Thanks for the umbrella
Friday, August 04, 2017
Today, I find myself thinking of the old adage "When it rains, it pours," but with a twist. Today, I am thinking of the umbrellas that appeared to help me do what I need to do in all this rain.
Sometimes the rain just seems to keep falling without end and it is discouraging to the point that you don't feel you can keep going. But then someone holds an umbrella over you... kind words of encouragement, messages of understanding, and cheers of "You can do it!"
I never knew that there were so many umbrellas around me. From my Awesome A team to my SparkBuddies, to my workout buddies and friends. I probably never realized it because I am one of those people who never asks for help. I just keep charging forward with all I've got. To be honest, I didn't ask for help this time either.... I didn't mention the rain pounding down on me to anyone. But somehow, I found umbrellas popping up everywhere.
This summer has been a challenge for me in many ways. My brother-in-law's house burned down. They lost 4 dogs in the fire which has been even more emotional for everyone. My father-in-law was, thankfully, rescued from the fire by firefighters. He is unable to walk.
We helped clear up everything because they didn't have enough insurance. We've also helped them find a new home. We also had to find a new home for my father-in-law in a hurry to get him released from the hospital.
The rain is slowing down now. More sprinkles than pounding thunderstorm. I am so grateful to all of the umbrellas in my life! Thank you so much!