"When I find myself in times of trouble,
Mother Mary comes to me. . ." - The Beatles
We've been worrying over a big business decision for a couple of weeks now. After a fitful night last night, I decided to take a walk this morning and just think.
I didn't worry about running, I just walked and breathed in the cool but humid air that preceded the pending tropical storm. And I pondered our plight.
I talked to my stepDad in my head. He's been gone for a year and a half now, but he still always offers me the best advice. "Lollipop, let it be. . .things will work out, or they won't. You'll just have to keep going, regardless."
Well, THAT made me start thinking of the Beatles' song. I walked in time to the words, "Let it be. Let it be. There will be an answer, let it be."
By the time I'd made it back home, there was peace in my heart and strength in my resolve. I would stand by my husband, and everything would be fine, no matter what happened.
I decided I'd pull some pork chops out of the freezer and marinate them. I had to go out to the travel trailer to recover the bottle of "jerk" marinade I remembered we'd taken on our last camping trip, and I noticed my husband was over at the neighbor's house, helping her move a statue.
What a sweet guy I'm married to, always helping with something. . . I thought to myself.
A few minutes later, I was back in the kitchen, poking my chops, when Hubbalicious came limping through the house hurriedly. "It's broken!" he exclaimed, as he headed to the back porch.
"What happened?!" I followed him out, and waited for him to take a few puffs off of his cigarette. His foot was blue and bleeding.
"I dropped Mother Mary on my damn foot!"
If you can't see the irony in all of this, then Heaven help you!
Later, as we waited for the doctor to come in to the small room, I sang a little tune to my husband:
"When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me,
Crashing on my small toe, let it be, let it be. . ."
Hey, at least it took our minds off of our worries for a bit!
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