Mar 5, 2012

Love On The Cutting Board


What a day.
My emotions have been in overdrive.
My four-year-old has been challenging everything I say and do.
My seven-month-old, who is normally content, is extra-fussy.
The dog puked.
There's a mountain of laundry to be done.
I need to make baby food.
I'm exhausted, but there's so much to be done.
To make matters worse it's only 11 am. My hubby won't be home for a few hours.

I get out the cutting board and a knife.

The yam that has been sitting on the counter for the past few days seems to be mocking me. A number of times I looked at it and thought, "Today is the day I'll make baby found out of you". However, something would always distract me from this chore.

Today IS the day.

I look at it... such an odd shape. It's like a flower. It's rippled all the way around, which makes peeling it extra challenging. I go to work and swear that the next time I'm grocery shopping, I'll buy a yam that's a normal shape so it will be easier to peel.

Today is just one of those days. Everything feels so challenging... so frustrating. Nothing is going right, or as planned.

As I start to cut into the yam, I look out the window. It's overcast...  which is reflective of the way I'm feeling right now. Gloomy. Dull. Grey.

I want to run away. I want to escape to a place of quiet calmness. A place where no one is needing me or expecting me to be their everything. I need rest. I need solitude. I need sunshine. More importantly, right now, I need a hug.

I look down at my cutting board. Lo and behold, the most beautiful message spelled out in yam.


Thank you God. I needed that. I love you too.


Thank you to Sofia from Sofia's Ideas for inviting me to participate in this blog posting link-up.

6 comments:

  1. love it when you get a moment like that on a difficult day.
    I had the same issue with yams, actually-- I don't like them, I would get one to feed Sam, and I would just stare at it for several days before I got around to doing anything with it.

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  2. Oh, we Mamas all have days like this...and just when we're ready to pull our hair out something like that happens...just a gentle reminder...Happy Monday!

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  3. I feel you on having one of those days...
    So glad there was something there to give you the little boost that you needed (and deserved).

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  4. Oh, Jennifer! This post is magical! When I got to the end, I physically felt a tug on my heart and said out loud "Oh my God, I love this post!"

    Just the other day, I texted my husband at work because I was having one of those days. I was losing my mind. So when I read this, I was once again, nodding along with your words. See what I mean about being relatable? One of these days, Jennifer, we have to meet! Even if its just on Google+ hangout!

    Loved this post through and through.

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  5. Hugs!!! Some days are just harder than others. I'm glad you found some good in your day!

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  6. awww...i've had those days!!! ((((hug for you)))).

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