This article was originally published on November 18, 2011 on the old blog
Wouldn't it be great to have a dollar for every time someone said "Life Goes On" to you? I'd be financial set if I did! :-)
hearing & making that statement most of my life, I've determined
that I am a Life Goes On professional. I'm not a paid professional, but
rather an experienced professional.
I've been so broke that I
couldn't afford food for myself to eat & barely managed to keep the
lights on to ensure everyone else ate.
I've taught at least 9
teenagers to drive on my last few gallons of gas, smiled as they got
their drivers license, and walked to my destinations for the rest of the
Somehow, I managed to care for my hubby after his heart
attack in 1999 & take care of both boys (one in diapers & the
other just potty trained) at the same time.
After a terrible car
accident my parents were involved in, (back in 2001) I managed to care
for my family at the same time I took care of my parents' mental and
physical rehabilitation and affairs.
I never passed out once! :-)
Then in 2007, I worked 45-60 hrs a week at work, came home and cleaned
house, cooked, did 7-9 loads of laundry daily and provided financial
support for one of my girls & one grandbaby for 6 months.
2009, when my husband passed away, I was numb. Not sure how exactly, but
I managed to stay on top of things, provide support for my in-laws,
children, and took care of the house. During this time, I took a month
off work to straighten myself out emotionally and it backfired on me. I
fell apart :-( ...but, you know what? Life Goes On
I am venting
& trying to decide what's next in life today. Normally, I don't
allow myself to talk this way... so I write :-) Writing can be
therapeutic. It's a huge leap of faith to do it out in the open too. I
write to remind myself that Life Goes On, so I can't give up now, nor
ever. I'm far too stubborn for that anyway!
Recently, I found
myself unemployed and happy :-) I've had some much needed time with the
boys and myself. After all these years, I finally have time for myself.
It was so delightful! Now that it's been almost a month off/not
working, I feel so much more connected to the boys. I also feel more in
touch with reality, where I am in life, and what purpose life has at
Life Goes On...My neighbor planted ornamental corn at
the corner of our property. That corn grew to heights over 30 feet tall
& spread outward, covering her property and leaping over onto mine.
This wouldn't be an issue, except the corn over powered my mailbox!! I
have to cut the corn back on my side at least once monthly or the mail
person cannot locate my mailbox. Just like my neighbor's ornamental
corn, bad times or hard times can get the best of us if we allow them
to. That negativity can breed & spread quickly and take over our
minds if we are not careful. I'm thankful for God's mercy, peace, and
love! Now that 2 full years have passed since losing my husband, my best
friend, & my previous life, I am beginning to understand that it's
okay to allow Life to Go On!
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