Bring On The Rain

Bring on the Rain ~ by Jo Dee Messina/Tim McGraw ~ a song that has given me a kick up the butt this morning. It’s as if it was written for me and turned up just when it needed to.

I was surfing the ‘net looking for ways to relieve the joint and muscle pains that are pounding my body right now. Instead of remedies I found this song, read the lyrics and found them empowering.

Before listening to the song and reading the lyrics I was feeling exceptionally sorry for myself, having a full~on pity party. I am in excruciating pain, a description I am not using lightly. The pain is all encompassing right now, joints and muscles on fire and a feeling of overwhelming fatigue to top it off.

Frustratingly it’s all my own doing because yesterday I literally powered through the day, fuelled by coffee and additional pain killers, to go on a Uni open day with my husband and daughter.

In hindsight I should have stayed at home, but I loathe giving in to my illnesses and missing out on doing things with my family. So, I loaded myself up and continued to top up the caffeine & painkillers throughout the day. I had my stick but needed my crutches, I must use crutches as per rheumatologist advice but don’t like to stand out as the disabled parent and its purely stubborn pride. The stick, sadly, was not up to the job in hand so I missed the accommodation tour.

I’m glad that I could be in the presentation though and by the end of the day my youngest had applied for the course pending exam results.

Today I have swollen ankles along with greatly inflamed Achilles & hips, tendinitis and bursitis raging, Fibro and ME piling on more symptoms such as post exertions malaise, pain and fogginess ~ mind you my family rarely notice the fogginess as I’m ditzy at the best of times.

I had started to feel sorry for myself until listening to this song, it really is uplifting, and I am “not gonna let it get me down, I’m not gonna cry.”

Life could be so much worse, I am grateful for what I have and must continue to focus on that. Feeling sorry for myself helps no one, its negative energy depleting my reserves for no gain. “‘Cause tomorrow’s another day and I’m not afraid, so bring on the rain.”

Thank you to the songwriters & singer for this beautiful song, it has uplifted me and changed my mindset today, it was the kick up the arse I needed.

No more feeling sorry for myself, life isn’t how I imagined it to be but it’s still good between the rain. Today is but a battle, not the war, I will do my best to navigate through it with as much grace as I can. So, fuck it! Bring on the rain and I’ll show you that I can get through it ~ although can’t guarantee it will be without a whimper!

Sending love to you if you are struggling, know you aren’t alone, you have a whole virtual community there for you on all social media platforms ~ you just need to reach out to them.

Bring on the Rain ~ Jo Dee Messina/Tim McGraw

Another day has almost come and gone
Can’t imagine what else could go wrong
Sometimes I’d like to hide away somewhere and lock the door

A single battle lost but not the war
‘Cause tomorrow’s another day
And I’m thirsty anyway

So bring on the rain
It’s almost like the hard times circle ’round
A couple drops and they all start coming down

Yeah, I might feel defeated,
And I might hang my head
I might be barely breathing, but I’m not dead

Tomorrow’s another day
And I’m thirsty anyway
So bring on the rain

No I’m not gonna let it get me down
I’m not gonna cry
And I’m not gonna lose any sleep tonight

‘Cause tomorrow’s another day
And I’m not afraid
So bring on the rain

Tomorrow’s another day
And I’m thirsty anyway
So bring on the rain

Bring on
Bring on the rain

No I’m not gonna let it get me down
I’m not gonna cry

So bring on the rain
Bring on
Bring on the rain
Bring on the rain
Bring on the rain
Bring on the rain

Songwriters: BILLY MONTANA,HELEN DARLING
© Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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Author: crazypurplemama

Adore all things purple, wife, mother, amateur photographer, dog lover & Blogger.

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