Ironies In My Life – Shout out to Carol Wilcox

Last week one of the writers in My Slice of Life Group, Carol Wilcox, carolwscorner.blogspot.com,  wrote about having a difficult child.  She felt that all the other Slicers had an idillic family life.  So this Slice goes out to her.  SLICE OF LIFE

As many of you who have read my blogs know, my husband and I are currently raising our one year old granddaughter.  We also have a 37 year old son who lives in a nursing home.  The following is a list of the ironies in my life from the past week.

  • Receiving complementary copies of Parenting Magazine and AARP Magazine.
  • Buying baby food on the first Wednesday of the month so that I can receive the senior discount.
  • Explaining to the nice man at Amerihealth that I can’t put Maya on our health insurance policy because we are on Medicare.
  • Feeding your granddaughter breakfast and then going to a nursing home to feed your son lunch.
  • Getting a babysitter so that you can celebrate your 65th birthday with your girlfriends.
WHO'S LIFE IS THIS ANYWAY?  CAN'T BE MINE.  SOMEONE MADE A MISTAKE WHEN I GOT ASSIGNED THIS LIFE.
WHO’S LIFE IS THIS ANYWAY? CAN’T BE MINE. SOMEONE MADE A MISTAKE WHEN I GOT ASSIGNED THIS LIFE.

“If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.”

― Regina Brett

Wishing you a week filled with humorous ironies,

Bernadette

 

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

10 Responses

  1. Oh Bernadette, what wisdom and grace there is in all of life’s ironies. The problem pile quote at the end was a just right ending. Peace and love be with your family, Maya and your son–thank you for sharing your list.

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  2. Holy cow, Bernadette, I promise not to complain about my life any more! Can’t even imagine how hard this must be. I wish you lived in Denver because I would offer to babysit!

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  3. Your caring and compassion for others comes through in this slice. We only get one chance at life, so we have to make the best of what we are given. You are amazing to do what you must.

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  4. I am impressed with your ability to pick out these ironies. They are funny…. well, not funny…. but…. ironic. I read Carol’s post last week, too. I hope this made her feel a bit better! Love the quote at the end – so, so true! Great post – thanks for opening up your life to us!

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  5. One of the things I love about slices and this writing community is how we are all impacted by one another’s stories. I think Carol’s slice last week struck a chord for many of us. It was so honest and brave. I’ve thought about it often. I love that you wrote something as a result of what she wrote. I think that finding the ironies and the humor in life’s struggles is a gift and a great skill.

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