I Have To Be On The Road

Another Perfect Start To A Wonderful Day

Little Did We know

Our phone alarm is going off for the second time

My wife jumps out of bed

As I mumble something

Barely audioable

My wife's says in a louder and a clearer voice

Are you going to talk ?

You are going have to get up

I can't hear you laying down

As I drape the pillow over my head

Trying to ignore life

I force myself to the edge of the bed

I was going to leave it short and simple

Then I realized there is a part two

I motion hand signals by my body to move

My body sluggishly drops to the fetal position

A way of saying leave me alone

I force myself again to the upright position

This is the way Homosapiens stand

Erect and in an upright position

Now even that is stretching the truth

Because I am a sloucher

I try to stand shoulders back

It's so much effort

What I am really talking about

Is coming to my wife's aid

This is what husbands do for their wife

Unconditionally without thinking

It is easy having fun with your wife when everything goes like clock work

It's when the chips are down

The shine lost it's luster

When you really don't feel like it

You go up and beyond

I will help out any way possible

To see her getting in the car and off to work

As fast as possible

Then wish her a safe and pleasant drive

Not without a kiss

Maybe two or three

Why stop there

Four or five

Now for sure my wife will be late

Once again it will be my fault

I can handle it

With only three hours sleep

I throw toget her a make shift breakfast

Two pieces of toast smeared with peanut butter

A banana and an apple wrapped in foil

Both easy to eat while driving

The next fifteen minutes are a blank

All I remember is crawling back into bed

After locking the door

It wasn't till hours later we spoke

She arrived on time and there was little traffic

Despite reports of traffic backed up earlier

Do to an auto accident

See everything happend for a reason

The reason becomes known later

Like a flower that blooms

Only after looking at all the buds

When the time is right

You see such a beautiful sight












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Nellieanna 2 months ago from TEXAS

I have to smile. Yet, with all that at the start, you see it as a positive day, - at least in the title! Good for you!

Hugs.


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DREAM ON 2 months ago Author

Nellieanna I even lost half my hub in the process. I was too tired to notice.Some how it didn't save. So I added more but my exact words are gone forever. If I had written my hub the old fashioned way with pen and paper I would have my rough drafts to look back at. Here I have a lonely, deeply disappointed blank screen. I want to scream. Technologies bad side no one talks about. Thank you for your kindness. Off to work as the writer disappears and soon the fast order cook takes over. Rolls we play come in so many shades of grey. Each have their place and in what thine world will they meet.


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shanmarie 2 months ago from Texas

Everything happens for a reason. I like those words, especially right now, though I am not sure how true they are. There's a family crisis and I am unable to do anything because the legal system is so screwed up. It requires money to have a chance and that is something we lack. It's such a useless, helpless feeling. But I like your positive outlook on this possibly less positive day if yours. I'll get to that point with this situation. I always do.


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shanmarie 2 months ago from Texas

I had a lengthy comment here, but I guess it went proof. . .So . . .that's that. I hope everything does happen for a reason.


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DREAM ON 2 months ago Author

Shanmarie I received all your beautiful comments. I am playing catch up. The last few days crazy busy. Thank you for being patient and your comments always appreciated and loved.


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shanmarie 2 months ago from Texas

Oh. Well, it wasn't a big deal. I just thought it disappeared because I've learned that if I forget to request the desktop site when I'm using my cell phone the comments usually do not post. I discovered that when I was replying to comments on my hubs with my phone. Technology is a pain in the rear sometimes. LOL.


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DREAM ON 2 months ago Author

Shanmarie I tried using my phone for comments and I could never figure it out. I wait till I go home and use an I pad. My home computer crashed a few years ago and I was so depressed. I also had a lap top that went Kapoheey!!!! I lost pictures and a lot more. Technology most of the time rocks. When disaster happens it changes from me being in the water and being pushed against the rocks. I feel your pain. Thank you so much.


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DREAM ON 2 months ago Author

Shanmarie I can't wait to post my comments. It takes me forever because I try to give each one special attention. I try make it extra special because I know how busy everyone is and for them to take time out of their day to read what I have to say is very important to me. Without you and everyone else I would have little encouragement to keep writing. I use to write for years for myself and I was happy doing it until lots of my writings got ruined then I felt awful.


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DREAM ON 2 months ago Author

Shanmarie I honestly believe those words and I have and continue to struggle with many different issues that I have no solution insight. I know if I keep trying something will happen that I could of never understood at this point and time. It feels so god to share. Some how even the toughest of problems become minor. I create many of my hubs from all these tough times. Hang on and hang in there. Thank you for explaining and sharing. Wouldn't it be great if our problems could go Poof! If that didn't work lets try Zap! How about Boom! No luck yet my problems are still here. (Lol)


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shanmarie 2 months ago from Texas

This is no minor problem. It's a child being ripped away from her family and it's a big complicated tale that would only confuse you if I tried.


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Nellieanna 2 months ago from TEXAS

Dear Michael. - Oh, dear! What a series of frustrations! But, still, you find a way to keep hopeful and even to offer hope to others.

Yes, it's so that often a solution to stuff appears which one could not have foreseen! And I think it's easier to see those when they do appear if one has maintained an optimistic attitude even during the trial or tribulation.

We do get inspiration from both our 'ups' and our 'downs'. When we write about things going on, many times the unforeseen solution reveals itself right there in our own words!

At one time of my life when I was having a lot of challenge in a business I was trying to do, I started writing a letter in a pretty blank book to God most days. Then, right away or soon after, I would write His answer to my letter which usually had a plea to Him for help of some kind. I was always amazed to read those words which I'd penned but must have been inspired to write! They usually made me 'sit up and take notice' of things I was doing or not doing to contribute to the problems! haha. But I hadn't really stopped to consider those. Plus the replies always pointed out some wonderful real truth right before my nose that I'd simply overlooked, something that could help me resolve the problem or move in a better direction toward fixing it and getting it resolved. Some things were resolved then or eventually and some never were, but the lessons of that exercise were SO valuable from then on! Just being more observant and a little more objective and less subjective was enormously beneficial! I soon found that it helped even in understanding others and their situations.

I still have those books full of those letters-to-God. Several of them. Every once awhile I read some of them to refresh those lessons!

Wouldn't matter if they were written in spiral notebooks or on filler paper and kept in a notebook or folder. The value is in writing them, not to oneself - but essentially to and for oneself and one's better insight. And it's like making a friend - and a pen-pal of one's Maker, a little like 2-way prayer.


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DREAM ON 2 months ago Author

Shanmarie Without the advances of technology I would not be able to connect to you and share so many different points of view. I grew up when we didn't have that option. I know the difference. I didn't mean to upset you. What I am trying to say is there are many things in life that look impossible and things have a way of working out. I am not saying things are not important and they can easily be corrected. I know the seriousness of the situation and some things we have no control over. We are not God and don't have the means or money to do all we want. Some of the hardest times in my life have also taught me some of the greatest lessons about life and people. I will pray for a better outcome and keep the faith.I don't easily get confused and frustrated. If you ever want to talk.I have two ears to hear what other people miss. Thank you for sharing.


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shanmarie 2 months ago from Texas

No, you didn't upset me at all. This entire situation has upset me maybe more than it should have,. But it's not just one thing. I have serious issues with this system as a whole. It needs serious reform.

Anyway, I am not and was not upset with you at any point. I do understand that things are less mountainous after the fact. I've definitely been through enough to know that. I just wish this were one of those times. Any time in my life, I've at least had my family and I still have my children. That is the most important.


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DREAM ON 2 months ago Author

Nellieanna I also found astonishing results in my daily writings. It clears my mind so I can refocus on other issues. I can refer back to my thoughts and see if my attitude matches my expectations and desire. My father passed away in 1991. I was 27 years old and felt he never got to enjoy retirement and all the things he worked all his life for. He died at the young age of 66. He was a good man and I immediately thought why my father then I thought why not. I wrote a series of letters to dad. Thinking what would he do. I know how much he loved my mom and I know my dad would want me to do anything I could to help her. I made sacrifices doing all I could bringing her to the doctors visits and food shopping. Then in my free time I wanted to just spend time with mom doing anything she loved. Most of the time window shopping and just spending time together. It's hard when you have to juggle work and sleep. When I couldn't see her I would call her on the telephone.I wanted to talk for hours once again work would cut my time short. I wouldn't change it for the world. My mom passed away at the age of 83. I thought she would live to be 100. I was wrong again.Often I just talk out loud as if mom was still here. Hey mom what a sunny day I would say. A great day for a walk. Thinking once again there was still so much to do and say.we just never know. So to this day I am thankful for all the time I had with my mom and dad. Thank you for sharing. (shells)


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DREAM ON 2 months ago Author

Shanmarie Changes are made in the system by people like you who do all they can to make sure other people don't have the same problems in the future. Reform has to start somewhere. If you do a hub on the problem maybe someone else might know or be more familiar with the legal system and could offer their services or advice. Thank you for reading and listening. Have a good night.


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Nellieanna 2 months ago from TEXAS

Aw, your memories of your mom and dad are so sweet and touching, it gave me 'goose bumps'. I loved my parents so much, too, and my George was truly my soul mate and I 'talk' to them frequently. All my siblings are gone and I loved them dearly. Those who have gone on still can feel so real and close.

Life produces challenges continuously - and perhaps we should be thankful for those as we are for the joys and blessings. It would be non-life if it were not full of surprise, change and - well, consequences. I like to think of it as being neutral about what it produces. They're not exactly rewards or punishments. They do seem to be lessons, though. We can learn which things bring results we want and which do not and have a little control over the variables and vicissitudes of LIFE. But because it's neutral and not out to 'get us' -- there are simply some outcomes and developments which we couldn't have changed -- or that would have meant that we had to choose between options which we valued differently, such as choosing to help someone when it might mean we were late to work and had to pay a price for that choice.

I so fully believe that we are beginning our heaven or hell here in this life - but the wondrous part is that we are not yet locked into it. We are still here to learn and grow. Our faith is still maturing, so long as we have breath and heartbeat. It seems to be a preparation, though it's also LIFE as it's lived.

You seem to always find the better road. I so admire that.


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DREAM ON 2 months ago Author

Nellieanna Living life makes my body tingle all over. Reading your comments are wonderful blessings right before my eyes. Thanks so much. My wife and I am off to work and earn anthers day pay. Being healthy is all I care about and everything else is like honey just to make life sweeter. Happy Sunday.


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Nellieanna 2 months ago from TEXAS

Bravo!


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DREAM ON 2 months ago Author

Nellieanna I am up early letting my aches and pains sleep. I was smart not wake them sooner or later they will rise hopefully much, much later they will wake up all on their own. Then I will deal with each one giving it any attention necessary to make it feel better. Thanks so much and I hope you are also off to a good running start.

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