time stands still

I got a phone call yesterday that shook me.  A good friend of our’s was in an electrical accident while working. Mr. Dawn called me to tell me that he was heading to the hospital to see what he could do to help.

In a moment, priorities shift.

Since then, I feel like I’m in a bit of a haze.  My life doesn’t really allow for me to pause, I have a toddler to keep up with, work that marches on, and deadlines to meet.  Earlier this week I talked about compartmentalizing people, but the past 24 hours has been about compartmentalizing emotions.

I know that our friends’ lives have fundamentally changed forever.  And whenever I give in and allow myself to think about it I get extremely overwhelmed with grief and helplessness.  But I can’t lay in bed and cry all day, and I can’t go an fix anything.

Instead, I hug my baby and clean the house.  That will keep both my hands and my heart busy.

13 thoughts on “time stands still

  1. So sorry to hear this. Definitely hope things work out for your friend.

    We are in the same boat, kids and life can sometimes give us a sense of helplessness. But remember that so many things can be considered helping. Thoughts, prayers, listening and talking, flowers, etc. I know your doing all you can and that’s what’s most important.
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  2. I am so sorry to hear this. Life is so hard sometimes. It’s so challenging to keep going through worry and grief and in some ways be thankful for little G because it’s him who will make you strong. Mom’s always seem to push on for their little ones. Take care, I wish all the best.
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