August 25, 2009

Words of Discouragement?

I just read the Facebook status update of someone who's in the homestretch of her pregnancy - just a few weeks to go. She wrote that she's trying to juggle everything beautifully and keep the big balancing act together.

I'd guess she means her life in general; don't most of us feel that way at some point or another? I honestly didn't presume her status update had anything to do with gestating...

In response, someone left a comment reading, "You think this is one [a balancing act] - just wait!" Gee thanks, friend!

It's always my inclination to leave words of encouragement to people who are admittedly not having the most fabulous day/week/life. Why do anything but try and make things better?

With that in mind, let me heartily thank y'all for not responding similarly to my insomnia whinings...I might have cried out of sheer exhaustion. I got a good night's sleep, though, and am so grateful to have friends who don't say, "Think it's bad now? It's going to get way worse!"

(Ok, ok, she didn't quite say that. But it would have felt that way to me!)


Abbie said...

Some people are just negative ninnies. It's amazing what people will write on Facebook... it's like they've got to comment on everything. If I can't think of something worthwhile to add, then I don't comment!

SLynnRo said...

Do you read STFU Parents? It's full of stuff like this. people are awful.

Solar Powered said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I look forward to following yours. People really drive me crazy with those kind of comments during pregnancy!!!!!

Beth Messervy said...

I always think back on how true this post is, Anne. No more so than today, my due date, which is halfway over...and I am still pregnant.

Yes, I realize that these are my last few days of being selfish. But I, too, am astonished at how many people left those "your life as you know it is over," "this is the last sleep you will ever get," "you can do it without an epidural...i did" comments on my Facebook status updates.

I'm trying to think of a suitable punishment for these so-called FB friends. I'll let you know what I come up with.

It's so refreshing to read your posts and see pictures of Mac. Keep up the good work! Hopefully I will have some good news of my very own.....soon!!!!


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