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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

for pity's sake.....

With this kind of lifestyle, it is very easy to feel sorry for yourself. I have been through a lot, but I have also overcome a lot. I'm only 21, a stay-at-home mom with virtually no social life. My days are spent changing diapers, doing dishes, fixing meals. While friends go out shopping and dancing I stay home alone. We don't have much money. My husband is gone 95% of the time. My daughter has a terrible temper and is hitting her terrible-twos. My patience runs thin, I get sick of the whining, and I have a good cry almost every day. But I desperately try not to feel sorry for myself. I fight it with everything in me, like a boxer trying to win a match. I hate pitying myself and I cannot stand when people pity me. For me, it is a huge sign of weakness to feel sorry for yourself. I am healthy, my daughter is healthy, my husband is healthy. We may not be together much but the moments I do get with my hubby are such treasures because of it. We are blessed enough to live in this amazing, free country. I have an awesome family and support system. I have a God who loves, forgives, and takes care of me. I may not have all that I want, but I surely have all that I need. I don't live in the dirt, I don't go hungry. My daughter is well fed and taken care of. She gets to enjoy her childhood instead of slaving away in fields or taking care of herself, scrounging for food.

Yes my life is hard, that is for sure. But I am not going to feel sorry for myself. I have too much to be thankful for.

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