Things That Go Bump In The Night

When I was a child my family was stationed in England.  We enjoyed traveling many places and one of my fondest memories was driving through the foggy hills of Scotland at night with my parents telling us scary stories.  I remember well the poem, “From ghosties and ghoulies, and long-legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night~good Lord protect us”.  Being impressionable, the visions of ghosties and ghoulies, long-legged beasties and their like stuck with me…now I have children of my own and I realize the beasties and “things that go bump in the night” have taken on a whole new meaning as an adult. 

The scary stories are no longer about scary monsters that hide in the shadows or under the bed-they are the stories of waiting in the oncology office to hear if your daughter has cancer (thank God she didn’t), watching your son have a seizure on the merry-go-round at the park, hearing diagnoses that change their lives and yours forever.  Scary becomes wondering if you are up to the task of taking care of your special children, advocating for them, protecting them, trying to let them be typical children despite your fears for them.  Monsters become the medicines and their side effects, professionals with whom you have to fight for every chance for your children, and other children who are mean. 

But it isn’t all about the ghosties and ghoulies and that’s why I decided to write this blog.  I wanted to write about the dragonslaying and ghostbusting, and defeating giants.  The hope and the victories, small AND large.  The laughter and the happy tears, and the things you learn to be thankful for that others take for granted.  The wonderful lessons taught by the silliest moment or thing.  The whispered voice of God at just the right time.  The things that make it so that I wouldn’t change a thing in this crazy life!

My hope is that by sharing the humorous (and sometimes not) things I see and experience that it will help others in their journeys.  If nothing else it will help me to put it down.  There is always something going “bump” in the night around here-cats, dogs, kids, etc and never a dull moment-so please follow along and I pray that you find something that blesses you along the way.

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About heathyrwoosley

I am a stay at home Mom (formerly a nurse), happily married, and parent of two children who have special medical needs with one also having ASD. I also struggle with my own chronic health issues. Every day is a challenge and an adventure. My hope is to help others who experience difficulties look at them with humor and to provide hope and inspiration.
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18 Responses to Things That Go Bump In The Night

  1. Darlene says:

    Amazing!!!!!!

  2. This is awesome and you certainly have some stories to tell! I know it will help others. I’m so PROUD of you!

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  4. Thank you Darlene! I hope you enjoy the future posts just as well! 😉

  5. Right here is the perfect site for anybody who wants
    to understand this topic. You know so much its almost hard
    to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa).
    You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that has
    been discussed for a long time. Great stuff, just excellent!

    • Thank you for your comment! My only expertise is from life experience. Laughter is the best medicine and without being able to laugh at the tough stuff we’d never get through it! 😉 Hope you continue to enjoy the posts…I’m sure I’ll have some hit and miss since this is all new to me.

  6. Kathy says:

    I understand, too well, what you are saying!

    • Thanks Kathy! I know at first I felt so alone, but it’s been great to meet others who “get it”! Thank you for reading! I hope to get another post out in the next day or so!

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  8. tawleslie says:

    I wrote a lot going Since I was in my 40’s & 50’s, I also had a lot of life’s trials and tribulations to share. Keep it up. I will read!

  9. Bridget says:

    I can’t wait to read more….

  10. Gary says:

    I look forward to reading your blog posts, Heather. I realize I’ve only met your rock-star in training and your husband, but I enjoy hearing all your family stories. Prayers and blessings y’all’s way… (I threw that word in for your friends that may be from out of area) 🙂

  11. Jody Berkey says:

    I had no idea you were such a gifted writer. I’m blown away by your perspective, eloquence, and style. What a talent you possess. I’m looking forward to reading more and enjoying your gifts and insights.

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