Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Been downhearted baby
ever since the day we met
I've been downhearted baby
ever since the day we met
Our love is nothin' but the blues
Baby how blue can you get -- B.B. King

Now once, I was downhearted
Disappointment was my closest friend
But then you came, and it soon departed
And you know he never showed his face again
Your love, lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before -- Jackie Wilson

How is it that the most wonderful, awe-inspiring, grateful time in your life is also the most nerve-wracking, soul-wrenching and depressing time?

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Blogger Leeanthro said...

With ya on that one!

My OB/GYN asked today at my 6 week postpartum if I am getting plenty of rest. Yeah, right.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Guinevere Meadow said...

It was fun hanging out with yous today!

You're right about motherhood being the best *and* the worst times. It's craziness, I tell you.

We'll get through this together, hon, one way or another!!

Here's another set of lyrics that may help out:

"You got a friend in me.
You got a friend in me!
You got troubles, I got 'em too!
There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you.
We'll stick together and see it through cuz
You've got a friend in me!"

-Toy Story

Whose pool is this? Is it the city pool you were telling me about?

7:48 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

It sounds like you're going through a tough time right now. I know exactly what you're writing of. You can feel ecstatically happy, yet completely unhinged at exactly the same time.

If it helps, misery loves company, and we've all been there.

Feel better soon!

8:37 PM  
Blogger PinksandBluesGirls said...

You're so not alone! Hang in there. It's a crazy ride!

Hugs,
Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

10:50 PM  
Blogger Mama's Moon said...

Just wanted to send you big hugs, Girl! I remember going through that myself -- no words to describe it!
*hugs again!*

11:55 PM  
Blogger Dayngr said...

Ah yes. I remember those days. Just remember "This too shall pass" that was my mantra for what felt like forever. Someone gave me a bit of advice that I will share with you, she said "Enjoy every stage, even waking up in the middle of the night, the crying, the sleep deprivation all of it because it all goes by too fast" and it does and they too grow up too fast.

Wishing you all the best.

1:52 AM  
Blogger h&b said...

Oh :(

I hope it all gets better real soon :(

3:41 AM  
Blogger groovyoldlady said...

I'd love to tell you that it gets easier as they get older, but...

6:44 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Just last night I wept as I thought of how fast it all goes, years passing with the blink of an eye. It's easy to be overwhelmed, but there is another side. These babies and their magic live within us for an eternity, a long goodbye, yes, but also a lifetime of love and laughter.

You have created a beautiful life, enjoy each moment, leave the mourning for another time.

Or perhaps I am being way too heavy and you just want to sleep...no wisdom on that one, still eking by on way too little over here.


(((hugs)))

8:18 AM  
Anonymous mayberry said...

It is so hard sometimes--the relentlessness of it.

Get the tempur pedic pillow--it will help. ;) (Seriously--I do love it. My mom loved hers so much she bought me one, then I bought one for my sis-in-law bc I love mine.)

9:31 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

As with everything in life...you take the good you take the bad...oh wait. Maybe that was a TV show.

You just keep doing the best you can... that's all you can do.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I sometimes feel this tremendous happiness that turns rapidfire -- in a matter of seconds -- into an intense melencholoy. Seems to happen most on Sundays. Never have been able to figure out what triggers it.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Fidget said...

you have this little person who is made up of the DNA of the people you love the most... but you cant just get up and do what you want.

You have other mothers for kinship but few and far between are the ones you feel you can really spill your guts too without judgment.

You can get out of the house but it is such a hassle that it's just easier not to leave....

11:09 AM  
Blogger Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I just wanted you to know I am praying for you! I know how disheartening it can be to experience such challenges and sadness while also feeling such thankfulness and joy. I know it may seem like you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it will get better! My son woke every two hours for 8 months and didn't nap, and my daughter did the same for 13 months. I thought I would never get through that dark period, but it did end. I will pray that yours ends quickly!

4:18 PM  

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