Wednesday, September 01, 2010

An Attitude Adjustment...

Here I sit and I gotta tell ya, it's more than a little humbling. It's funny, every time a bitter pill needs to be swallowed by someone in my family, God puts people in my path that without even trying, flip my world upside down. Got a beautiful email from a very sweet person. Carolyn, thanks so much for lifting my family in prayer. Your continued endeavors as a prayer warrior have been such a blessing. I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you so much my friend. And thank you to all my wonderful friends online who have been keeping me and my family in their thoughts and prayers. They're being answered.
Did two major things to get my mind back on straight and feel a whole lot better. First, I went and spent the weekend with the gal pal. That woman is so far out of my league, that it's just plain silly. She has absolutely no clue as to how beautiful she really is... She was there for me and listened to me on Saturday night while I fretted, expressed fear, and felt helpless. She was so incredible in that she didn't judge. She didn't say that it was all going to be okay. She just held me close, let me vent, and comforted me and gave me some advice and absolutely alleviated my fears and frustrations. She'll deny it and I'm glad she does, but I am so unworthy of that woman. She is simply amazing...
The second big thing I did was to go to my youngest sister's house yesterday and I got a chance to talk to her and see how she was really doing. She is a wacky one that kid sister of mine. She was very talkative and we sat and talked for over an hour. She asked some questions of me and I of her. She never cried once and even considering the subject matter, we spent a majority of the time laughing. Then her oldest son who is starting high school this week, brings over a neighbor friend and fellow freshman to the house. Now I'm not one to judge, but my nephew tells me that he is not a fan of this kid and confides to me that the only reason the kid is over is because he feels sorry for him. That the kid is really annoying and aggravating is a mild overstatement. The younger nephew is in 7th grade and is quite the witty one. He was telling that he was working on his Mathematics homework. Now this dear freshman (I think his name was Scott), who is in that delicate stage of reaching puberty (as in his voice is changing), decides to demonstrate his superiority over my younger nephew Bren. It went something like this:

Dyl: what are you doing?
Bren: Mathematics homework
Scott: You call it mathematics? At my school, we call it 'math'. (at this point, captain obvious begins to aspirate from a piece of pizza going down the wrong pipe).
Bren: At my school, we call that 'choking'...

My week has turned for the better.

4 comments:

madcobug said...

Glad that you had a good weekend Mik. Cute answer your nephew gave that oh so smart kid LOL. Still sending up prayers for you and your family. Helen

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Don't sell yourself short, you go out of your way to be with those you love.

Carolyn said...

Mik, I told you not to make me cry. But then by the end of this, I was laughing my head off- so it's OK! :-) Please Mik, you gotta stop selling yourself short. Your Gal pal is not dense (you can tell her I said that!) and neither are we lol. A whole lot of us care about you alot, and when your family is hurting, you are- and we care. God Bless you all Mik. One of the things I love about you is that you can laugh through the crap. I admire that a lot about folks. Keep me posted there brother of mine, and e mail whenever you need!

FrankandMary said...

Please do not be so self-reproachful.
You are a kind, generous man.

I think I'd love the nephew also.
~Mary