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Thursday, July 29, 2010

No! Anything but THAT!

Please! No! Not THAT!

I've been going to the same doctor my whole life. Why? Because I've lived close by him my entire life and because frankly-I don't want a bunch of people to know about, ya know...


I remember I use to get strep throat when I was younger, a lot. Well, at least for a 7 year old, 3 times a year is a lot.

"Okay Ryan, you're not quite big enough to take pills so you're going to have to have a shot."

A shot?! Are you kidding me? I don't care that I get a balloon tied to my wrist and a cheap lollipop, I don't want a shot!

So here we are, nurse walks in and tries to act like this is no big deal. (Yeah her!) I'm calm and collected until I see the needle, the source of the pain. I brace myself and then hear what sounds like an angel, "It's okay Ry, it will be over soon."

It was my mom.

We all have someone in our lives that brings comfort during times of pain. As we're going through life at times we face our own "needle",
not getting the grade we wanted, fighting with a loved one or roommate, feeling like the world is crashing in on you...needle.

Interestingly enough, we always have SOMEONE who is saying, "It's okay Ry, it will be over soon."

Or maybe you think that "someone" isn't really there for you? You think they're more like the needle and you shout,

"No! Anything but them!"

When THEM is the only thing that can save you from THAT. like the needle?

I know I don't. Ouch.

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