Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I'm Gonna Make it After All

I'm not exaggerating when I say I have too much going on right now. Too many hormones. Too many emotions. Too much to prepare at school. Too much to paint. Too much to pack. Too much to clean. Too much to do. Basically I either cry my whole drive home from school thinking about my to-do list or I have a little break-down after I pick up Maggie from my saint of a mother-in-law. My life just kind of feels like one of those dreams where you're being chased but your body just won't cooperate and run.

Sadly that means that a lot of things have piled up on Dan--but he's bearing it like a champion. He cleaned for me on Monday and watched Maggie so I could finish adding pictures to the graduation slide-show, and last night he stayed late at our new house to finish the painting while I took Maggie home to put her to bed [side note: a million thanks to our volunteer paint squad. I think you saved my life. It is so overwhelming to look at the enormity of a project and wonder how you're ever going to get it done. But we did--just don't look too closely.] I feel bad about all my hormones and crying--Dan and my mom have taken more of it than they can stand I'm sure.

But the good news is"I'm Gonna Make it After All." Thanks to all of our friends and family who have painted, babysat, signed up to move, enter my kindergartner's grades into the computer, and just smiled at me. In my fragile state I just need to be hooked up to an IV of kindness. So thank you all for being understanding. Here's to Mary Tyler Moore, and may this be the anthem we all sing this week:

5 comments:

hollibilly said...

Hey! If you need help, I am totally there. Let me know what you need. I would LOVE to help with ANYTHING!

Mel and Byde said...

Megan-
What do you need help with? Please call and let me know, I am happy to help! Mel :)

Beth said...

I'm feeling the same way with 4 kids now. So grateful for everybody who's so willing to help us so much, but still feeling overwhelmed at my responsibilities and how tired I am all the time. I just try to tell myself "it's okay to be tired" and also to let people help as much as they volunteer.
I'm glad Dan's picking up the slack. Joel's been doing that, too, and I just let him while I go to sleep (again). It's good for your husband to take the lion's share, sometimes. We all know it's usually the other way 'round with the house responsibilities.

Emily said...

Last week I was so sick, suffered a little depression, and slept through most of my life, but my sweet husband did it all. He cleaned the whole house, got the kids up when I couldn't even think about getting out of bed and a million other things. I guess I don't totally hate those times because it's when I realize what a truly wonderful husband I have. I sort of get to fall in love with him all over again or at least my love goes a little deeper. The hardest times in my life have often turned out to be my sweetest memories with my husband. I guess as time passes I look back and realize that I'll take a little hardship to have those times with him. And that goes for everyone else who helps out. The past blessings I have gotten have talked about how my time of hardship will bring people into my life to help me and through that I will gain life long relationships. So I think your are so right to let people help and let people take care of you...from that you'll gain deeper relationships with those around you. Look at me going on! I am such a nerd! :O) I love you and I think you are wonderful! I pray every night for all my family member that are pregnant - that means you! :O)

Ohio Rasmussen Family said...

As ridiculous as this sounds I believe it sometimes is a blessing from Heavenly Father to have too much on our plates. I think it gives others a chance to help and serve in our behalf. We all need times like those because you receive blessing from serving as well. You are an amazing girl...to be a mom, to teach a bunch of kids, to be pregnant, with twins no less, and moving....I have faith in you...you are doing a great job. It has been so fun for me to get on your blog and see those numbers on your baby ticker go down and while it may be overwhelming for you to see that time getting closer, I can't wait to meet your sweet children. Becca told me you are moving this weekend, so good luck with everything and you are in our prayers even though we can't be there with man labor and all! We love you tons!!

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