I don't know if you've ever woken up in?excruciating pain from a calf that's decided to go into spasm. That was my wake up call this morning and I did everything in my power not to burst out cry and start screaming in agony ... it was that sore. After it settled, the reality must have hit and remembered the pain of waking up on the morning when my disk in my lower back had ruptured. I managed to fall back asleep but the damage was done and with an aching calf came a little trigger of fears and anxiety. For whatever reason it's left me feeling depressed and anxious and I'm kinda forcing a blog. Actually, I'm forging everything.
Bless my family for rallying around me. Breakfast was made, my mom is reminding me that my back is never going to go back to what is was and my brother-in-law is obsessively trying to tickle me to get a laugh.
My Uncle and Aunt who came from overseas to see my little sis get married leave today. My uncle is lost without my dad and so we have all decided to take him curry, (just like he would have done with my dad) so the pressure is on to snap out of the is mood.
I'm on my 3rd cup of tea and that hasn't helped.
I'm listening to all my favourite country songs and that hasn't worked yet.
I've played with Saphirah and not even her purring and cuddling has worked yet.
The wacky statements of my Facebook friends don't seem as funny, so that hasn't worked yet either.
My stats weren't as cheery as I thought the would be, so that hasn't worked?particularly?well.
Little sis and brother-in-law said they will treat me to lunch but nothing seems to excite me enough to work.
But ... then I realised ...
Tomorrow I am going to breakfast with one of my dearest friends. I haven't seen her since June last year and haven't spoken to her since our brief call on the day of my birthday in September. The call yesterday was part of her healing process and a sign that she is going to make it through. She suffers from Manic bipolar and there are days, when I haven't heard from her in a few months, when I wonder if she didn't surrender to it.
She likes it that way ... she vanishes out of sight for a while because she can't cope with life at all. She knows when it's time to come but and I hold my breath for the months while I wait to hear from her. This was one of the worst in about 15 years, she told me yesterday. But tomorrow we are going out to celebrate her coming out on the other side of it ... a little braver, a little wiser, but still wondering why?
There are more stories that just my BP friend. I am surrounded by incredible people who survive each day with more than just a fleeting moment of anxiety or a bout of depression.
Then there are those who we will spend the rest of our lives asking ... why?
This one's for you ...
This is a truly special post, Jo. I have the song on repeat. 😉
Sending you a big hug.
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One of those truly humble moments, Greggie!
I think the hug is starting to work ... love you my friend!
I've never heard this song before but it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
I'm glad to hear your friend has made a breakthrough in her healing; she is lucky to have such a wonderful and caring friend in her presence... and to help her through the particularly rough patches.
I hope you feel better soon, girl. Much *HUGS* to you.
This is why I love spreading country music around. There are some powerful songs that tell the most unbelievable stories.
It's scary to be friends with someone who suffers so badly from bipolar, so thank you very much for your beautiful message! It's made me feel that much better.
Looking forward to another awesome read from you ...
Hugs and abundant love always ...
This is a moving song and a deep message. Thank you for sharing it.
Thanks so much Mandy. It's special for me to be able to spread some of these magical songs when so many people have such a bad outlook on country music.
This made me cry. You are making me fall in love with country music.
This is the best news! I cry so often when I discover new country songs, so this means the world to me.
You write from the heart. Thank you for sharing your link with me.
Thanks so much for stopping past and visiting the site. I'm glad you saw such a meaningful post!
You speak from the heart. Lovely song and post.
Thank you so much! I'm so glad I had the courage to share it with everyone because I kept thinking it was too depressing for a weekend wake up call.
Thank you very much!