The Brain Deserves An Award.
Well, more than one, but I'm talking about some sort of trophy or badge or recognition just for being able to stay married to someone who is somewhat - let's call it "psychiatrically challenged" at times.
I had kind of a rough July. There were running injuries. There were vehicle issues. There were daughters with life changing news. There was youth conference coming. And there was a random myriad of other things. At several different points, I was quite sure that my head was going to explode from trying to solve so many problems on so many different levels. And so I sat down and cried.
Well, if I were completely truthful, I would tell you that first I yelled, and then I cried, and then I ranted a little bit, and there may have even been some swearing involved - for sure in my head if not out loud. (That part's a little foggy.) (Thank heavens) And then, even after I wasn't very nice, and even though he was dealing with all the same issues (except he also had a mentally, uh, "fragile" wife to deal with), he let me cry on his shoulder, and he said all the important things I needed to hear, and he did it multiple times during that month.
One of the main things he said - that I used as a life raft to get through the month - was a little 5 word phrase.
Not this one:
I Love You So Much
(though he did say that)
or this one:
You Can Do Hard Things
(but he did say that too)
The Chocolate is Ready Now
(can you believe he found even happier words than those?)
but his little mystery phrase DID get me through July, and it got me through most of August, too. Tomorrow I'll tell you what it was, and I'll even have some pictures for you!
You can try to guess mine if you want, but I'd rather hear YOUR 5 word happy phrase. What would pull you out of an uberfunk?