#74 No You Di-n't Eat That AVOCADO AT ME!
On Sunday, at church, my beautiful friend Kelsy spoke about forgiveness and more specifically about not being offended. She stated, most eloquently, that no one can offend you. Offense is a choice. She read the funniest blog post about being offended from Momastery.
"I remember sitting in the food court of the mall one afternoon when my three kids were very young. I was cutting cardboard pizza and life-threatening “chicken” into itty bitty pieces, wiping up a million sugary spills, sweating, sweating, sweating, trying to figure out if I could be arrested for leaving my kids’ side for one hot second to refill my coke, praying no one would have to pee because: THREE KIDS WHO LICK EVERYTHING IN A PUBLIC RESTROOM and just, well, UGH.
I loved this post because sometimes I feel the stupidity of my own offendedness slap me across the face. I have been guilty of looking at others with their bags of snacks for kids at church and their cute pregnancy outfits and their cupcake and bow filled baby showers and being offended that they would "bring that", "be that", "invite me to that" and in all my self-righteous anger, even though I can see the silliness of it all, I still find the fire to be offended. But that is just a mask, what I really am is hurt and discouraged. Hurt, discouraged and worried that everyone is looking AT ME and judging me and finding me wanting because I find myself missing the mark. But, hey, at least I don't get upset about AVOCADOS right?
*Laughter is the best medicine right? Why not laugh at my infertility?! I do not mean to offend with any of these posts, it is just a way to let go a little and see the humor in our situation. Please laugh with me!