I decided to go home and wander around the blog for a while to relax. This is, afterall, my spa of sorts, my jacuzzi, my resting place…my journal. It’s kinda like how “some people” bring books into the bathroom to read…well I stroll through the blog and read what others write about. I especially enjoy reading what people who have visited my blog write about. It amazes me the variety of people, the viewpoints, the age groups, the dynamic of people that wander through and read what I have written. I know, at least I hope, others of you feel flattered when people take time to read what you have written…I feel tremendously flattered, and honored that folks actually take time out of their busy, hectic, and often chaotic lives to read about my little corner of space!
Well, yesterday I visited one blog, a blogger who has visited my little box a couple of times, and I became enthralled with what she wrote. I kept reading and reading, and going back into her archived blogs to learn more of her story. And it touched me so much. It totally put into perspective my day yesterday. It made me grateful that my husband is still here, crabby or not.
Her husband was tragically killed in an auto accident last november. WOW. She was left alone with five small kids. I sat there stunned at what I was reading and at the courage of that woman. I have three kids of my own, and 6 step kids. Granted 4 of the step kids are adults, on their own, with thier own kids, but I still have 4 kids at home with me, and I cannot imagine being alone and doing what she is doing.
Needless to say, my complaining yesterday was put way into perspective and I almost felt ashamed of myself. Here I was, working along side my husband, after having bought a company that is really a dream for us both, and we have a bad day and I am complaining. I have it all pretty much. He loves me, my kids love me, we have a nice home, cars, food, all we need..and…HE IS STILL HERE WITH ME. She lost the love of her life…is all alone with her five kids, trying to maintain the facade of happiness for their sake..wow. That’s all I can say is wow. I feel very fortunate! Blessed!
If you want to read her story her blog is lauraszoo2.wordpress.com. Read it. It will change the way you look at your own life I’m sure!
Have a great day.