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Diamonds vs stones...

Friday, November 15, 2013

Today I am trying to remember to be thankful. Some days sure are harder than others... I am reminded of a song John Denver sang that went "Some days are diamonds, some days are stones. Sometimes the hard times won't leave you alone. Sometimes a cold wind blows a chill in your bones. Some days are diamonds and some days are stones." Today just feels like a PILE OF STONES....

My mom called yesterday and the coyotes ate my son's cat this week at her house while he was home with us for a few days. My mom also wanted to let me know she has pneumonia which coupled with her COPD can be very dangerous.

My husband called and is being accused of something he definitely did not do. If he cannot prove he is right we will not get any more family visits for a year. We just had our first one since his transfer.

My MIL is up to her old tricks of telling everyone in the nursing home she has no family here when I make a point to go see her every other week if not more often. I have been with her son for 24 years - when might I become family? Not to mention her grandchildren...

My grandmother called to let me know that my grandpa is doing a bit better. It seems the family was called to rally around because we almost lost him two weeks ago. This call was the first I had heard of it...

My boss is getting more and more impatient to be retired - she has until June still - but she is taking more time off and I am assuming more of her duties. My fear with this is that if I am taking all of her duties now without a pay raise, what are the odds they will want to give me one when she leaves?

I know it is nothing I can't get through, sometimes these stones are just heavy, you know? But tomorrow is another day and maybe things won't feel so hard to deal with. Baby steps, right?
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  • ARIAL61
    When it rains it pours, right? I like what Kyrria said about God giving his toughest battles to his toughest soldiers. Keep the faith! I hope you can treat yourself to some kindness this weekend... a hot bubble bath, mani/pedi if you can, maybe some time to read a good book, something you enjoy. You definitely need nurturing! emoticon
    1616 days ago
    YOU ARE AMAZING!!! You will get through this with flying colors as always!!! I have faith in you. emoticon
    1617 days ago
    God gives the toughest battles to his strongest soldiers! Hang in there and stay positive... :)
    1617 days ago
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