There isn’t a single outing or microvacation that I didn’t feel guilty about. I guess that’s one of the things I signed up for when I allowed my husband to go away and work overseas.
Since he is away, he isn’t be able to go with us on outings/swimmings/ malling 90% of the time. And that sets off most of the guilt.
And with a sister who just has to see every infinity pool the world has to offer and me her eternal companion, I find myself feeling like I’m caught in between a rock and a hard place…
It’s not an easy feeling. It gives me a nagging feeling that I’m enjoying myself while my husband works his days in foreign soil — except I’m NOT… because my family is incomplete. I’m sad my husband is away. He is sad because he is away. I hate driving longer than 30 minutes… I find the list going on and on and the negative feeling kept on piling up –guilt, sadness, anger.
But I couldn’t possibly let that eat me.
I’ve read somewhere that “If you find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place…lean on the rock”
During times like these — because I’ve had many, I struggled looking for a rock to lean on.
So what to do during times like this?
I make my Gratitude List and say Thank you.
This is the rock that I lean on —
I am grateful for my husband who does everything he can for us.
I am grateful for my sister who takes time to plan out these microvacations.
I am grateful that I am being challenged with situations like this because it makes me grow.