If, by some miracle, someone mailed me the perfect greeting card today it would read:
I’m sorry you were up until midnight scrubbing vomit out of the carpet.
I’m also sorry the bathroom still smells pukey and you can’t figure out why.
And further, I’m also sorry that your husband’s sinus infection blew a hole in his eardrum last night (while you were scrubbing the vomit), causing everyone in the house to be quite, quite miserable.
They don’t make greeting cards for these sorts of days. And really, how could they? This is our own personal problem; I don’t expect Target to foresee our issues and prepare a card in advance.
But I think maybe I’ll start a company and address everything possible. My line will address needs such as:
- It’s too bad your baby won’t nurse and your left breast is the size of a grapefruit and feels hot to the touch.
- I apologize for shouting at you when you wouldn’t take the Advil last night, but you’re a full grown man and you should be able to take care of yourself when you’re sick.
- Honey, the budget is destroyed. But look at this cute stuff I bought at Target. Please stop yelling.
And so forth. Please feel free to comment below with any additional Hellish Days issues I could address. I will attempt to meet all needs.
Maybe you’re having your own Hellish Day right now! Maybe you are stuck in your own personal misery and feeling worse as the day progresses. I’m with you, my friend. We can handle this mess together. It’s just a few more hours until bedtime, and tomorrow is a whole new day.
Tomorrow is a whole new day. Let’s hold to that hope and make it through.
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
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