Today's 5-minute Friday challenge is "Comfort". Ready, set, go....
Comfort is having a day that I break, just a bit, and a friend from half-way across the world responds.
Comfort is being so frustrated by the doctors who recommend a therapy for Boo that is not available due to her lack of a diagnosis, and a friend from 8 hours away not only responds immediately to my URGH e-mail but then spends her day finding a way to make it happen.
Comfort is knowing that I am not alone in my struggles.
Comfort is being able to see the light of Boo's smile as she charms a gangster, who might not have been a ganster.
Comfort is seeing my Boo race to the school bus to see Allie home.
Comfort is my husband knowing I had a bad day, so he disappeared for a while.
Comfort is being afraid and having someone hold my hand.
Comfort is knowing that when it becomes too much to handle, I am allowed to wallow in the land of self-pity if only for a moment.
Comfort is having more awesome days than bad.
Comfort is having my child home with me safe and happy, never knowing that mommy is overwhelmed.
Comfort is having friends get pissed off on my behalf at the unfairness of it all.
Comfort is having those same friends see the beauty that is Boo.
Comfort comes from awareness that all parents feel overwhelmed and want to hide, preferably with alcohol and chocolate.
Today, like most Fridays I really think that Lisa-Jo picks a word that is totally appropriate for my state of mind. I don't quite know how she does it, but I am happy that her prompts help me work through whatever crap I am going through at the precise moment of time.