Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Virtual Coffee - The Pouting Edition

Sometimes we feel stuck in life.
And we wish we could just pout about it.
 Sometimes we feel like we are carried by others and are dragged along
down paths we don't want to take.
Or aren't ready to take yet.
Good or bad.
And we wish we could just cry about it.
 That's the way I've been feeling lately.
So grateful for all the wonderful opportunities that have come my way.
But there are situations that are dragging me along.
Dragging me down.
Pulling me in every direction.
I feel I have to touch absolutely everything.
Or all the good will go away.
The result?
I wind up half-assing a lot of it just to get it done.
And I'm not a half-asser.
I'm a whole-asser.

I want to cross my arms
dig in my heels and say
 But the good news is this:
This too shall pass.
This chapter in my life.
In the life of my family.
The struggles.
The anxiety.
And stress.
This shall pass.
I know this because I have faith.
I have faith that God knows the desires of my heart.
He knows what is best for my family.
even though I can't really see why,
I'm exactly where I need to be.
But let me be the first to tell you.
I'm ready for it to pass.
I'm ready for calm to settle in my heart.
I'm ready for the headaches and chest pains to cease.
I'm ready to feel like I've got a grip on my own life again.
I'm ready to be in a situation where I look over at Matt
and we both just smile and nod our heads because we know that that moment is so so good.
 Know this: When you are three and you are grumpy and pouty there are
two things that will make it all better.
A Mister Machine on a hot day.
A monkey under a sheet, eating a cucumber.

Happy Tuesday!

I am linking up with Amy today for Virtual Coffee venting.


  1. One of your best posts yet. As Ron Burgundy would say, "compelling and rich" Seriously though- it's honest, real, and it has fabulous photos of handsome men. I also think that everyone, when they are truly "real" would admit that being stuck is awful and that they too are ready for their current stuckitude to pass. Keep on keeping on. We'll get there.

  2. I hope you find peace in this time of struggle. It's super hard when things get like this, just stay strong. =D

    btw, I almost spit my drink all over my laptop trying to hold back laughter from the "i'm a whole-asser" That gave me a good laugh! =D

  3. i'm sorry cassie, hope the rough period passes quickly! feel free to virtually pout any day, my post a couple days ago was virtually whining and i felt better afterwards! : ) hang in there!
    cute pictures!

  4. I know that anxious feeling, that feeling that I'm going through life doing a half assed job. Hang in there...you've got the right idea. God is in it all and He'll be there to meet you at the end of the tunnel. HUGS! PS: Love the pics, but the monkey scared the CRAP out of me! lol