2009-04-17

Dealing with Disappointment

So how do you deal with disappointment. When things don't go your way or the way you plan....when the plans just don't pan out....or bring you down a road you didn't want to go...how do you deal with this?

I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Things for me have not been going as I would have planned. Now, don't get me wrong, my family is healthy, my boys are growing and blossoming like I could only dream. (and trashing the bathroom while I think they are asleep like a good toddler should).

I received a disappointment yesterday, news I didn't want....rejection. I will admit at first I was sad, when I called my husband, I felt the lump, the tears welled up, we hung up quickly...I don't have time to cry. I thought about it....I was sad about it....and now I am getting over it.

I have learned that things don't always pan out the way I expect them to or want them to. I have learned that usually there is a reason - even if it is lost on me. This would have been a big change for my life...had I not been rejected....I realize that maybe I wasn't truly ready for that change, maybe I have more to learn in my current state of being. Maybe the struggles that my family and I are going through right now (many related to some of my former bad decisions) we are meant to go through a little longer, on the other end we will be stronger, closer, more secure...I just wish I could see the light at the end of this tunnel we are in....I just wish I knew when the other end was.

So this is it, this is how I deal with disappointment, when things don't go as I would like. I have learned, to , well, learn. To breathe, to relax, and to know that there will be some window opened to me when the time is right.

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Ok...blah blah blah....got that out....lets look at something fun....

This is my entire tupperware cabinet emptied onto my stove

This is why

yes that is a 2 1/2 year old boy in that cabinet

I was not quick enough finding the camera to get a picture of Jack when he got in there first.
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Now don't forget to play Truth or Dare with me (use the button up above). You have about a month to ask me a question, or challenge me to do something silly....and possibly up your chances to win something almost fabulous.

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WAIT!! One more thing...I am officially addicted to swaps so I am signing up to play along with Mamarazzi and her "Favorite Thing" swap....a good time will be had by all....no doubt.



8 comments:

  1. I am so excited that you joined the swap.

    You will be getting a confirmation email once I get your info. Please respond to that email, doing so will confirm your spot in the swap. Once I get all of the RSVPs and confirmation from everyone I will make the matches...around April 23. THEN all packages need to be sent on May 23. This will give you a whole MONTH to put together the best package possible.

    My last TWO swaps were amazing, for this one to be just as or even more amazing communication is paramount. Be prepared to hear from me often but I promise, you are going to love this!

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  2. So sorry that things didn't work out, but God does have a better plan...
    Cute picture of the boys. My son loves to empty the cupboards too. Good hiding spots.
    Cute pictures.

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  3. Keep that chin held high. I admire how rational you are and how clear your thoughts come across. That's what will take you far in life.

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  4. I'm sorry you're facing such disappointment. The only thing that makes me feel better when I'm upset is cleaning! I too admire your outlook. And I love the picture of the little feet inside the cabinet. Too cute!

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  5. Disappointment is such a tough one. We have been going through much of that around here too. I really love your outlook. It is true, wherever you are meant to be you will end up, just not in your time. It is so hard to think that when we are going through it. Often times in the end it is better than we planned anyway.

    Loved the pictures, that was too cute.

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  6. I don't know how anyone could reject you, Liz. Hang in there.
    That is the cutest picture of your little monkey!!!

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  7. Disappointment is a tough one for me, too, but it is a part of everyone's life at one point or another...unfortunately! I'm sorry things didn't work out as you had hoped. :-(

    Trusting that God has the perfect plan for you and your family. :o)

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  8. The boys are adorable! I just wanted to tell you to give yourself time to cry if you feel it. There is nothing wrong with it. It is cleansing and will help you move on. The trick is to set a limit on it! Dropping in from SITS with bloggy love. Lanie

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