Thursday, February 25, 2010

Partly Cloudy


We can't always be oven-safe, pristine porcelain.

Some days, we crack from the heat, or we're a little on the dingy side. Heck, some days we're throwback Tupperware.

As for me, I've graduated from the lidless Ziploc Snap 'n Seal with the funky, remnant Spaghettio haze to a brand new, plastic cereal bowl.

I'm getting there.

Thank you, my friends, for the notes of encouragement. Thank you for taking the time to reach back.

I'm a lucky girl.

Even when it isn't, life is still a bowl of cherries.

20 comments:

  1. I thought this might help a little...
    "Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah" Ps 62:8 It is so comforting to know He wants us to talk to Him!

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  2. Thinking of you, praying for you. :) hoping the glass of milk with cookies, is half full real soon.
    Big package of cyber oreos with this comment.
    with plenty of prayers...

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  3. we all have these "seasons," but they are just that...seasons, not permanent...so here's a gentle hug! Ps. 91:2

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  4. I'm sorry your feeling glum. If I could I'd send ya over a huge can of white paint for you to go wild with, some beets & some yummy goat cheese... those are the only things other then your wee ones & the hubby that I remember reading that you love. You should totally go get the book The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen to read to your kiddos... it will totally make you smile & I'm sure they would love it too. By about the 3rd or 4th page my girls are helping me out with it... too cute! Hope happiness smiles REALLY BIG on you soon!

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  5. I'd be impressed if you can read the comment before mine!!

    Lurking...
    XOXO-

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  6. Oh goodness...how you write a wonderful entry...I love it...and yes it is true...thank you for this again...

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  7. It's not fair for you to have cloudy days when you bring so much sunshine to other people's lives. Your posts always bring a smile to my face and many times make me lol....yes, I typed lol. You have a way with words that is just plain honest. You are real. Thank you so much for sharing with your friends in blog world. Wishing you all the sunshine you have given to others.

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  8. Glad it's looking up for you. I understand completely how you feel. I've been on an antidepressant since I was pregnant w/ MIddle Sister. If I forget to take it it can get ugly. I'm so thankful for the way God brought a freind into my life at the right time to recommend this medication. It has been a lifesaver, along with God himself;)
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  9. Here's wishing you a quick upgrade to a beautiful vintage (with no chips, but maybe a little crackling) floral china bowl filled with Dannan (misspelled in your honor) All Natural Vanilla Yogurt, sprinkled with fresh raspberries, real soon!

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  10. Just be careful not to put yourself in the dishwasher with heat dry on - my new plastic cereal bowls always get misshappen a bit from it - and it makes the kiddos sad ;) Hang in there sister - spring is soon to arrive and things will get better. God never gives us anything we can not handle - look to the Lord and he will comfort you :)

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  11. Sending you a big hug and a :)

    Beth

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  12. Keep pushing on girlie! The sun is always there even when it is behind a cloud! Love and prayers. xoxo

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  13. Caption well put!
    Chin up...and thanks for sharing with us!
    Lindsay

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  14. I've been in one of the darkest "seasons" of my life for what feels like an eternity. Apparently spiritual seasons don't run on the same schedule as the earth's seasons. Sometimes when people tell me things will get better, I want to tell them that they don't know that for sure. Maybe the pain will never leave because I've never been promised that, but little by little I'm growing beautiful and wonderful things through the dirt and rubble. Sometimes adapting and accepting the situation works better for me than waiting for the situation to change. It's not always easy to do though.

    By the way, your blog is one thing on my "happy list" of things that bring brightness to my day, even when the subject matter is a little more serious.

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  15. I obviously haven't talked with you to know exactly what is going on -- and it's ok if I don't know what's going on. I just wanted you to know that I have been praying for you, and know that it's gonna be VERY SUNNY soon my friend.

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  16. Hang in there Shannan...the clouds always part ways for the sunshine. much love, T

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  17. and YOU are the icing on the cake...
    annie

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  18. ok, firstly (is firstly a word? i'm thinking not so much), even though i was an utter fool in college and so i don't know you as well as i might have, you are very precious to me. and i'm asking God to see you through this.

    secondly, i am wondering how you resisted that gorgey bowl of cherries long enough to take that shot. unless you actually only left one cherry and then photoshopped the rest in, which would be the most constructive use of photoshop to date.

    but thirdly, back to you. i'm praying for you, sweets. really. i hope the light floods you soon.

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  19. so true! we need to keep that in mind, and who doesn't love cherries! great blog!

    Karen

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