Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24

Just Humor Me

Daily Post Prompt – Allergic

In the midst of pain, I believe humor is good medicine.

As some of you know from following my blog or know me in real-time, I have been childless for more than half of my life.  When I first found out, it was a hard pill to swallow.  My heightened awareness of what I could not have illuminated every pregnant woman, baby, and family around me.  I felt lost like a sock.  I did not fit in the mommy group, I was divorced, and I was alone.

In desperation I turned to the library seeking books on childlessness.  Twenty-five years ago, I hunted the shelves to find solace with at least one author who walked the same path in life.  I looked high; I looked low.  My search uncovered books about difficult pregnancies, but nothing on strictly childlessness.  As I sat slumped in a corner, deflated and defeated in my search, my eyes were drawn to one book, lying on its side, alone.  Something made me reach up and grab it.  As I flipped the book over to read the back cover, I realized this book was written in a childless language I could understand.  It was a book written by a childless woman, for childless women.

I want to give appropriate recognition to the author, but alas, I cannot remember her name nor the name of the book.  I found one of her quotes to be the medical humor that got me through many uncomfortable times.

In one of the chapters, the author said she was so tired of the question, “Do you have children?”  she began to reply, “No, my cats are allergic to children.”

A light-hearted response for my heavy heart.  Humor is good medicine.





Psalm 126:2-3 (NIV)

Our mouths were filled with laughter,
    our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
    “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
    and we are filled with joy.

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One thought on “Just Humor Me

  1. Great cartoons and so true to life with cats. I’m sorry for your struggles and am glad the book was comforting to you.

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