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What Keeps Me Going

Fridays on this space are dedicated to sharing what keeps me going... A moment, a photo, an event or a memory that stands out against whatever might have gone wrong or felt dark in the last seven days.


Surprisingly, this week was filled with little things that kept my spirits up amidst the endless poo and ick. All in all, I am amazed with how well Addie handled the grosstastic drama and how much I was able to get done in spite of it. When I stop and think about each day, there was this sound that kept humming and swirling in the background, provding constant comfort and reassurance that all would soon be well... The ever faithful sounds of what will henceforth be known as Fred and Wilma.


I have never named an appliance before, but after the past four days, these two certainly deserve an upgrade from such a common stature. When we bought them, I secretly wondered if we were being a bit extravagant and just following a silly trend. Never again will I have any doubts.

Fred and Wilma, you gave me strength when I thought I would crumble. Not once did you complain when I shoved mounds of stinky, stained, disgusting linens in your face and you always did your thankless job the first time around. Fred, you took out every speck of ick and never made me pre-wash by hand. Wilma, you added lightness and fluff to what was once drab and garbage worthy. You were the heartbeat of our home this week and I will always love you for that.

Because of Fred and Wilma's diligence, Addie and I were able to focus on the normal parts of our days and getting her better. And better, she is! Yesterday afternoon we finally made it outside to enjoy the warm and sunny weather. I don't know if there was ever a time I loved seeing this face more...



I would love it if you joined me in sharing what keeps you going! Leave a comment to let me know you're participating and each week, I will include a list of everyone who is playing along.

**Special thanks to my dear friend Katie, my sisters Emily and Kate (who can be found here and here), and also to my dad for sharing your moments last week. Kisses and hugs...

4 comments:

Ginny said...

I am glad you guys are feeling better! And I am loving these new words I am learning from blog buddies: Grosstastic, and craptacular...

Kate said...

What kept me going this week: finding out that after working so hard to buy a new house (on short sale) and waiting for so many steps of the process to be completed, we found out this week that the last big step was complete and now there is nothing left standing between us and closing on the house of our dreams! And I'm pretty sure that looking forward to closing on the 23rd is what's going to keep me going all of next week too!!!

Jamie said...

What kept me going this week was the kindness of friends. A friend took both kids for MOST of the day on Monday and then invited me for dinner. Another friend had us all over for dinner on Tuesday (while Greg was out of town). It was those gestures of kindness that kept me going in what could have been an insane/lonely/stressed out week! Oh and I got two major rooms organized and cleaned and that is keeping me going now!

Dennis said...

The Cabin. At least for 2 days. The week, dare I say "from hell" since I am a man of the cloth, was not the week of vacation I had planned. A conference (unscheduled), 2 critical evening meetings, trip planning for a national convention, and the death of a 91 year old lady (I got the call 10 miles from the Michigan border) meant that I had only 3 days out of the 7 where I was not doing something related to work. But the cabin again proved a place of respite, be it a shortened one as I had to come back early for the funeral and related planning. What kept me going? The cabin.