Monday, February 06, 2006

The Wounds of a Friend

I was telling Eric, (my comrade -- his office is next to mine -- he's a Steeler's fan, but otherwise a good guy) about how I feel really feel isolated right now in my life. I feel like we're stuck at home all the time and we really don't have much of a life and frankly, I'm feeling lonely. I go to work, go home, go to bed, then do it all over again. He told me to "buck up," that's just life with 2 kids and a pregnant wife and that I needed to let it go and stop whining and get some perspective -- that this is a temporary situation. (He was MUCH kinder in saying this -- I'm just summarizing.) He's right...and I appreciated it, and that's an examply of why this bit of wisdom is true: "Wounds from a friend are better than many kisses from an enemy. " -- Proverbs 27:6


Eric T. said...

you know, i used to feel that way about a year ago. wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed, repeat.
then God moved me to 2nd shift. and i realized what i had taken for granted.

be happy you have a job that might be a bit monotonous, but allows you to be home with your family and be there for the things your friends want you there for.

ckd said...

I'm sorry. It's not my job that's monotonous. My job is stimulating and fun and rewarding. It's really more about feeling a little bit alone at this stage of life...but "this too shall pass."