Friday, November 21, 2014

Grandparenting with Grace: Five-minute-friday writing prompt- Notice

So it's been a  long time since I visited the Five-minute-Friday bunch. And it seems no one has noticed. That's tonight's prompt-"notice"

I've been walking around for a while now wondering what it takes to get noticed. Does one have to send out a "Notice" stating: "Hey life has gotten really hard here-Help!!" Or, should a public notice be published in the community paper? I just don't know how to get noticed.

Here is what I've tried in an attempt to get noticed, and in this order.
1). Prayer
2). Verbally asking for prayer
3). Verbally asking for help.
4). Whining
5). Crying
6). Stamping my feet at God.
7). Giving up

Yeah, I may be a bit overwhelmed with a child with  sensory issues, my Dad has been ill since June, fell late August and fractured his spine, and is now in Hospice dying. I'm tried of Facebook friends; not to burst your bubble or anything-but THEY ARE NOT REAL. I have noticed, I'm tired. I've noticed I feel alone. I've noticed--no one has noticed.


  1. Visiting from Five Minute Friday. I know how your feel. I often wonder if I disappeared, would anyone notice. Hang in there, keep praying, and know that God notices you!

  2. I am so, so sorry. I had a pretty bad experience a couple of years ago and lost my best and pretty much only friend in my area. I felt so alone. My councilor told me to find one person and become friends slowly. So I did. One has become several and I am so much happier than I have been for the past 8 years. Facebook does not replace a hug or a listening ear. Find that one person. It can and will make an amazing difference in your life. I believe that God not only notices us, He knows you personally, He knows your heart. He knows your name. Hang in there. You are not alone.

  3. Thank you Andrea and Patricia. I haven't meant to be absent and not acknowledge your loving comments. But Dad is not well, life is so hard right now. Thank you for your love. Much appreciated.