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Hold On!
Published on Saturday, February 2, 2013 by

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My car had major problems this month.  $580.  Driving out of the garage, I realized it has yet another problem.  The burning smell is still there.  Hold on.

My house is falling apart, from the shingles to the floors.  Hold on.

I have no dishwasher, my washing machine doesn’t get the clothes clean and my refrigerator pools water under the only three functioning shelves in the unit.  Hold on.

My thyroid is so wacked that I am depressed, exhausted and I retain so much water that you can see my sock marks three hours after I’ve taken them off.  Hold on.

Sadly, I now know what the phrase, “Chronic Pain” means.  Hold on.

And Tuesday I will have a huge needle sticking out of my back while steroids are injected in to my spine.  Hold on.

But wait.

My kids are healthy.  My kids are happy.  My kids make me laugh.  A LOT.  And my kids still live in my silly little falling apart house.  I am not ready for them to be grown and on their own.  These times are the best times and will not last forever.  Hold on to these moments, Katherine.  HOLD ON.

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  • Oh but they will grow up and leave. But then they’ll give you grandchildren. And the Hold On cycle will begin again.

  • Oh, I can SO relate to this one! You’re just knockin’ them out of the park, Katherine. Well done!

  • Your post today flows nicely into tomorrow’s. Or at least in the way I interpreted it.

  • I hope this is a fiction piece. 🙁 Otherwise, nice take on the theme.

  • Preaching to the choir, sister. Hold on. And hang onto those kids that make you laugh, they are the best.

  • Ron

    “Hold on to these moments, Katherine. HOLD ON.”

    Amen, Katherine!

    AWESOME post! And one that we ALL can learn from.

    Hold on to the moments!


  • Good one Katherine. It’s important to know what to hold on to and what to let go of. Wishing you the best with your procedure next week. Hold on!

  • That is the pure definition of being a good mother.

  • MalisaHargrove

    I can totally relate. Bravo to you for recognizing the important things in life. Life is just one disaster after the next, but those kids are what make us keep trying.

  • Hey Katherine! This is fantastic! I’m moved by your situation, and lifted by your outlook. We’re with you. Hold on. Indigo x

  • What a wonderful and moving piece, Katherine, you’re on a roll here. 🙂

  • So raw and honest. Yes, hold on, Katherine. My best wishes to you, my friend.

  • Oh, Katherine… now I’m positive we were separated at birth. I just spent $1500 to keep my car rolling last week. My shower still has plastic around it because the tiles fell off the wall. My garage is still listing to starboard. My meds are just barely keeping me on an even keel. My job security is still precarious. My herniated disk is acting up again and my knee keeps popping out of joint. But also like you, I’ve still got my kid and my dog to amuse me, so I think I’ll hold on for awhile longer. Life is still good! xoxoxo

  • Cadeaux

    I have chronic pain and lots of house, car, and health issues…the only thing that keeps me holding on are my kids, too. 🙂

  • Definitely hold on. And find a way to smile. That helps with the holding on! Though there may be personal and physical pains, I hope the smiles and the fun your kids can have and show help with your pains! 😀

  • MikeWJ

    I’m glad you can maintain a positive outlook in the face of such adversity. I’m not sure I could.

  • Mel

    Oh yes…..happy freaking New Year.

    ((((((((( katherine )))))))))))
    Things will get different, and hopefully soon.
    Tuesday does not sound like fun. (been there, done that…….ugh)

  • Awwww…. hold on, indeed. And I will be holding your hand on Tuesday. XOXOXO

  • KZ

    Lovely finish. Everybody handles adversity from a different perspective. I happen to really like yours.

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