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It’s Okay To Ask For Help

Good Morning! I’m coming at you at a different time than normal but it’s because life has been terribly crazy for the past few weeks. Illnesses and unexpected family emergencies have had me running around like a crazy person. My husband was in the hospital this weekend as well so it’s been tough. Luckily he’s doing much better and he’s home!

It's Okay To Ask For Help

I’m incredibly blessed with great friends who sent me messages and reached out to help me while Jordan was in the hospital. Many offered to bring me food and clothes and others offered to take care of Snowflake for us. While thankful, I really didn’t take any offers. I felt like I had to be the “perfect wife” and do it all. While Jordan was sleeping due to the morphine, I ran to the grocery store, started a load of laundry, and walked the dog. Guys, I was ridiculous. I was so determined to do it all by myself that I was borderline neurotic.

I think I was numb in the sense that I didn’t want to process what was going on. When I was at Aldi, I went up and down the same aisle because I kept forgetting what I needed to get. Even with the list in front of me, I couldn’t concentrate. The house was too quiet with Jordan gone so I would turn on Law and Order and have it playing in the background so I wouldn’t burst into tears while I cooked. I let Snowflake roam the yard while watered my plant and tried to remember whether or not I had showered that morning (I had.).

Mid way through the second day of his hospital stay, I couldn’t take it anymore and I was a sobbing mess at his bedside. I knew he would be fine but I couldn’t do everything myself. That’s when Jordan decided to unload this huge nugget of wisdom on me, it’s okay to ask for help. Husbands, amiright? By Sunday night, I had so much help from others. From feeding Snowflake to mowing our yard, people stepped up to help!

No one likes to admit that they’re stubborn. Frankly, I don’t like to admit when I’m struggling. I want to do it myself even if I run myself to the ground. However, this experience taught me that people are willing to help. People who truly care about you want to help you any way you can. Asking for help in a time of need doesn’t make me a bad wife.

Most people are at a loss at a time like this so you may have to ask for help in specific areas. You can usually tell who’s sincere and willing to do anything for you. I was incredibly touched by those who texted and messaged me. Even though it seemed pretty insignificant, it meant the world to me. So many people asked about Jordan and some hadn’t even met him in real life!

This may not be something you’re struggling with but it was definitely an eye opening experience for me. I am so very thankful for all the amazing people that I have surrounded myself with who go above and beyond to help me.

Asking for help doesn’t make you a terrible person and chances are you have a group of people willing to help out in any way they can. 

The Weekend To Recover

Well, it’s been a while since I stopped by! Unfortunately, Jordan’s grandmother passed away last weekend so we were swept up in everything. We spent most of the week in Kansas to pay our respects. His grandmother was a great woman and was well loved by everyone. She welcomed me in as soon as she met me and always took care of Jordan like she was his own child. Mrs. Bonnie Jones will be missed.

Jordan and I arrived back to Houston Thursday night. As soon as we landed, I high tailed it to the gym to get some fresh air. Traveling makes me anxious and this was a rough time so I needed a bit of familiarity to ease my nerves.

Saturday

Summer is in full swing in Houston and it’s absolutely scorching hot! I made the mistake of sleeping in on Saturday before a run. The sun was already out before we went started our run. I ran while Jordan rode his bike. My legs were still a bit sore from traveling and the workouts I did on Thursday and Friday. If my legs weren’t exhausted, I really believe the run would have been enjoyable. I ran at a pace that felt comfortable and I was surprised to see the pace my watch showed!

After the run, Jordan and I went to get protein shakes. There’s a place in town that makes a banana and strawberry shake Jordan really loves. Now, whenever he suggests getting shakes, I’m all for it!

The rest of the day was spent staying indoors and trying to replenish our fluids since we were soaked in sweat after our run.

I received some fun stuff in the mail in the afternoon. This is my second Influenster box and I have more amazing makeup to review. I was also excited for a new tshirt from Unico Nutrition. I just love the simple but colorful design!

Sunday

It was nice to have a normal Sunday for once! Jordan and I enjoyed a nice breakfast and slow morning before church. It was nice to be home and back in our routine. We stopped by Überrito for lunch on our way home. It was delicious!

The heat was bad as it had been all week and my poor plant was wilting. I watered it while Snowflake did her business. We have been keeping an eye on her too because of the heat and only let her out for small amount of time.

Also, does anyone know what kind of plant this is? My mom gave this to me but I have no clue what it is. I guess I’ll keep watering it until something blooms or grows, haha!

The rest of the day was spent doing our normal chores. Laundry and meal prep were a breeze and I actually look forward to eating well this week. Traveling definitely messed up my insides.

How was your weekend?

Celebrating My Dad For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is THIS weekend. Where has the time gone? It’s so crazy how fast these past few months have flown by for me. Time flies when you’re having fun, I guess! Since we’re going into Father’s Day weekend, I figured I would share a little bit about my dad today.

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At my 5th grade graduation. He wasn’t one for pictures, lol.

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