Thursday, June 16, 2011

Different But The Same

Our lives are all so different.

My house is busy and often chaotic. Kids running in and out, school papers littering the kitchen counter, barely having time to get in the door from working all day before I have to start cooking dinner. Then, if I'm lucky, throw in a load of laundry and wipe up the kitchen before I have to do it all over again tomorrow.

Sally's life is similar to mine, except throw in the fact that she has to be mother AND father, and has very little help with her busy family.

Madison and Scarlett are single, and can come and go as they please, right? No, not really. They both live with other people (at least right now), and have to plan around their schedules too. Both have been known to check in to a hotel to get some peace and quiet.

Miss Pamela, Kitty, and Mystical would appear to have quieter, more serene lives. But there's animals to take care of, and jobs are very demanding and often extremely stressful.

I guess my point is that all of us have our struggles in life. They just aren't all the same. Some of us struggle with money, some don't. Some of us have clean and tidy houses, some don't. Some of us have challenging marriages, some don't. Some of us have high stress jobs, some don't. Some of us have self esteem and body image problems, some don't. Some of us battle anxiety and depression, some don't. There are challenges with children and other family members. Many of us deal with addicts in our lives and sometimes in our homes. There are secrets that are locked away in rooms that will never be opened. Some of us are codependent; well most of us are codependent, to some degree and in some ways, whether we realize it or not.

We all have challenges in this life. They aren't always the same, but we all have them.

I know that whatever the challenge, and whoever the friend, it is imperative we stick together. I've said it before, I'll say it again. There's nothing a group of strong women can't handle. Men may come and go, and they have. But in my life, my network of friends is what keeps me sane.

If you've ever walked me through a crisis, or talked me down from an anxiety attack--thank you. If you've loved me unconditionally on one of my crazy days--thank you. If you've listened to me, even though you didn't know what to say to make it better--thank you. I hope I'm able to do the same for you.


Puddin said...

You're very welcome.

Miss Pamela said...

You are not only able to do the same, but you have done the same...actually too many times to count!