rock!

A Wise Ol' Owl.
And last (but by no means least) there's you, my friend. I know we don't talk as often as we once did, but you are still in my heart each and every day. Knowing you are out there in the "Land of OZ" pulling for me like my sister always did ... well dude, that means more to me than you will ever, ever know!

So thank to my motley crew ... my support staff ... my "life preservers".

You are the wind beneath my wings!


Jill Briggs said...

In West Philadelphia born and raised; I've got a dragon and I'm not afraid to use it.

I think we should discuss our entertainment choices as they seem to overlap.

Pamela said...

@Jill Briggs; You, my dear friend, are one of the few people in this world who "get" me :)