This has been a very painful week… and it’s only Wednesday!
Pain comes in many forms. There is the all-too-familiar physical pain and I’ve been dealing with a lot of that. From my “bad hip” and arthritic neck to the peripheral neuropathy that has made sleeping, and even resting, a big challenge. All of that has been really cranked up into high gear this week and longer. It’s not been any fun, I assure you.
Then comes the mental and emotional pain of having so many loved ones in serious, and some even dire, medical situations. It’s hell on earth to watch loved ones go through such things and know that you cannot help them.
Next comes the pain of seeing so many friends laid off from their jobs this week. This has happened far too often over the past few years. It’s another powerless situation. The desire is to make things better, but, again, the desire doesn’t match up with the capability. When you see people displaced, and their lives thrown into such upheaval, yet you’re still employed, it tends to bring on “survivors’ guilt” of sorts and that carries its own brand of pain.
Lastly, but in no ways least, is the never-ending pain and sorrow that I feel for the loss of my sweet Cindy. There is not a second of any day that I do not think of her and wish, with all of my heart, that she was still here with me.
Yes, it’s a painful week, but the wonderful thing about pain is that it usually doesn’t last forever. We deal with it, learn to live with what we must and we overcome the rest. That’s the phase I’m in right now. I’m pressed on all sides, but I am, in no way, defeated. It’s a good day to press on.
Have a great Wednesday, y’all.