i thought today about why it is that we hate to ask for help.
once in awhile i will ask for a ride, or maybe ask someone to pick
something up for me. but, i have not asked for real help for
quiet awhile. i see so clearly how there are transitions in our lifetime
when we need help, starting at birth. and most of us are willing to ask
a professional for help. but for some reason it seems easier to ask for
physical help rather than emotional help. i can ask him, or one of the boys
to carry something or maybe turn the garden beds.... but asking
one of them to sit and hold me while i vent or work my way through
something, is much harder. and yet, putting ourselves out there,
showing our vulnerability is what makes relationships grow stronger.
i thought today how i might word it differently: not please do me a favor,
but rather, boy i sure could use some help. making it easier on all of us
when that time comes that i really do need it!