It’s Always Something

Life doesn’t happen one thing at a time, where you’re just grieving someone, and then you’re on bed rest, and then you have difficulties in your marriage. These things all happen, and often at the same time. I was recently talking with a friend of mine, and we came to the conclusion that life doesn’t throw curveballs at you. Life is the curveball. We’re always processing something.

It’s very hard to just say, “I am perfectly happy and nothing is wrong.” I mean, it’s wonderful when it happens. But life is full of grief, and difficulties and struggle, and I think it’s just real that all of these things are happening all at once. There’s a line later in the book, where my brother says my life is like every after-school special rolled into one. And it’s true! Our house is collapsing, our marriage is on the rocks, I’m coming to terms with my father’s death, all while fighting for the survival of my unborn child.

From the Lilith Blog, December 2021. Read the full article here.