Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Reality check......

This morning I was feeling a little bit stressed. The housework schedule is on plan, the shopping list is ready for Friday, everything else has a time and day to be collected, dusted, hoovered etc. I went to the shops and got my Triplicate book and new pens ready to take orders at the school tonight, I bought a communion card for my daughter, birthday card for my son from us and a brother card for my daughter to give her brother, I bought a 50th card for my SIL, an anniversary card for the hubby and 5 cards for a £1, handcrafted, lovely cards as there is always a birthday in our family. I love The Card Factory! I exchanged the shoes I bought on Saturday as they were a bit small and bought a mini cardigan as I don't think the weather is going to be 'all that' on Saturday. I have arranged my parents evening appointments to take place before everyone else this evening and my mum is coming to babysit as the hubby is on night shift. Sorted. And then I came into the unit this morning, looked at all the boxes and the orders that need to be ready for Monday and had instant panic. I am not going to make it and I am taking Friday off to get and do the food for the communion so I am a day short this week .................... aaarrrgggghhhhhh.

I decided to get it off my chest by doing a post, but before I started I thought I would check in on Nicole over at Driving with the brakes on who's little angel Quinn was born at 21 weeks and 3 days gestation and was sadly taken by the angels. This gave me a reality check, so what if the order is a few days late, so what if my living room isn't dusted, does any of it matter? The answers is quite simply no. Nicole has posted all the details of Quinn birth and passing, I have read and wept and prayed for her and her family. If you are going over for a visit I suggest you read alone and with a big box of Kleenex.

My stress has gone......who cares, it'll all work out in the end. For now I remain content that I have my family close by me.


Maggie May said...

Yes, something like this does seem to shake us up.
I will take a look at the story of Quinn with a box of tissues.
Last night my router started playing up & I was not able to get on to my blog. Was getting worked up about it & then there is all this news on China & the earthquake. That has completely taken over the news & there is no mention of Burma now. Masses of people affected here. Too much for me to even take in. But makes you feel guilty for worrying about trivialities!

Elsie Button said...

yes, we often lose a sense of perspective - it's so easy to take things for granted and worry about the little things, when there is such sadness and pain elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Nicola -

Thank you so much for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers - they have, and continue to mean a great deal to me. It is amazing to me how easy it is to get swept up in the 'little things' - I have certainly learned a lot in the last few weeks about where my priorities lie. A big hug across the pond to you!

She's like the wind said...

Maggie May - we make so much out of trivialities but that's just life and then we look around us! Popped over to visit Sam recently xx

Elsie - you are so right.xx

She's like the wind said...

Hi Nicole - so very nice to see you, I have prayed for you, wept for you and quite frankly my heart is broken for you. Sorry not exactly a pillar of strength am I?
You will certainly know where your priorities lie. I would once again like to say what a dignified way you put your words on your posts and .....sorry I'm in tears again......what a beautiful, dignified ending you gave your beautiful little angel.

Many many great big teary hugs. xx

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Just how do you get 'over' something like the loss of a child? Never but you learn to carry the baggage better as your will to carry on grows stronger. I will go and read this blog but I think I need to steel myself for that first.

Nothing in life matters so much but at least when you are sweating over the small stuff you know that however mundane that is, there is no major crisis to take over your life. That is something to be grateful for.

Frog in the Field said...

Gosh, this is an emotional one.
Very heartfelt.
Without people there really is nothing, Blogging is a wonderful friend, so glad we can support one another.

She's like the wind said...

Hi MOB - I've no idea how people cope, but then when you have other children you've just got to.

Each day I 'steel' myself up to go over and read more and each day I am in tears!

Frog - blogging is a wonderful support and I think it hs helped Nicole tremendously. xx