You know that feeling that makes you feel like the weight of the world is crushing your spirit?
Like everything is just too much and you would rather curl up in a hole than even try to get dressed and keep going?
Like the slighted mention of even a broken cookie brings you to tears and you sob until your eyes burn?
That's kind of where I've been.
I know that Dan and the kids don't understand, even I don't understand.
The past few months have been a struggle. There has been death all around me. And just loss in general. It just seems like everything has kind of been shaken up.
And I'm just tired.
Tired of running. Tired of working all the time (phew- glad that is over for the next year). Tired of always having something that needs my attention- none of which are things I love giving my attention to (dust balls, messy drawers, out of control laundry, dirty cars, weedy flower beds, dirty carpets).
Last weekend, some friends invited us out for the afternoon to their home.
And it turned out to be just what my soul was in need of.
And at the end of the night we all sat on benches surrounded by colorful tiki torches and watched a 2 hour firework show over their pond. The teenagers in charge of lighting them all did a great job with timing and not catching themselves on fire. And we all enjoyed just enjoying.
I suppose someday the 'funny' will come back into my spirit. But for now it is not there. Sometimes I think people assume that because I laugh and joke most of the time, that I am frivilous or not a deep spirit......but I am. And I do have feelings. And I do have important thoughts. And I do have more to me than just joking around all the time. I just enjoy the fun too. I'm trying hard to develope a sense of 'value' of myself. It's slow coming, that's for sure. But I also think that might be a 'gift' that God gives to some of us, a sort of humbleness in not thinking of yourself important. So there is that too. But it sure does make it hard when people go out of their way to hurt you, or point out your flaws, or shower their meaness in my direction.
Wow- what a downer. Perhaps I will crack open one of my wine slushies a little early today and try to shake this funk!
Happy Fourth of July- try not to blow anything of importance up today : )