This post is really more for me than for you. But you can read it.

Yesterday was a Bad Day.

Work was stressful, Bug and I had an Olympics-worthy fight involving tears and yelling and snot (only some of which was from him), and also I don’t know if you know this but I am eleventy million months pregnant. Give or take.

So it didn’t go so well, yesterday. And I learned also (ok, didn’t really learn, I’ve already known this but had to acknowledge) that I am pretty much the World’s Worst Asker for Help in situations such as these. Because why ask for help when you can sit around and wallow in your own misery?

But Lorso is a good husband who cares for me, and so he lifted his Horn of Gondor and sent out the alarm from on high at his place of work.

And so the cavalry came. Two good friends (and one very sweet 10 year old to entertain Bug) showed up at my house and lent me their ears. And they talked to me and offered me their insight and wisdom. And, well, they helped me. Because I needed it.

And so I let them.

And the reason I’m writing about it is to say thanks to those two friends, but also to remind myself that receiving help does not make me weaker. It makes me stronger.

And so I am.


1 ginny { 08.22.08 at 6:49 am }

and that’s why God made husbands and calvary.

2 Carrie { 08.23.08 at 1:29 pm }

It’s so hard to ask for help but I think you got it right, in the end – it DOES make you stronger. So glad you have that support system.

3 carol { 08.23.08 at 7:20 pm }

Thoughtful , kind and wise, so how was your night in shining armor rewarded?

4 Anjie { 08.23.08 at 8:30 pm }

go you. asking for and accepting help is hard. i get that. so, all i have to say is go you.

5 Heidi { 08.24.08 at 12:15 am }

I have had to learn this lesson this year. Asking for help is a good thing. Delegating is tougher, but also helpful. Makes you humble. Makes life easier. Good for you.

6 Jill { 08.24.08 at 6:18 am }

And that, again, is what makes you an awesome mommy. You are not afraid to admit that you might still have some learning to do (as do we all!), and you are not afraid to admit when you screw up (as do we all!)

Love you!

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