You Are Great...

Ever have one of those days when you just feel off?

I woke up this morning with a cloud hovering over my head. I am not sure why... probably because last week was the one good week of the month that God gives a woman and I am just on the letdown from that. It is kind of like when you get dressed up and go out with your husband and you have a few glasses of wine with dinner and you are feeling fun and flirty and everything is happy and sparkly... and then you wake up the next morning with a big ol' headache and you are wondering why you are still grasping the wine glass from the restaurant. In these situations, I usually just get up and walk into the kitchen to wash the wine glass, add it to my collection of priceless stolen restaurant glasses,and get on with the day.

But today I couldn't seem to shake it. I miss my husband. I miss normal. Loneliness is a painful thing to endure and if any of you out there are lonely-I understand. I empathize with what you are feeling.

So this little video is for you-because after I watched it, I smiled.

I know it is a little long, but what else were you going to do in the next 15 minutes? Make dinner? Go to the bathroom? Check your email for the tenth time in thirty minutes? Play solitaire? Read the next blog on your list of "things to-do?" Solve the economic crisis? End world hunger? Write a book? Win an award? Discover a new single-celled species?

I found it over at Suzywoozy's Blog, who by the way is amazing in her own right. She is a missionary teaching in India:

It's time for the big adventure- leaving the security of my comfortable well-paying job, rejecting the normalcy of a teaching job and the nobility of working with an NGO... and going into the unknown mostly unaccepted world of doing God's work. I don't know how exactly God will use me, but I feel the irresistible call to mission work. Teaching is good, teaching poor kids is better, but I choose the best- bringing God's love to anyone who wants it. I know it won't be easy, for so many reasons, but that isn't the point. I KNOW that life at the centre of God's will isn't the same place as my comfort zone. I just pray that the same Jesus who calls me will give me the grace I need to live my calling.

She wrote that a year ago on her blog (One of Five) and I have kept up with her posts and all I can say about her is that she is an inspiration!

Today she was able to send her love through the Internet and smack dab into my heart-onto my face-where I was able to smile my way out of my loneliness.

So enjoy my friends-I hope this brings you joy in knowing that through God's love-you are validated!


Jud said...

I had such a headache today. I can appreciate the sense off longing you have for your mate.

There is something special about those that answer the call to be missionaries.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Watched the whole thing (well 15:01, I didn't sit through the credits). Here's what I got out of it: the chord that kept repeating, right before the clapping in the "Smile" song? I'm pretty sure that's the same chord Steve Winwood plays at the beginning of Traffic's "Glad." An A-E-A. It's a great chord.

momto5minnies said...

You are awesome!
You are amazing!
You have such a fun blog that makes me smile!
You may miss your husband, but I bet he misses you even more!

I hope you feel better ...

Urban Mom said...

You make me smile every time I come here! I don't know how you do it, holding it all together while you husband is deployed. I suppose because you HAVE to. I think that's why I like your sense of humor so much... the strength that lies underneath it. Is that making sense? I'm with momto5minnies -- I bet he misses you more too!

Anonymous said...

Love that music. Need to get off dial up. Hear 2 seconds and wait,
2 second and wait, and so on.
Love your blog.
Aunt Judi

lolaberly said...

I know that humor isn't always the best way to overcome the sad/lonely feeling (sometimes you just have to sit in it, hah), but here's someone I'd love to nominate for your next edition of man-stud of the week:

Congressman Aaron Schock

clicky here, and scroll down: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/04/aaron-schock-huffpost-rea_n_163784.html

ow ow! I hope this brings you a smile too!

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powdergirl said...

Hi there, like your so blog so much I decided to follow.
I'm sorry that you're lonely.
Many thanks to you and your family for putting up with the duress while your admirable husband fights the good fight.