You Are Not the Only One

by Mindy Hadley

When we first started writing these blogs we wanted to bring inspiration and the feeling of community to those around us.  You do not have to talk to anyone very long to see the toll the year 2020 has taken on people.  It has been tough.  One main item I notice when talking to people is the theme of “I am glad I am not the only one”.  A very simple statement, but very impacting when you are the person feeling isolated and alone.  So, I came up with a list. Some of them are personal to me, some are items I’ve heard others talking about.  My goal for today’s blog is to help others to realize they are not alone.  I encourage you to add to this list and share it with others.  Who knows what impact you can have on someone.

-Mindy

You’re not the only one trying to figure out how to communicate with your teenage daughter.

You’re not the only one with several days worth of laundry to do.

You’re not the only one wondering what to make for supper because your kids can’t agree on one single meal.

You’re not the only one telling your kids to get ready for bed six times.

You’re not the only one missing a loved one so much, and wishing you had just one more day with them.

You’re not the only one worrying about messing up your kids for life.

You’re not the only one wanting an evening out with friends.

You’re not the only one that wants to kick their husband in the shin for his dumb comment.

You’re not the only one wondering how you are going to get everything done.

You’re not the only one wanting to go to the bathroom by yourself.

You’re not the only one wondering what is sticky on the floor,

You’re not the only one trying to figure out eighth grade math.

You’re not the only one apologizing to your child for things you’ve said.

You’re not the only one telling your toddler please move about ten thousand times a day.

You’re not the only one driving on empty.

You’re not the only one whose children won’t listen to you until you completely lose your mind.

You’re not the only one who can’t fit into their pre-covid jeans.

You’re not the only one worrying about the kids your children are hanging out with.

You’re not the only one struggling with a life altering disease.

You’re not the only one hiding to eat a treat that you do not want to share.

You’re not the only one wondering if you are going to be able to afford healthcare.  

You’re not the only one wondering if you are enough.

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