“I don’t know how you do it”

Something I have heard time and time again.  I have no doubt I will continue to hear it for years to come.  People say it as if though I have the plague and can barely live.  As if though my life were so difficult that I needed some sort of condolence or words of encouragement.  Neither is the case. 
As I have mentioned before, I have a handful of blogs that I read regularly (at least once or twice a week).  Many of these blogs are by Christain women who have had huge events in their life that I simply can not fathom.  I honestly “don’t know how they do it.”  How they move on from such catastrophy.  They have lost their husband or child.  One lady had to give birth to her daughter knowing that she would die long before said daughter would even be one day old.  That mother needs words of condolences, not me.  I have my husband and children.  I am beyond blessed to have them here with me.  Life is sometime difficult because of said children, but that just means that they are here and living.  I would rather take the minor difficult days over day after day of difficult mourning thank you very much! 

I know I might seem to harp on what others say to me.  I prepared (as much as possible) for life with the twins and older kiddos, but not once did I think about the reactions others would have to such a life.  I feel like I am constanly defending my family dynamics.  Boy does it get old. 

Updated: December 4, 2008 — 6:10 am
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