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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

going shopping

on the way home from mass this morning i had to stop and get a few things for the house. i am still receiving meals from gracious people- so thankfully i didn't have to buy LOTS of groceries, just some stuff for the house. the publix by our house knows us. they know my kids. we know quite a few of their employees by name. but they don't know me-know me. so one day they see me shopping pregnant, and the next they'll see me not pregnant. they've seen me like this twice before and have gotten used to me wearing my newborns in slings- so i can almost hear them say "oh! you had your baby! ..... where is he?"
so to avoid this scenario i went shopping at the new kroger next door. i felt a pang of guilt. like i was being unfaithful. but i rationalized that i was just doing this for the time being- i can't run away from this forever. i told chris of my kroger shopping plan on saturday and he thought it a good idea. he told me he was going to look for a new job because he didn't want to have to go back and explain to a bunch of people. then he calmed me down by saying he wasn't serious about another job- he likes his current job.
he said "you don't have to face everything all at once. just take your time."
good man.


  1. Chris may be a living saint... :)

  2. Hi! Just wanted to share what my little Mary said tonight after prayers. "mama, you don't need to pray for Jedi anymore, he is in heaven." Ahhh the beauty of children. She was so right...but we can still pray for you and your family.

  3. I agree with your dear husband, just take one day at a time... what a precious gift, though only for a short while, God gave you in Little Jedi.
    I was led to pray for you and to your site by a dear friend of your brother's(Fr Kevin)

  4. Thanks for being vulnerable Elizabeth.

  5. I'm so grateful for how well Chris is caring for your heart. What a great husband you have.

  6. :) You two are awesome! I think I would have done the same thing with the shopping... oddly enough, my "loyalty" is to Kroger and I always feel guilty walking into a Publix... hmmpf!?!?! :)

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving and know that you and your entire family are in our daily prayers...

  7. I will go with you! OR tell me the Publix and I will bring your picture and tell them the situation. You tell me if you need my help!
    Chris is right you don't need to face everything today! One thing at a time as you are ready!
    Much peace and love!

  8. I've been there Liz, I know what you felt. I realized when I felt I could and couldn't go out.


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