Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Middle

I'm waiting. 

For the past week, I've had my phone glued to my side. 

As I anticipate one call from my sweet cousin who will soon be bringing new life into this world, I dread another call from my husband with news of a wonderful person leaving this world. 

Is it ok to be excited for one person when I only have a few moments left with the other?

How did I find myself here? 

I walked through the wildwood, and what did I see
But a unicorn with his horn stuck in a tree,
Cryin’, “Someone please help me before it‘s too late.”
I hollered, “I’ll free you.” He hollered back, “Wait--
How much will it hurt? How long will it take?
Are you sure that my horn will not scratch, bend, or break?
How hard will you pull? How much must I pay?
Must you do it right now or is Wednesday okay?
Have you done this before? Do you have the right tools?
Have you graduated from horn-savin’ school?
Will I owe you a favor? And what will it be?
Do you promise that you will not damage the tree?
Should I close my eyes? Should I sit down or stand?
Do you have insurance? Have you washed your hands?
And after you free me--tell me what then?
Can you guarantee I won’t get stuck again?
Tell me when. Tell me how.
Tell me why. Tell me where….”

I guess that he’s still sittin’ there.

"Help!" by Shel Silverstein


Jackie said...

This is beautiful. I am thinking of you and your fam Shan. I love you dearly, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

Kelly said...

I'm here for you girl. I've been thinking about you a lot. And, if it's any consolation, I'm waiting for the call from you so I can be there when you need me. xoxo

Tia said...

Thinking of you...

Lala said...

This is the circle of life. Joy and sorrow, all in one space. I am thinking of you, sweet girl. You are blessed to have so much love to give and to receive and that love makes you stronger than you know. So many hugs and kisses.

amanda said...

Love and hugs sweet friend. We'll be praying for your family.