Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day 20

It's been a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day. Can I go to Australia? Seriously - if I thought it would help I'd pack us all up and run away and start over.

The thing is I didn't have to deal with hospice, no one died, there was no funeral to plan, I didn't have a friend diagnosed with cancer or a wreck or anything major. It was just regular every day crappy day stuff.

I felt frustrated and annoyed. I want a break from this emotional upheaval. It's been a month of this stuff. It's been 34 days of one thing after another. ALRIGHT ALREADY.

So you can imagine what happened next right? I simply didn't deal well today. To be honest - I sucked today. It was definitely not my best day.

I didn't find joy in cuddling my precious daughter as she slept. I concentrated on the fact that she was cranky and wouldn't sleep without me and I had work and bible study to do and time with alone God to spend. (Yes I see the irony in that now). Nor did I find joy or thanksgiving or gratefulness in several other situations. I chose to dwell on the negative. The sad thing is I might not have seen God today or heard His voice, but He was here. I was the one who moved out of the shadow of His wings.

Late in the evening as I rocked Raina to sleep and talked to Salem before she went to sleep with dad, I realized how I so completely missed God today. I am glad I had a moment at the end of the night to love on my kids. Tomorrow I will choose to have a better day, regardless what comes my way.

Today's Reflection: Today I was definitely not my best. I wasn't a good mom or a good wife or even a good person. I was tired and let my annoyance and frustration show. I didn't yell or scream or throw things...but I am sure my countenance showed how I really felt. Forgive me Lord. This day did really suck. But if I had stayed with You where I needed to be - it would have been better.


Veronica Lee October 20, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

Rana October 21, 2009 at 7:02 AM  

I just had to check out your blog. This is wonderful. Your comment on my blog means even more now that I have read your post. It helps to know other moms are going through "regular" crazy days too. I look forward to reading the rest of your blog and I must say your daughter has a great name:)


Theta Mom October 21, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

Following you from MBC friends club! Please follow me at http://www.thetamom.com

Julia Stewart October 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM  

the best thing about a crappy day is that eventually it comes to an end!

Give yourself some slack chica... you are doing great!

Allison October 21, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

Leah - I'm just glad to know that you are still human like the rest of us. I was beginning to wonder. =)

Charlene October 21, 2009 at 7:11 PM  

We all have "those days." Just remember, it's never too late to start over. THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

:-) Charlene (from MBC)

Clueless_Mama October 21, 2009 at 7:15 PM  

I love your reflection. It is good to know when you had a bad day and say I will not have this tomorrow. I have had a few of those lately. I always feel bad when I know I wasn't at my best. I loved your post. Following from MBC. http://www.guessingalltheway.com

nicola@which name? October 21, 2009 at 8:34 PM  

hope tomorrow is better for you.

the undomesticated wife October 21, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

Those bad days can really dig into you, but then you can go to bed, talk with God and wake up new!

Leah October 21, 2009 at 9:45 PM  

Rana - thanks for visiting. I adore the name Raina for my girl. Do you pronounce it Raina as well? I am glad my post is meaningful. I told God that if I was going to go through all this there had better be a reason and to let me help others through it by sharing my struggles. If I can ever help just let me know.

Thank you for all the comments. They blessed my day and I will be checking out your blogs.

(Love You Julia and Allison).

Leah October 21, 2009 at 9:52 PM  

Amen Gari-Ann! A fresh new day. I think of you often! We need to talk soon or get together.

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