It's always tough when you try to do the best thing for people and set the record straight and no one cooperates or appreciates and/or push back when there isn't anything to push at.
Seems to me that life should be a little bit easier at times, you know? But no lingering worries. I slept on it and woke up singing Patti LaBelle's song, "I've got a new attitude!"
Just when you begin to feel a little sorry for yourself you discover that someone has it worse than you.
A friend of mine has a new little granddaughter, born very premature and obviously severely underweight.
This friend and I are keeping is contact when ever she can get time away from worrying about the baby, her daughter and her abusive boyfriend, while still trying to work her night job. Until today, she had sounded positive and hopeful for the outcome of her granddaughter, but when she called me today, I could hear it in her voice.
Something had changed.
The baby's lungs just won't work and the doctors have given up hope that they ever will. This tiny miracle of a child 3 weeks old and fighting to live everyday since her birth, won't make it until the end of the week.
My friend sounds...bad. She sounds like she barely has enough energy to even talk. So my thoughts and prayers are for her, her daughter and for a miracle that this tiny baby girl will continue to live without being brain damage due to lack o oxygen and that she'll grow strong healthy lungs and that she'll get to be held by her loving grandmother and play with her sister and brother.
My stressful weekend pales in comparison to what others might be going through.
Sometimes, I think we all can be a bit selfish, sometimes.