Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Behind The Smile

I live a simple, quiet life. And I consider myself blessed to have a wonderful family, friends and a lovely home. It would seem my life is perfect.

But it's not.

In fact, I've been feeling miserable these past few months. I'm sick, tired and weak. And I am not enjoying 40 so much. There are days when I don't want to get out of bed; I don't want to write, to think and to feel.

However, I get up, I smile and bravely go my way. I do my best to make life happy and normal for my kids.

Luckily, I have this little space I can turn to. It's my saving grace. Here I can find some comfort, peace and happiness - even for a brief moment.

For now, I keep active with the family - gardening, soccer and skating are on the list. Anything to forget my troubles.

I'm certain I'll resolve these health problems soon. I'm seeing my doctor again next week. Hopefully, he can put me out of my misery.

Until then, I smile and wait patiently.


  1. I so hope you feel better soon. ((hugs))

  2. All for the better for you... Keeping you in prayer.. *HUG*

  3. I know what you mean about blogging. I just started in January and it is such a release to put feelings out there and find that you're not alone. I hope what you have is nothing serious and easily treated. Best of wishes to you and your health, and thank you for your kind comments on my blog as well. (I replied to you there too)

  4. Mel, I can't even begin to imagine how tough that must be. There are days when I'm down and
    yet I won't even put on a smile to save my life...;p

    God bless you for the courage. To be strong for
    the sake of others is only what kind and caring moms can muster...

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and many more
    bright and chirpy days

  5. There are times that circumstances happen beyond our control.But the most important thing is on how we respond to it! You will be well soon Mel.I am also a mother,have a heart ailment and separated.We have been physically abused but life must go on.We have still many things to be thankful of.God has a greater plan for each and one of us.Get well soon and smile :)

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  7. Hugs! I am sort of in a funk myself these days so I can relate to how you're feeling. Sending prayers your way.