I have never taken anything without giving something back.
At some point anyone that I have ever loved has let me down, abandoned me. I figure it is easier and safer just to do everything on my own, so I don't risk the hurt. Poor me. Everyone in my life has let me down.
Seriously though, I have let down every person that has entered into my life. I am human, I make mistakes, right along with every other human that enters into my life.
So, my husband is gone until January or so. 7 months total he will be gone. Maybe this is an opportunity to practice asking and receiving help.
Come to me,
all who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you,
and learn from me,
for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light.