Thursday, July 21, 2011

The difference one day makes...

I think yesterday's post was preparing me for today. All that crazy "be like Pooh Bear" stuff was setting me up to either eat my words today or manage to get through today a little bit more gracefully.

I can't really give out any details just yet, but the today has been a whirlwind of emotions as my husband and I react to the news that a very dear friend's family has been struck with a tragedy. It's very sad, very emotional, and totally and completely mind boggling.

And while I still managed to get on the treadmill and run this morning (not sure how I managed to get the motivation to do that), I'm now sitting here and completely erasing all that working out by eating peanut butter with a spoon right out of the container. (Don't tell my husband...I am double-dipping).

It's hard to believe that 24 hours ago, I was sitting at this exact table, listening to the exact same sounds (snoring kids, the coffee pot brewing my afternoon caffeine fix, the dogs pacing the tile floors, looking for that perfect snoozing spot, the blessed air conditioning unit whirring away), writing about my dreams being realized. Now, everything's the same....except for the fact that a friend's dream was just shattered unexpectedly.

I feel helpless, having moved 3000 miles away from this friend and her family, and unable to physically be there right now. What I can do, however, is ask you for your prayers. When she gives me the okay, I can write more, but for now, please keep my friend, her family, and their comfort in your prayers.

Thank you.


  1. It's incredible how one day everything is so normal and the next, something happens that leaves you shaken to the core. Prayers from PA going out for your friend and her family. Xoxo

  2. Heidi, I've been unable to get the tragedy out of my mind since I learned about it this morning. I offered my Mass today for all involved. I was catching up on e-mail and FB and crying for your friends when I noticed your link to this blog post. I use whatever I can find to help me on my journey. When I read what you wrote about Pooh Bear this quote immediately came to my mind:

    “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together...there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you." ~ Winnie the Pooh

    God bless you,

    MishyB (CMOMC)

  3. Thank you guys, so much. I'm still reeling - I wish I could tell you more, but I just can't until my friend gives me the all-clear.

    Mishy, that quote is perfect. Thank you.