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Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm Here For You

So much excitement has been going on lately... on StampTV, in my personal life, and even at work. Seems there are times when things just are more than a person can take. Sometimes, I think I'm at my best when I'm under stress. You know, they say a woman who is super busy is one who can get a job done and is very organized. Otherwise, she wouldn't be able to do so much. Well... I hope I am like that. But I do know that when there is stress and pressure.. I'm at the top of my game. Normally! LOL Don't hold me to anything at this point! HA The other day I showed you a card I made my father-in-law. Well... though I want to let him know I care and pray for him daily, I also think it's important to let my mother-in-law know that I'm here for her as well. I cannot even begin to imagine my husband being so ill. I know none of this is easy for her either. We joke that she's "Momma Bear" and you don't mess with "Momma Bear", but... even moms/wives have times when they need a little help and support as well. She's a wonderful "Momma Bear" to many people is what I've learned thru the years. It's not enough she cares for her husband, but his brothers were recently diagnosed with cancer as well. And what does she do in the middle of her own turmoil and stress... she goes with them to the doctors/hospital, when she can. It's hard to tell a "Momma Bear" she has to stop saying yes and start saying no and even though we try to tell her to take care of her and her husband, she does what she can for the others as well. The true meaning of a mom, huh? She never stops caring, supporting and doing without if she has to. I made this cute Magnolia card to remind her... she doesn't have to do it all alone. Sometimes all us mom's want is someone to listen. Someone to hear what WE are feeling and nothing more. Well... I'm told I'm a good listener. So... I'm here for her and I hope she knows that. I didn't always think I was such a good listener or someone you could sound off to until my sister was going thru divorce and SHE told her "soon to be ex" that if he ever needed anyone to talk to... he could come talk to me. Well that just about blew my socks off. I mean.. sure, I was willing... but, to know that your sister would suggest to her "soon to be ex" that HE could talk to ME.. I was shocked. I think it hit me then that... ok, so maybe I AM good at listening. And.. I appreciated her trust in me that even HE could confide in me and I'd never share it with even her. That spoke tons to me. So I try... I really do.. I try to let people know I care and that I'm always within ear range if that's what they need. I can't fix everything, but I can sure lend a shoulder.
Have a blessed day and listen... it does a heart good. *smile* Signature

3 comments:

CraftieConnie said...

A beautiful card and I am sure she will appreciate it so much! She will also appreciate knowing that she can count on someone if she needs too!

Patti said...

Very cute card! You are a very warm hearted person! I'm sure your loved ones really appreciate you! Have a great day!

Sharri Seffens said...

Tina, beautiful card! Your MIL will cherish it!

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