Tuesday, November 8, 2011

She "Knows" without "Knowing"...

I believe that women should lift each other up; not compare each other’s weakness to the other’s strengths.

I think we should compliment each other sincerely, find the beauty in others and appreciate each other for our differences; celebrate our successes and praise each other’s efforts.

I hope that we might stop finding fault in ourselves and in others.

I believe that woman should stand together in a world that causes us to feel inadequate, imperfect or unworthy of who and what we have.

I hope that when we feel we’ve failed there are other women standing near to encourage our hearts and keep us moving forward; someone to push us farther and cheer us on to victory.

I pray that in each other we might find friendship and strength beyond measure and return the gesture with sincere hearts.

I am certain that as women we have the ability to counteract the movement of “me” and build the “us” for we are all daughters of a King; we are all sisters and kindred spirits.

Now, with that said…this is what got me through the weekend.

It was a trying weekend.  Honestly, lately they all seem to be.  The kids are adjusting, not as well as I’d hoped to our “situation”.  They’ve always adapted and now they seem to be aborting peace.  They are in between a situation that they can’t control.
{We call it joint custody.  And the joint has moved into this town.}

It was rough; fighting, screaming, disregard for rules and respect.  Let’s put it this way, I am now snatched bald. {wink}  
 I just needed to regroup and catch my breath.  I am sorely outnumbered and desperately depleted.  I sat at my computer {slightly slumped over} and watched as an email rolled in.  It was my cherished friend; the one who "knows" without “knowing” that you need her.

In all of my disarray, this is what the email read:

“I miss you to pieces, too. So many pieces. Wishing I had a magic wand right about now because then you and I would be waking up on a warm beach somewhere. There would be no children, maybe husbands, definitely flowers, good books, and big fruity drinks.  It would be sunny and just barely warm, with light blue water and some guy named Sven waiting on us for our every wish (and Sven would also go around the whole beach and remove any crabs or other life that could harm the tender feet of the pretty ladies). There would be no need for money, because well, I own the island...and you own Sven. Ahaahahaaaaaa.  Sound good? :)”

I honestly needed that so much it was ridiculous.  She didn’t know how upset I was.  No one can take that from me, but this…this is all I needed.  I laughed so hard!  It was one of those throw my head back guffaw sort of laughs. 
The thing is she completely just underwent the most insane surgery because she {no joke} stepped on a crab and a portion of his claw was stuck in her foot.  And I am deathly allergic to shellfish.  So while most of you thought that might be strange to have Sven go around picking up crabs for us… I assure you, it is a very important job.

It’s the little things in life that have always gotten me through. 
Thanks Sheila Bee… lots of loves back your way!
I hope you all have someone like this in your life - that woman that just “knows” without “knowing” 
If not we’re accepting applications. {wink}  
We're here for you.
And Sven has a brother I will send your way… {snicker}




  1. wow...beautiful post...so happy i know you...

  2. What a wonderful friend you have and what a wonderful post. Everything you said rings true. Hope your days get better. :)

  3. I'm glad you had someone who showed up just on time to make you laugh :) I love how God works. He takes great care of us through others. Take care!

  4. Awww, how sweet. I'm glad your were able to laugh off some of the blues. Where's that e-mail link tag thing so I can write and say, "Pick your own town!"

  5. This is beautiful! I need an application please. :)

  6. I love this! It's so nice to have a good friend to cheer us up :)

  7. My sister in law really needs to read your prayer and take it into consideration for herself! Loved this post! You have wonderful friends.

  8. She sounds like the perfect bestie for you! :0)
    And I love everything else you had to say... to sum it all up, we women have to stick together! :0)

  9. I want a friend like that! Youre so lucky, i definitely could use someone like that in my life. I hope the situation gets better for your kids, whatever it may be, but just know that they are confused and trying to adjust. Give them a little time <3

  10. Sven's brother is named Viggo, and yes, he's for hire, but only when he's done with my pedicure. And the love goes both ways my friend. I loved the post and love you! sniff...giggle...yes, I did both! :)

  11. This was beautiful. I needed to read it today - I. Am. EXHAUSTED. One of those weeks where the mom job wears you out. (And I only have 2!) I do have girls who are there for me -- but today -- your post did the trick! :) I laughed and smiled and yes please send Sven's brother my way! I could use a fruity girlie drink and a back massage! :) Much love to you girlie! Your blog is one of my daily smiles! :) xo, Reannah


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