Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough...and Doggone It, People Like Me!!

Do you ever feel so lonely, that you just sit down and wallow in self pity? Have you ever been so absorbed in your own selfish problems, that you don't even notice the people around you waiting and willing to help you?

I have.

And I have been humbled these past few weeks.

Not only has my amazing and wonderful husband been right there by my side, helping and supporting me (sometimes literally physically supporting me when I was too tired and depressed to even stand up by myself), and my incredibly supportive parents and in-laws, who have come over to help me clean my house, watch my kids, and offered tons of love and support, but I have friends. Amazing-wonderful-don't-know-what-I'd-do-without-you friends.

I have one friend in particular, who's entire existence makes me want to get out of bed in the morning. I'm convinced that we were guided to move to this neighborhood simply so I could meet this person. I love her with my whole soul. She has listened to me cry on the phone, talked me down from the ledge, held my hand, sat up and talked to me in the middle of the night, watched my kids, cleaned my house, made me dinner. She is truly the best friend I've ever had.

So, MB, I just want to say thank you, and I love you more than words can say!

Additionally, I have come to realize that I have a lot of friends. People have come out of the woodwork. There are people in my neighborhood, people whom I didn't even think knew my name, who have called, or come by with words of comfort. I have had so many people say how much they love me and pray for me to pull through this.

If it was weak before, I have gained a stronger testimony of the power of prayer. Dozens of people praying on my behalf, has blessed me, buoyed me up, and gave me the strength to get through this.

And in the end, after learning yesterday, that I don't have cancer, and that my disease is manageable, that I don't have to get my throat slit by a surgeon, I know, that even if it were the worst news imaginable, I could live through it because I have people who love me.

Amen.

29 comments:

susette said...

That is WONDERFUL news about your thyroid. You are very blessed with many loving people around you. I only wish I lived closer.

Kristina P. said...

Oh, Sher, this is such great news. I am so glad it's not cancer.

We definitely need another girl's lunch!

tiburon said...

That is great that it isn't cancer.

Good friends are the best.

You are very blessed.

Erin said...

I always feel better when I know I have friends who truly care about me. I'm so glad it isn't cancer, and that you know you have people who love you in your life!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

So glad to hear good news. I really and truly emphasize with this post. I'm sorry that you have gone through such a trying time. Glad you have such great friends and family nearby, though.

Teri said...

I think the Lord sends us friends when we need need them most. I know that when I have been at my lowest point, there has been someone to help me. it's hard to see at times, but they are there. May you get well soon!!!

2busy said...

You are truly blessed...

Heidi Ashworth said...

Man, I'm hating this being so out of the loop as I have been BUT it sounds to me like you have a thyroid problem which could explain so much and now you're getting meds. yay! I always do a happy dance when I find out I need an increase in my meds b/c it always follows a period of feeling tired and blue and, um, er, fat. You are going to start feeling wayyyyyyy better. yay!

wonder woman said...

I'm so glad to hear from you. I've been thinking about you, wondering if we were close enough for me to be nosy and see how things were going.

I'm so glad to hear you're gonna live! :o) And that you've got so many people who love you. And who are willing and able to help.

love you, sherrie baby.

Motherboard said...

Aww shucks! {sniff sniff} I love you too! You are one of the greatest blessings in my life!

wendy said...

I am so glad you found your health problem is Managable!!! That is good news. Take care of yourself ok.
AND I am glad you are surrounded by best friends, and good friends, and just I wanna be your friend friends.
I am your many miles away bloggy friend ok.
I MISS friends so much......... I love my new life and hubby is MY BEST FRIEND and we spend alot of time together.......but I need a girl to talk to who understands my "girly" needs.
I wanna talk makeup, menopause, and moods.
Always cherish those friends around you.

wendy said...

Oh and ps on the wordless Wednesday-------not wordless I'D BE SHREEEEKING

Annette Lyon said...

Wow. I'm so glad you have such wonderful support during such a hairy time in your life.

I hope things turn up quickly; I've been thinking about you.

Sarah said...

Sher, I feel so badly that I wasn't able to help you this month while you have been going through this horrible time. I wish I had been a better friend. Just remember every time I prayed for myself to get better your name was mentioned too. We have all been praying for you to get good news, and it looks like all the prayers have been answered!

Cynthia said...

You're awesome Sherry! I'm so glad it isn't the worst case scenario. Wonderful news!

Lara said...

And this is exactly why we are given trials. Our testimonies are strengthened when we realize how blessed we are, and the power of prayer and how much people love us. Reading this brings tears to my eyes.

I hope that this is the beginning of a Sherrie that feels wonderful!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

What a sweet post to a dear friend and to those who have touched your life. Glad to hear that it's not worst case scenario.

M-Cat said...

Great news! I can't imagine the past few weeks for you, but you are not mistaken about the power of prayer and the healing power of friends.

Rachel Sue said...

I am so glad to hear that it's not cancer! Hooray!

Friends really can make a difference-- for good or bad. I'm so glad to hear that yours was good.

Redhoodoos said...

Yay for no thyroid cancer! I had it and it wasn't fun. Very good news, indeed!

DeNae said...

Whew! And you most definitely are loved.

Sherrie said...

That is THE BEST NEWS! I am so happy to hear that. I hope you get feeling better really soon.

debilyn said...

wow, sher...i feel like i've missed so much during my hiatus from blogging!!! i had no idea you were going through such a rough time :(

i'm so glad that things aren't "worst case scenario" and that you were blessed with the incredible support system you need right now.

keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, and sending hugs your way!

Natalie said...

Oh I am a crappy friend! I didn't realize things were so serious. I am so relieved to hear that you can recover from this. I want to help too, let me take your kids one day- my kids would love to have them over. I will call you or if you need anything in the meantime call me

Love Fam said...

I too am so glad to hear that things are better! You are amaizing!

Mikki said...

Sher, I am so happy and relieved for you. I'm so glad you're perhaps getting some answers and that it's not that horrible C-word. I can just tell MB is an awesome chica, and now I like her even more, knowing she's been there for you, along with your family and other friends.

Nick and Stacey said...

Yeah for feeling better...or at least knowing what wrong!!!!

Rebecca said...

You are in my prayers! You inspire so many of us...even distant past friends:).

Hilary said...

So, you're not gonna TELL us what it is? It's a brain-eating worm, isn't it? I had a patient once who had that, she wasn't allowed to push.
Fo real.
But good friends are such a blessing. There a plenty of time that I rely on them, and I pray that I'm that friend when other people need me.