Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Keeping it real…

I’m not posting this for sympathy.

I’m posting it to keep it real

Life is tough sometimes.  It’s beautiful, and most of us have more blessings than we could ask for, but in the midst of the beauty, happiness, & joy…there are times when the elements take a toll on us.

I always find it comforting to know that I’m not the only one who struggles and has rough days, so I’m here to to tell you that even though I have it all…I have hard times too.  Even though I put a smile on my face and make the best of what's around, I have days when I just don’t know what to do next.

There comes a point when the stress, exhaustion, sadness & pain start to show through the positive attitude, smiles & “happy ways you take on life.”  A week of the worst case of TMJ I’ve ever experienced, a fever blister that has taken over my lip & moments of anxiety when I don’t know if I’ll catch my breath have kept me honest.

All stress related…my symptoms have forced me to realize that what I’m going through is real, and normal, and okay.

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This song seems to come on every morning on my way to the gym, and for some reason its the only time I can cry about my Dad.  I know its not about a father & daughter, but it reminds me of me and my Dad.  Gosh  I miss him…I don’t know when the pain will lift.  Maybe not for a long time…

It’s already been 9 months.

1 comment:

Haley said...

dang becky that fever blister is crazy! hope your sun shines brighter tomorrow :)