Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Asking For Help

Oh, from a cuddle in the bed to making oatmeal to letting the chickens out to taking Kathleen home and now to town to get That Boy because his mama has a terrible tooth. She is going to the dentist this afternoon but she needs to rest and she's in pain and he needs to run around outside and I can let him do that.
I miss that boy and so it'll be good to have him here with me today.

It seems to me that asking for and accepting help is an issue we're all dealing with right now in one way or another.

May wrote about it here.
And if asking for help or even acknowledging you might need some is something you're struggling with, I recommend you go read that.
I recommend you go read it regardless of that issue but especially if you are.

Helping someone you love is a joy, even if it is difficult and it's rarely as difficult as the person we love thinks it is.

And really- that's all I have to say right now.

Time to go get Owen. Time to begin this part of my day.
It is gray but not raining, chilly but not cold.
I am so grateful to be needed. I am so grateful to love and be loved.


  1. May's post made me cry.
    I just love you all.
    Have the best day.

  2. Poor Lilo. She was in pain yesterday when I saw her. Tooth pain is the worst - you can't ignore it when it's in your head.

  3. I thought she was going to the dentist yesterday! I hate the idea of her in pain. Give her my love, please, and have fun with that little man.

  4. A giver by nature, it's so difficult to remember that it's important to ask for help when you really need it. It's what life is all about, being there for each other.
    Have a good day with that sweet boy!

  5. Absolutely, offering help is a blessing to both the giver and the receiver. Have fun with your boy!

  6. I DO have a hard time asking for/accepting help, and I did read her post yesterday. Beautiful.

    Also, the picture of Owen up top cracks me right up. He DOES look fierce!

  7. While I read May's post I was moved by how she sounds so like my middle daughter! Oh our children. No matter how big or little they are we are here to soothe them, hold them, tuck them in (sometimes that is just in our head as my son at 14 does NOT want me to tuck him in), we just want to help.

    And us moms are so good at helping, it keeps us on our toes and in business! Not that I want, nor you, to have them under the weather, but it is so nice to feel needed.

    Thank you Mary for sharing your daughter's blog and for making me feel good too.

  8. I loved May's post -- I get inordinately happy when I see she has a new one and only wish they came more often!

    So much to ponder here, as well --

  9. I've left May's post open as a little present to myself for when I have a moment and a cup of tea. She always says such beautiful things.

  10. Thank you for May's link. I needed to read that, I think we all need to be reminded from time to time that is is okay to ask for help. That in doing so we might actually build stronger connections with those that help us, because they really enjoy doing it.

  11. Asking for help is something that came to me gradually. I had to delegate things in my work. I learned that it was a good thing and that many hands can get something done much quicker than one.

  12. Thank you for the link to May and even more fine writing.


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