(more than usual.)
I was talking to myself, and my plants while watering them.
I was talking to myself, while I was driving down the highway, folding clothes, walking,
In the grocery store, and while I was in our apartment-
so loud that my husband called out to me
"Are you talking to yourself again?"
That's when I knew that my soul needed some soothing.
I just know that you all know what it feels like to have worry get such a grip on your soul that your stomach is in knots, your heart is hurting, and your nerves are shattered.
You walk through life in sort of a daze, hours come and go, the sun rises, then sets, and you look back on your day and wonder what on earth you accomplished...besides worry.
There are very few people in this big old world that can bring me to my knees with worry, and angst.
In fact, the only people in the entire world that can really do that to me are my kids.
Kids can hurt, and worry a Mom like no other.
As Mom's we have cared for our children since conception, and that nurturing, devotion and caring never ever lessens.
It does not matter if we are 90 and our children are 70-in our hearts they will be our child.
In a matter of two weeks I had 2 children that were hurt, and when your kids hurt, you hurt.
No Mom will ever let you argue that point.
In fact a friend of mine said this to me.
"A mother can only be as happy as her saddest child."
I had two hurt, and sad children, so there was not a whole lot of happy going on in this heart of mine.
My soul needed some desperate soothing and fast.
So, along with prayer, I relied on these 10 quotes which helped to soothe my soul.
Reset my mind, steer me away from the obsessive worrying
Worry is a bad thing, and really we all know, not one ounce of good comes from doing it.
You see, my son had been in a boating accident while doing research for Texas A&M.
He suffered a large, deep wound which required transportation via an ambulance and staples. As of this past week he is healing well.
My middle daughter who was 9 months pregnant was broadsided by a vehicle, the airbag
deployed, and hit her stomach causing issues to the placenta, and an emergency c-section.
Amanda has presented our family with a darling 8 pound baby girl.
Both Mother and baby girl are doing well.
So through the ebbing and flowing of life, the turbulent, then calming waters.
I found 10 quotes that soothed, cooled, and calmed my fractured soul.
I have always found that when I see something in print, the words become embedded in
my mind, and I am able to recall the image and meaning.
Everyone has different things that work for them,
but for me seeing is often times believing.
I will be leaving for California today to be with my daughter, and her family to help them transition into having another blessing to love and nurture.