It’s the little things that keep us together…

~  by Melody

So far, 2014 has been a tough challenge for us on a several levels. We’ve had car issues and repair bills. We’ve had to rehome our dog due to unfortunate circumstances. My father then passed away (yes, I did see it coming. It still doesn’t make it hurt any less).

Healing and growth doesn’t always take place in the world of happy smiles, rainbows and unicorns. It gets messy, ridiculous, crazy and downright ugly. My father used to tell me that “Pressure makes diamonds.”

Life goes on despite all the chaos around us. As much as I want to pull the covers over my head and wallow in self pity, I have to keep going because there is a baby that needs me and the bills still need to get paid.

Something that really helps in times like these is to remember to be gentle to myself. For me that’s a hot bath in peace and quiet. It’s nothing extravagant or expensive – it’s as simple as putting a handful of sea salt and some hyssop essential oil into the water and I am good to go. During that time, I pray…and pray.. and pray.

It’s the little things that keep me going right now. For example, I can be doing the dishes and look over at Noah, who gives me the biggest grin ever, just because I’m his mother. And things like that remind me that there are forces bigger and greater in this world that I simply have no control over, but I can control how I react to them. Times like this I just have to remember that…
…it wasn’t anything I did…

…it wasn’t about who I am…

…it was not about money…

…and perhaps what we really need in those times is just a moment of sharing unconditional love, and in that moment that we’ll know everything will be fine.

6 thoughts on “It’s the little things that keep us together…

  1. Jenea

    Well said and sounds like you are doing what is best for you. Kids sure change the way we think. They save me most days and help me to out things in perspective. The way we choose to deal with our major stresses is everything. Hugs to you. And your little bean is a doll baby!

  2. Erica

    Absolutely wonderful! These words could not have been put any better. Since we are so busy taking care of other aspects of life, we sometimes forget what we do have and we have to stop and admire these wonderful gifts. You are a very strong and loving person and you are loved by so many people, but to me the love and strength from your husband and the unconditional love of your handsome little man are the best.

  3. Pat Dumas

    Oh, sweetheart… I’m so sorry. We lost my mom on January 15th, so I hear you. May the Goddess, or whatever your Deity might be, hold you gently in the hollow of their hand.


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