Welcome to Not Me! Monday! Today, and I hope on all Mondays, I am bringing to you this blog carnival that was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
Are there things in your day that you have left undone. Have you forgotten to unplug your curling iron for hours on end, or have you forgotten to thank someone for a kindness they did for you. Write about it on your post and link back to MckMama's blog. Then take a few minutes to read the posts of her other readers.
This week I most certainly did not make my oldest daughter mad at me by telling her that she needs to grow up. I know that I didn't forget to brush my teeth for two whole days even though I did walk by the bathroom sink a kazillion times. There is no way that I didn't tell my hubby to bring me the load of laundry that is in our dryer to fold and I'm sure this was not intentional because I know he'll get to it "one of these days".
And the biggy for the week, I did not stay home from the funeral of a dear friend today because I know if I did I would have absolutely fallen apart and I didn't want to embarass myself and others in the audience.
As this may be the only post I am able to do today, I must include my poetic daily entry here. It is a poem I wrote at the very beginning of my blogging career when a dear friend of mine lost a granddaughter. It expresses my feelings, not only at this time, but today, when I am thinking about our friend, Loyde, and his family as they grieve.
God bless all of you who did things this week that would have made others cringe and thank you for having the courage to admit your bloopers to your readers.
Take care and have a super week,
Our Father says we are to weep
With others when they cry,
And that we are to laugh with those
Who are happy by and by.
News came to me that you have lost
Someone much too young to go.
She was beautiful and loving;
I’ve heard from those who know.
So please do know that as I sit
And pen these words to you
The tears are flowing freely
And my heart is breaking too.
I’ll keep you in my nearest thought
And in my earnest prayers
That God will hold you strongly
And you’ll feel him ever there.
Just know I’m one of many
Who will share this pain today,
As you’ve shared pain and laughter
With others along life’s way.
Mimmy aka Joyce K. Smith
May 2, 2009