*Warning, reader discretion is advised.
My heart is breaking. I just want to sob and be held by someone who cares. I want to cry freely without worry and be comforted by someone who doesn’t need for me to be strong for them. It can’t be fixed what I’m enduring. I don’t want you to fix it. I just want to be protected for a few minutes, be held and loved for who I am and to be comforted and not have to comfort someone else for awhile. Is it too much to ask?
Tears fall, unbidden so much these days. I’m not a really pretty crier either which doesn’t help. I’m the gal who gets a red nose and blubbery. You know that type that doesn’t cry often, but when she does, it comes from the depths of her solar plexus in big heaps of sadness? That’s me.
Although I’ve been known to get quietly teary on occasion at a movie, at a tender moment, when the beauty of life hits me in a certain way or when I look at my once vibrant Mama and know that there’s a little vacancy now behind the eyes that she’s trying desperately to hide and I’m trying so hard to not see.
Life’s just not easy these days. I miss so much that’s not mine. I need a friend to lean on and I’m really alone. It’s hard to take on all of this by myself even though I have help. It’s frustrating, heart-breaking and I feel like I’m in solitary confinement with the weight of the world on me. I’m just so darn sad and alone.
I hate this. I hate feeling so alone. I dislike feeling like I need someone to hold me because I know there’s nobody. On one hand, I know I’ve got it. I can do this. I’ve had to deal with more than this instance. On the other, I’m tired of cleaning up everyone else’s messes and I’m frustrated with their ability to just hand over everything to me as if I will always pick up the pieces to make it right for everyone else.
Sure, I can find peace within myself and peace within the stillness. But I want to be coddled for a few minutes. Rock me Mama in that rocking chair. Make it all go away for a few minutes please. I wish you could do that again for me, be my Mama…and let me be a little girl if only for a few minutes…it would be so nice…take away the boo boo, kiss me, snuggle me and remind me that you are powerful and that I am protected. Pretty please?