Friday, April 11, 2008

Touchdown for the Tender Mercies

(Thanks to Katie for the title.) You know that the Lord is looking out for you when the morning after posting that last entry you get a call from a girl in your ward inviting you along with some other moms to go to the museum and you have a really good time just talking and being with other adults. Yay for tender mercies and for people who listen to and act on promptings!

5 comments:

Lindsay said...

Hooray for those tender mercies indeed! This week I've had a few, very much needed tender mercies along these same lines and it's been so refreshing....like I can go to sleep at night and know that I'll want to get out of bed the next day.

Sarah said...

Becca! I sure do love you so much. You were on my mind last week so much, and I was not one of the people who called. I even had the phone in my hand, with your number on the screen and some child of mine started crying and drama unfolded (I know that's a shocker!). I wish I could tell you how much I really understand where you are at. The hardest time in my life to adjust to was when I was home alone with Joe. I loved being a stay at home mom, and I thought that it would be a piece of cake for me...but I never knew about the lonliness factor. I felt fulfilled as a mom and wife, but so lonely as a person. There were times that I didn't know if I could have an adult conversation anymore because it had been so long since I had had one. It was painfully hard for me. I feel where you're at, and I want you to know that I understand. I love and respect you more than you know, and I would hope that you would call me if you ever need to get out and have some lunch or anything. I always love a good excuse for having family over!!! You are so awesome, and this time in your life will pass by and you will be amazed at how quickly those voids will be filled.

Ruth Mannion said...

You know you are always welcome at my house also:). I guess I'm not the easiest person to visit, though. I've been thinking about you, too, but just didn't know what to say. I know how those days go, and Bracken gets home and I just talk and talk and talk, about the most ridiculous things because I just need to talk to another grown up. It doesn't make the day to day easier, but it helps to know we're all in it together. I think of a thought I heard once, that the days are long, but the years are fast. I think even the months and the weeks are fast, but the days sure can stretch out. Know that I love and admire you.

Barret, Charmain & Lucas said...

Becca! It's Charmain (well, Barret and Lucas too). I found your blog from Missy to Ruth to you! Geez...I guess that kind of makes me a stalker. I hope you're doing well, and I hope you don't mind if we become readers! Check us out at runyonlife.blogspot.com

Becca said...

Thanks you for your sweet comments! It's kind of nice to know I'm not the only one to have gone through this. And Charmain, welcome! I'm glad you found me!