I Grit My Teeth and Fake a Smile


I grit my teeth and fake a smile
And no one knows it all the while

My life is spent in waiting rooms
And stressing over copays due
My back is screaming, feet are numb
But to share my pain makes me feel dumb

I pawn my treasures and count pennies
To pay doctors bills and pharmacies
My husband’s based in Tennessee
So rarely can he care for me

Spanish Fork life gives me few perks
When Salt Lake City has all the work
Full-time employment may be a dream
When my pain daily makes me scream

I’m truly blessed to be Rosie’s mom
But she has nightmares that I’m GONE

My neighbors want to help my life
With MLM schemes for a stay-at-home wife
Unless it’s free, I can’t drink superjuice
So I’ll cry in bed, reading blogs like Dooce

Now that I’ve moaned and cried a bit
I’ll wipe my eyes, and publish it

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  • I wish you a better day.

  • Women who ARE able to be stay at home moms have it made. My mom tells me all the time that I could “stay home if I wanted to.” That is SUCH an untruth! Brett made $8k last year….how could I stay at home?

    Hope you are feeling better today and just know that while I maybe can’t identify with your health issues, I CAN identify with your job woes 🙁 And being inbetween jobs is soooo hard.

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