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Beyond the white picket fence 

Updated: Aug 25, 2019

Paws and Ponder

Galations 6:2 Carry each others burdens, and you will fulfill the law of Christ.

(Which is to love one another)

"I'm all gived out". Dale and I have this saying to mean we are exhausted, exasperated, or just plain burned-out. Nine kids (all have trauma and PTSD), seven dogs (two are puppies), two businesses and a partridge in a pear tree!!

This is our life everyday.

Friday was especially hard. It takes a lot for me to hit my limit, but oh boy! I was gived out!

I tried to take six of the kids by myself to an appointment, grocery shopping and lunch. To be honest anyone of those would have been too much alone. I'm not good asking for help. That was my first mistake. We are not meant to carry the load alone. I made the assumption that my husband had other plans and couldn't help. That was my second mistake. I shouldn't have assumed he wouldn't help. We are meant to share the load. When it became abundantly clear I was sinking, I lashed out at the kids for their bad behavior. That was strike three and I was out! I should have called for help. I decided, I alone, could bear the load. By the time I DID call for reinforcements (Dale answered 1st ring) my nerves were shot.

Why is it that we are afraid to share our insecurities or ask for help? Why, if we see someone failing we don't offer a hand? Have we come to the place in society where our lives have to look like a perfect social media selfie?

The pack doesn't leave one behind!

A bone to chew on!

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