Wednesday, January 25, 2012

One of those days...

It's Wednesday which means I normally do my What I'm Loving Wednesday and Oh How Pinteresting link up. Today has been a tough day to say the least. Today's edition will be a tad different.

Where to begin...

I wake up in a great mood ready to take on the day but had a heavy heart because I knew what was coming later in the day... I roll over give my wonderful husband a hug and kiss and force myself to get out of bed. I decided to wear my hair up, school sweatshirt and jeans today. I put my diamond earrings on to make myself not feel like a totally slob. Hug and kiss my hubby, give Ace some pats and head to school. Get to school... everything is great (minus some hot hair that was made hotter by the lovely, much needed rain). Kids are on their best behavior (minus one but it's expected). Then it starts...

Text from husband...
"The roof is leaking again."
Awesome, this is only the 4th time I have received this message since May. I don't know why it is so difficult to stop a leak in the roof, garage, wherever it was coming from. I think to myself, it's not that big of a deal, just a leak it will/can be fixed.

Next, getting ready for my sub because I took a half day off. Kids still great, over the leak and my sub plans were coming together great. It was 10:30 getting ready to walk out of the door to head home and I am approached by another teacher. Won't go into to much detail but I was told that I share my opinion to much and need to keep it to myself. Awesome. Soak that in and move on. Crying, annoyed, livid...but move on.

The rain had stopped, nice drive home and then I get home. I wish I had taken a picture but I was kinda running late from the unexpected (pointless) convo that happened before I left school. Open the garage, see that hubby had placed a bucket to catch the dripping water but notice that the entire floor of the garage is wet. I'm thinking to myself that the little leak in the roof cannot cause that much water. Walk through the garage and notice a stream (yes, a stream) of water coming from the water heater... hmm go figure another leak. This leak has soaked the ENTIRE garage floor. I start moving things that are getting ruined off the floor (keep in mind I had to be some where in 30 mins. or so). 3 boxes of our stuff ruined. That's ok, not going to fret it. Just move on. Go to take a shower, hot water turned off to stop the leak... Not ok, I needed to get ready. Not a big deal, I just washed my hair with cold water.

The thing that I was least looking forward to was finally here. One of my best friends dad's passed away this past Friday. I leave to go to one of my best friends dad's funeral. It all hit me when I got there that the little problems/issues that come up are so small compared to the big picture. I was beyond irritated about the leak, the conversation at school, the second leak but then I saw my friend and realized how many things in my everyday life that I take for granted. I felt guilty, horrible, selfish, and sad. I could do nothing but walk away and cry myself a good cry. Seeing so many people that I had never met mourn the way they did made the events of my morning not matter.

If you are still reading, here is the short version of what all of that means...

What I'm Loving Today is the fact that I am here, living this amazing life, with amazing friends and family. I don't know where I would be without each and every person in my life. God knows what will happen and why. Days like today happen but there is always a reason and it's just part of his plan. This song was played today and I lost it...
I pray for strength for my friend and family. I cannot imagine what she and her family are going through. We have bad days and sometimes forget about all of the good that we are surrounded by. Days like today really make you take a step back and realize how amazing life is.

I burnt my finger while making dinner and am now off to apply ice.

9 comments:

SprinkledWithLove said...

:( i love you allison. such a true post....my past 3 days at work taught me the exact same thing...

Morgan Neal said...

I just tuned in to follow your blog a few short days ago but I love it & this post! So true & so right! You made me cry! Such a sweet post! Hope your week gets better sweet girl! :) and y'all fix that leak!

Allison said...

This post made me a little teary...I needed this post this morning. I don't normally check my blog from work, but I needed a distraction and this was perfect for me to see. I've had a week that sounds like your day yesterday, but you are so right to put it all in perspective! Praying you have an amazing day! Thanks for your insight! :) And I can't wait for your recipes!!!

Kristen said...

Granted you had a bad day, but what an awesome perspective to have at the end of it. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's Dad and your bad day. We all have them, but what matters is how we respond to it. Don't let this ruin your week!

Erin said...

Thanks for being so honest. It was a very heart-felt post. Passing on some strength and hugs to you and your friend!!

Ashley said...

My prayers go out to you, I got teary eyed while reading this. It is definitely the little things that make us realize what an amazing and blessed life we lead. Take some time this weekend for yourself, you deserve it!

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

*hugs* I hope your day was better today...and that you are doing okay! I feel for you, as we have all had those days, and you're right; in the grand scheme of life, little problems that some people blow out of proportion mean nothing when you deal with the loss of a loved one. Hang in there and cry when you need to, be mad when you need to. Hope you take care of yourself and just be kind to yourself...you had a really rough one. Sorry I missed this post yesterday..

Ashley said...

Your day did stink, but you're totally right -nothing compared to your friends day! Sometimes we forget to just be thankful when things are going wrong. We are all guilty. The fact that you recognized it and changed your thoughts shows that you aren't any of those things you mentioned! Praying for your sweet friend and you in all your sucky situations right now! :)

Married...with a Pup said...

Wow, what a stressful, frustrating, and horrible day! However, it is so great of you to be there for your friend. It's time like these where we realize how much friends and family matter to us.