Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Suzy's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Couple of Days

Do you ever have a week where you feel like you have it all together?  Like everything is going right?

Me neither!

But last week. . .


Last week I had it together even less than I usually do.

Last week I was headed down a path that could have made me the poster child for depression.

I crawled back into bed after Jerry was at work and the girls were off to school.  I was sure no one would miss me, and I was having me a big-time pity party because no one "needs" me anymore.  They can all pretty much tie their own shoes and wipe their own noses and keep up with their own stuff. ( . . or at least they could if they wanted to, which is a whole different post.)

And my circumstances were ripe for pity.

My laptop crashed.

My (new) dishwasher suffered a plastic item meltdown that threatened a major repair.

And for bonus points:

I dropped my cell phone in the toilet.

So I spent a morning hiding from life under the covers.

But then!

I remembered that I had a successful backup of my laptop the day before it crashed, and another one from the evening I had gotten back from my scrapbooking crop (whew!)

Jerry managed to scrape off all the plastic and the horrible, horrible smell is slowly leaving the dishwasher.

And my cell phone is still working (and has been disinfected.)

And even though my kiddos may not need the level of care that they once did, they still need me.  Even when they act like they don't.  I just have to remember that this a marathon, not a sprint, and the race is to be run with endurance.

So thank you to my friends who helped pull me out of my funk, and thank you, Jesus, for your never-ending mercies that are new every morning.  Now I am looking forward to today, and whatever character-building things it brings.

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