Ah… the feet of a one-month-old. So sweet. So tender. So not-calloused. She knows nothing right now except eating, sleeping, crying, and pooping. Her day consists of the same thing over and over and over again. She’s oblivious to changes in her surroundings.
Sometimes I wonder if things in my life will ever settle down. Things just happen all the time. It seems unbelievable when I actually tell anyone.
Today at work, someone said “how are things going with you… any better?” And I had to stop and think which “situation” they were talking about.
My brain really quick thought …
- does she want to know if our garage is back in order from the drunk driver that drove through it?
- is she referring to the fact that we have 14 people living in our house? (which is way awesome by the way!)
- does she want to know if my husband’s head is healing from the 21 stitches he got last week at the ER?
- is she referring to my brother-in-law at the ICU?
- is she referring to my daughter moving to another country in a few short weeks?
- does she mean with me quitting my job and starting my own business?
- is she referring to me being sick for a week with this stupid cough/gag/mucus stuff?
- is she referring to the fact that in a couple days I’m taking off work to move my sister-in-law to college?
I ran through each of those scenarios in my head, took a deep breath to start answering her questions…. then I said “What do you mean?”
“Oh…just cuz you were so busy this morning.”
It’s so easy to forget that other people aren’t you. They have no idea all the things that are bottled up inside of you. Stress to one person looks completely different than stress to another. I keep telling myself what a privilege it is to have excitement in our lives every single day.
Today, I even googled “encouraging Bible verses for when life is crazy”. Then, I stopped and said “Why did you just google that????”. Like google knows. duh.