Friday, August 1, 2008

The One Where I Feel All Scattered

Late Wednesday, I returned from a fabulous little trip with the Sugar. We took a drive....the longest drive we've had in a long time, and I have to say.....The Sugar is an awesome traveler. She literally entertained herself for 4 hours with a small plastic snake we received at the Dentist in May. The girl just rocks.

We were away from home for six days, and 5 nights. There were some VERY late nights, and some wonderfully late mornings. There was fog, drizzle, and a bit of sun. We saw a good friend, and some distant relatives. There was some good food, and some nice exercise. Life is good.

Upon returning to the land of Living and Loving, things got a bit sketchy. I had to leave Sugar Bear with the Grandparents, so that I might work today. The babysitter is off on a much deserved Vacation. After being with Sugar Bear 24/7 (literally, as we slept together) for 6 days, I am certainly feeling like someone cut off my arm. I miss her greatly. My huge desire to have her in my arms might be intensified by the fact that I am feeling emotionally drained. Sad news is abounding. A dear friend has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and my heart is hurting for her. Suzy is an amazing mother of two young boys, and a caring friend. Any and all prayers would be appreciated, and if you have a moment, head on over to her blog and give her a little love.

I don't know about you....but bad news seems to come in threes......ugh. Another friend's mother suddenly was diagnosed with metastasized breast cancer. It is very serious, and she is requesting some prayer as well. Her mother is only 49, and the cancer has spread to her brain and lungs. My heart aches for this family.

I went to bed last night wondering what number three would be. I have another friend who had a lump removed from her breast today, and thankfully it isn't looking at all like cancer. I am praying for a speedy recovery for her. The good news was muchly needed today.

The first news I received after walking into my place of work today was devastating. A co-workers tweenage daughter had a freak accident while helping haul in some hay bales yesterday afternoon. She feel from a large hay trailer and has suffered a severe head injury. I believe she had surgery last night, and as of this evening....she still isn't awake. Her condition is stated to be stable, yet serious. I am reeling from this news. I simply can not imagine the worry, and fear. Please send some prayers for the family. It is so very appreciated.

These three situations have me a bit discombobulated, and leaves me feeling scattered. I am aching to hold my Sugar, yet have things to accomplish before I pick her up tomorrow evening. I had blog posts planned....yet can't seem to garner the energy to do them. I haven't even uploaded my vacation photos from my camera to my computer yet. I KNOW......I KNOW.....it is a sure sign that I am preoccupied, isn't it?

Life is precious. We need to embrace it. Find your joy....let go of your disappointments. Make life what you want from it. Love hard. Dance, sing, and laugh. Hold hands, and hug loved ones tight. Don't wait for tomorrow....now's the time. NOW!!!!

Before I go snuggle up to a sleeping Hubby, I'd like to point you towards a great web based magazine one of my bloggity friends has created called, Root & Sprout. I do believe that this is the third issue of Root & Sprout, and yours truly contributed a little something something. My article it the third one on this link. Check it out! I know Lis would love your support, and many of you should consider submitting articles as well. It is easy, and fun.

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Root & Sprout said...

I am so very sorry about the bad news in your life right now. Many thoughts for you and them . . . .

holly said...

sending good thoughts.

sorry about the rule of threes. i normally like the number three, but sometimes it is evil.

Autumn said...

Oh Core, I know the feeling. Unfortunaley this was a year of threes, fours, fives.... for me too.
My heart goes out to those that are fighting for life. It always serves as a reminder to live every day to it's fullest and not take others for granted.
I read your post over at Root & Sprout. I too love watching my parents with Bug, it's such a special relationship.
Hugs to you my friend.

Kimberly said...

Oh wow hun, scattered indeed! I'm so sorry your heart has to be weighed down by all this sadness, but love how you're trying to find the sweet reminder in it all that life is so very, very precious.

Jules said...

Hey Corey
I just came from R&S to say congrats on your article.
I'm so sorry to hear about your friends' tragedies. My heart goes out to them.

Jenty said...

Sorry to hear about your news. Life is indeed very precious. On my way to check out your article

Lindy said...

all that bad news- so sorry to hear it and I hope you're feeling better soon.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

I'm so sorry about all of the bad news, Corey. I know exactly how you feel, just wanting to pull your dearest people close to you to reassure yourself and them that everything will be okay! Hope you're snuggled up with SB right now, and feeling a little more steady and comforted.

Christina said...

I am so sorry for your pain, my friend. It seems there is bad news everywhere we turn these days. Our litle ones have a way of healing the pain, tho, and I hope your sweet Sugar has brought you joy and comfort this weekend. Hugs!

Oh, and your article on Root & Sprout is great!

MamaGeek said...

You are absolutely right. Enjoy life when it's good. I am SO sorry to hear about these three events. It's just incredibly sad given their ages.

Nancy said...

I visit occasionally and surely hear your sadness and concern for your friends. Saying prayers for strangers is what we are all about. Lifting you and your friends to the Divine Healer, is an honor.

goewynn said...

I'll be saying prayers for all of these situations. It is definitely unsettling when you have even one of these things hit you. To have several at once is even more difficult. Hugs!

Killlashandra said...

Wow, I'm sorry to hear all the news came at you so quickly and in a set of 3. That would be difficult. My heart goes out to all three families. You're right though, it's so important to not let the negativity get you down. Enjoy your snuggles. :)

CMB said...

OMG! That is too much. My prayers are with them all. I hope things turn around for the better quickly.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Sending love and good thoughts Corey. And your article was beautiful.

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