Thursday, October 8, 2009

We Are Here

The past two weeks haven't been easy for me. Two Sunday's ago, I woke up with a horrible sore throat. I ignored it, and spent the day at my in laws. The next morning, I woke up with a worse sore throat. I ignored it, and went to work that day and the next. That whole week, I kept pushing myself to do all the normal things my weeks consist of - laundry, paying bills, grocery shopping, preparing meals, cleaning up meals, doing things for Dylan, doing things for Jim. I hate to be sick. It seems like such a waste of valuable time, so if I can ignore it, I usually do, and I did. By this past Sunday, though, I realized I had to stop and take care of myself. I called off work Monday, and went to the doctor's. He said what probably started as a sinus infection was now bronchitis.

I did take a couple days to rest, but clothes keep getting dirty, people keep getting hungry, and messes keep being made. I was tired and frustrated and annoyed. But, then Jim brought in a paper that was placed by our door.

It said... "Many of you may be unaware, but our beloved neighbor, X, recently passed away on October 4th, 2009. Her death was very unexpected after a sudden hospitalization. She left behind a loving husband, and two sweet young girls..."

That put everything into perspective. Most of the stuff we are all grumbling about is so inconsequential, isn't it?
WE ARE HERE. Let's stop grumbling, and make today count.



(For a related post, please go read this over at Boondock Ramblings. Oh, and grab a tissue).

8 comments:

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Guess we were on the same wave length today, huh?

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I LOVE that there are so many wonderful pictures of you and Dylan together! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Stacey Richardson said...

Wow!!! I read yours, then Boondock Ramblings... I'm not a person that cries much... but wow! That was heavy duty! Way to put me in check! Thanks:)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I will head over to Lisa's. These stories are just so sad.

I took your advice and went to the doctor for cough syrup, but think I may have to make another visit. I seem to be getting worse instead of better and it now feels like whenever I swallow there are shards of glass in my throat. That's just not normal.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Oh! Feel better soon.

Feather said...

i love this post. i linked to the same Boondock Ramblings post. i like the way you phrased it, though; we are here. not yesterday, not tomorrow, not in someone else's spot. just here. thank you.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Did I mention that I hope you feel better too? Because I do....I think you gave it to me. My throat has been hurting all weekend! :-)

JCK said...

So glad you are on the mend. These viruses are brutal. Sending hugs.