Friday Five Currently | Week 11

This has been a week y'all.  Forget a redo, can I just fast forward to happier times in the future?  Please and thank you.  I hope that everyone in Florence's path stays safe this weekend!

Currently . . .

Waiting |  Hurricane Florence cause quite the stir and a bit of confusion in the Carolinas with all the last minute shifting back and forth.  Thankfully, she's been downgraded to a tropical storm.  Still some areas have already flooded and lots are getting wind damage.  Thousands are without power and so many people have had to leave their homes.  There have even been a few casualities.


Right now in my area, we're just getting wind and some drizzle.  I'm going to be waiting up most of the night to see if things pick up.  Our area does have a flash flood warning.  So, I don't want to wake up to any surprises.  Plus, the wind has been gradually getting stronger and stronger.

Worrying |  While we're talking about Flo, my mom got admitted into the hospital again today.  This is her second hospital stay in less than 2 months.  I'm so worried and frustrated that I can't be with her because of this storm.  My hometown is close to the coast.

So they've been getting the really strong wind and some rain.  Thankfully, my brother is down there with her and is handling everything.  He had to avoid a lot of downed trees and power lines to get her to the hospital.  Also, some of the people's roofs and siding were being ripped off by the wind.

All the power is off at my mom's, but thankfully my sister's apartment still had power.  Y'all, I feel so helpless.  I wish I had a fancy jet to whisk us some place safe.  I wish had the ability to heal my mom.  I wish I had an unlimited supply of money to pay her hospital bills, but I don't have any of that.  And it sucks.  And it hurts.

Pray for us please!

Revealing |  I've been talking about the fact that I'm hosting my first readathon for a while now.  Well, I'm finally revealing all of the details this weekend!  I'm excited and nervous at the same time.  No one signed up to help me host it, but I hope that people participate in it.

Admiring |  Can I tell y'all how much I admire my daughter?  So, she finally figured out that I was the tooth fairy.  I'm surprised by this because she's never believed in Santa.  She loves the idea of him, but she knows her father and I purchase the gifts and put them under the tree.

Anyways, my little guy lost a tooth last weekend.  Of course, I didn't have any cash on me, but I did have a gift card to Walmart. No worries because it's Big Sister to the rescue.  Y'all, she wrote him a note from the tooth fairy saying how she had run out of dollars and had left him the Walmart gift card instead.


How sweet is that?!!  I love that she cared enough about him continuing to believe in the tooth fairy that she did that for him.  I admire how she saw me in a tough position and came up with the perfect solution to help me out.  I am so blessed, humbled, and awed by her nurturing and generous nature.

Trying |  Besides the storm and my mom being in the hospital, I've been dealing with a lot behind the scenes.  Yesterday, I cried in the middle of the hallway sitting on the floor with my knees tucked into my chest.  My kids came and comforted to me.

They wrapped their little arms around me and held me as I felt what I was feeling and released it.  The whole time they kept reminding me that I was going to be okay and they loved me.  Today is a new day and I'm trying to tap into that positivity and optimism that they have.


I'm clinging to the feelings of unconditional love and safety that I felt being hugged and comforted by them yesterday.  Again I am blessed and I don't even know what I've done with and in my life to have deserved such amazing kids.

Well, that's it.  I'm hoping and praying for lots of rainbows, happiness, and miracles!   Please be safe if you're in Flo's path.  Have a great weekend y'all.  And if you haven't already, check out my TBB Asks Cozy Q&A.

When was the last time you let or needed someone to comfort you?

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