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Monday, March 1, 2010


I don't like asking for help.
It makes me feel weak.
Like I can't do it all myself.

I can't.
I needed help.
I wanted help.

Two kind offers caught me by surprise.
Friends who gave of their time so freely
so that we could have time away.

That was a gift.


  1. I hope you found what you needed. Thank goodness for friends, as mothers we cannot do without them. Thinking of you.

  2. it's a bitter pill to swallow sometimes, but when you finally figure out have to do it, it is a wave of relief.

  3. I find sometimes it's totally freeing to ask for help - like a pat on the back telling me "it's okay".

    And, really, what kind of lunatic would offer to help you out :)?

  4. I was just reading your blog today, catching up on old posts... I just wanted to tell you that I love your short sweet poetic posts. There isn't always a story to tell, or enough time to properly tell a story, and I think I will try to post short sweet poetic posts sometimes, if only to give myself a chance to slow down just long enough to remind my friends that I still exist.

  5. @acraftymom Only someone totally crazy! ;-)

  6. It's HARD to ask for help. But I'm glad you got it and I'm glad it helped. That's what friends are for!

  7. Help is so hard to ask for and take!
    Silly us!

  8. Gifts of help are the very best kind. I'm glad you received them!