November 4, 2014

Holy Canoli

I've been busy!  Which is good, but makes me so sleepy.  Uber sleepy, if you will.  I just wanted to use the word 'uber'.

I am so glad Halloween is over!  I mean, what used to be one day of dressing up and trick or treating has turned into a weeks worth of activities from dance class parties to school parties to church parties to the actual night of trick or treating!  I'm pooped.  And I even got good rest this weekend, but I feel like I am coming down from a sugar high myself.  I probably am.

This week at work has been really busy too and that makes the day go fast, but it also makes me tired.  Plus I have symphony rehearsal this week.  Which is fun.  But tiring.

Did I mention I am tired?

Anyway, it's going to seem like I am bragging here and perhaps I am.  I am one strong woman.  There, I said it. It's out there.  Okay :) here's why:

We were talking in church the other day about how you have to see blessings from the trials in your life.  One woman brought up her divorce and I have total empathy and sympathy.  I have experienced divorce and know that there are blessings that come from that trial, even though it's not easy.  Another woman talked about how she went out for a night on the town with her girlfriends and saw others standing in line to get coats (from charity) and she felt really bad that she had a coat while others didn't. (I'm not sure if this woman got the jist of the topic).

One of my friends leaned in and said to me, "I don't want to tell mine because it seems small compared to ... (the divorced lady)."  And I thought... Should I speak up?  Should I talk about the eight years worth of trials that include infertility, loss, sickness, near death experiences, entering the workforce again, divorce, and starting a new home on my own; then realizing that this is the only path that I could have taken to receive the blessings I have today (my twin girls, remarrying, a co-parent relationship for the girls, a large, wonderful, blended family, and so many more)?

I chose not to speak up, but realized that I have many blessings.  I am a very strong woman.  And through trials do come blessings.

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