I know that I have nothing to complain about. I live in a comfortable home with my healthy family. My problems can't even compare to the suffering that goes on in the world. But, I am going to share three sad things that I've experienced recently, with the full knowledge that it could be much worse.
1. Our crepe myrtle trees are completely covered in icky scale disease. It's gross. They look bad. It might kill them.
2. I spilled the grape juice on my off-white skirt when I took communion this morning. I've been taking communion over 20 years now, people, and this is the first time I've ever spilled the grape juice. And I wish I could blame it on Lucas, but he was sitting in Cody's lap. I just dropped it. Plain and simple.
and now for the very worst thing:
3. My beautiful Mother's Day platter with the kids' handprints and Lucas' footprint fell today and broke into pieces. I wept like a child. I stood there sobbing until Cody physically removed me from the scene. Then I climbed the stairs on all fours and laid down at the top and sobbed those deep heaving sobs that leave a person feeling totally exhausted.