Monday, March 7, 2011
I had a hell of a weekend friends.
It wasn't good.
Friday morning my heart broke a little bit (okay a lot) for one of my best friends. Her life was turned upside down when she received some news (HERE), and it made my heart ache.
Friday evening I found out a girlfriend has just been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma/Leukemia. My heart broke a little bit more, as my knees buckled beneath me, with this news.
I had a full weekend scheduled, and so I kept going. Have you ever felt like a pinball? Like you were being knocked left and right and back and forth...and you weren't really feeling any of it? Just bouncing, and going where it took you? That is somewhat how I felt this weekend.
I just kept going. I went to the Verispa for another spray tan. I think I found "my color". The whole "bronze" tone is completely wrong for me. I'm too fair. But the Verispa Clear Level I is a home run! (ps...if you live in Smalltown, VA and spray tan...Groupon has a great deal for the spray tan place today!!!)
TEN and I went to Barbie and Ken's house after the party to visit in a low key environment. We had a great time, and I ended up falling asleep on the couch. I wasn't 100% sure where I was when I woke up, but I was upstairs in a bed at Barbie's. I think the emotional exhaustion had simply taken it's toll. I couldn't even get myself home!
Sunday was a day of healing for me. My soul was given a bit of rejuvination, and my body was given rest. TEN made an effort to make me laugh throughout the day, and I started to feel my heart soar. And I've got to focus on continuing along that path. Because if I fall apart, I'm of absolutely no use to those who really do need me right now.
So, there you have it.
The sun doesn't always shine in T's world, but never you mind...I've still got a tan :)
P.S. I'm not going to tell the stories of my two girlfriends here on my blog. They aren't my stories to tell. But, if you believe in prayer...and the strength it gives those that you are praying for...please say a prayer for my two friends. They are both incredibly strong women, and I believe whole heartedly that they will both recover from the challenges they have been handed. They will be fine. Eventually. But for today...they need our prayers.