Saturday, February 12, 2011

Support that Keeps the Faith

At this moment, I feel lucky.  Lucky that in every arena of my life, I can find support when I need it.  Support is a tricky thing during trying times like these.  At times, you need it more than anything, but find yourself mute by the emotional strain.  All at once, you finally open up.  The support that follows, filled with heart felt talks and thoughtful gestures, is the very best remedy.  Honestly, it feels as though I am cuddled up on the couch in front of the fire sipping a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup!  Now that is hear-warming!  And then, all of a sudden, while overcome by the darkness, you find yourself wishing no one knew a bit about your personal life, in order to avoid the perceived pity and the fear of constant questioning.

I know that there will always be ups and downs like this, for this journey is quite the roller coaster ride.  But, at this moment, I feel lucky that I have found, in some, the purest form of support:  comments when they can tell you need them, no pregnancy questions, an ear when you need and want one.  Whether personal friends or anonymous bloggers, it is exactly what I need at this moment.

In fact, this morning I woke up to see exactly what I needed at this moment in my inbox.  Exactly what I needed from none other than my boss.  While checking work emails, I open one to read this:


No matter what happens along this path of vulnerability, you are an outstanding human being.  Don't lose sight of that. We're all in your corner to cheer you on as a person, as an aspiring mother, and as a nurturing teacher. Here is my official, "Have a great weekend"

And then, the tears start to flow!  From pure happiness and feelings of immeasurable fortune, they flow.  I  can't imagine what an amazing place I have found myself in where I get this kind of support and encouragement from anyone, let alone, my boss!  It is this support that makes me feel like the little set backs are just that, little setbacks, instead of the insurmountable, life-ending dramas I once saw them as.  Support and the perspective it brings is a beautiful thing!  

2 comments:

New Year Mum said...

I'm new to blogging too and have found it a great support and release for me along this frustrating journey :( What a lovely message you received :) Looking forward to sharing the journey with you :)) xo

bean dreams said...

Thanks New Year Mum! It is so wonderful to have people to go through this with. Looking forward to sharing in your journey as well!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Support that Keeps the Faith

At this moment, I feel lucky.  Lucky that in every arena of my life, I can find support when I need it.  Support is a tricky thing during trying times like these.  At times, you need it more than anything, but find yourself mute by the emotional strain.  All at once, you finally open up.  The support that follows, filled with heart felt talks and thoughtful gestures, is the very best remedy.  Honestly, it feels as though I am cuddled up on the couch in front of the fire sipping a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup!  Now that is hear-warming!  And then, all of a sudden, while overcome by the darkness, you find yourself wishing no one knew a bit about your personal life, in order to avoid the perceived pity and the fear of constant questioning.

I know that there will always be ups and downs like this, for this journey is quite the roller coaster ride.  But, at this moment, I feel lucky that I have found, in some, the purest form of support:  comments when they can tell you need them, no pregnancy questions, an ear when you need and want one.  Whether personal friends or anonymous bloggers, it is exactly what I need at this moment.

In fact, this morning I woke up to see exactly what I needed at this moment in my inbox.  Exactly what I needed from none other than my boss.  While checking work emails, I open one to read this:


No matter what happens along this path of vulnerability, you are an outstanding human being.  Don't lose sight of that. We're all in your corner to cheer you on as a person, as an aspiring mother, and as a nurturing teacher. Here is my official, "Have a great weekend"

And then, the tears start to flow!  From pure happiness and feelings of immeasurable fortune, they flow.  I  can't imagine what an amazing place I have found myself in where I get this kind of support and encouragement from anyone, let alone, my boss!  It is this support that makes me feel like the little set backs are just that, little setbacks, instead of the insurmountable, life-ending dramas I once saw them as.  Support and the perspective it brings is a beautiful thing!  

2 comments:

New Year Mum said...

I'm new to blogging too and have found it a great support and release for me along this frustrating journey :( What a lovely message you received :) Looking forward to sharing the journey with you :)) xo

bean dreams said...

Thanks New Year Mum! It is so wonderful to have people to go through this with. Looking forward to sharing in your journey as well!