As women in this world...particularly this American world we so often beat ourselves up for not being "perfect". We spend so much time comparing ourselves to the few "perfect" women in Hollywood that are set up on pedestals by the media machine and drooled over by all the men in the world. Welllll........... poor Fergie...and I mean that seriously...poor Fergie! The other night on stage she strained so hard or moved a certain way ( or heck, probably just sneezed hard! I mean she IS a flesh and blood woman right??)...and she peed her pants! PEED HER PANTS in front of thousands of people! She was on a talk show that night talking about how absolutely embarrassed she was. I was so mortified for her! But it DOES remind me and comfort my heart a little bit just to see with my own two eyes and to be reminded that they are nothing special....just women. Like me....like you. I am every woman after all...and it's nice to be reminded sometimes that I am just as special as "they" are.
Schools are closed tomorrow....AGAIN. *sigh* And it hasn't even been snowing! It's been BEAUTIFUL 75 degree weather here in E-town all week! But can we relax and enjoy the weather??? NOOOOOOOOO! And why not??? Because we are having some crazy-a** weather here in northern Ohio! Monday we had an EARTHQUAKE. Yes, you heard me correctly. An earthquake. We had one back in the 80's, but that was more like a fluke wouldn't you think? It's not like we live in San Francisco or anything...we're in Cleveland! And then tonight we had a tornado. What used to be Olan Mills Portrait Studios (where Allison and I had our first jobs) had the front windows busted out and Staples across the street had the siding ripped off. We had just left for home to go to Dairy Queen when Randy called my cell phone and told me that a tornado had just touched down right where I was getting ready to drive. Isn't that my luck? lol I joked and said "who else but ME would leave home to drive TO a tornado???" So for now the tornado warning has expired and we're just left with a ton of rain pouring down...which means tons of floods....which is why all the schools are closed tomorrow. No one was hurt throughout all of this....thank God. It's a really good lesson for my girls too, because as we were driving we prayed as a family that God would keep everyone safe and not let anyone (especially us!) get hurt from the tornado...so this is one of those opportunities to boost their faith and belief in prayer.
I watched you sleep this morning. I can't believe you're still in my bed. You're so beautiful. Some would say men have to be "handsome", not "beautiful". But I stand my ground...you are beyond just handsome to me. I prayed for you. That I will be a good wife to you. That I will be what you need....and what you want. You held my hand even in your sleep. The affection I felt for you was overwhelming at times. As tense as life can get at times it all gets washed away by these sweetest of quiet morning moments.