The storm has continued in my life this week. Oftentimes I wonder if I'll be catching a break anytime soon!
Lately I tend to take everything in my life so personally .. like everything that is happening is somehow my fault. I take it all on my shoulders and I immediately crumble.
This week that happened when I learned some unsettling news about one of my children. I immediately started crying and felt panicked and felt as though I had failed my child as a mother. I felt that all of my efforts had not helped prepare my child for this difficult time. I was crushed!
So I called the one that could calm me down. He offered to come home. After I assured him I really was okay, he continued to talk me through the problem.
You see, where I am immediately emotional, Rick is pragmatic. He's able to see beyond the emotional aspect of the situation to try to get to the real root of the problem. He was able to convince me that this issue really is not that big of a deal, that it will not take down my child, that I am not only a good mother but a great one, and that we'll just work together as a family to figure things out.
Whew! I felt better! The panic was gone. I still shed many tears, and he held me while I cried. He knows that when it comes to my children, I have very emotional reactions. And, sometimes those reactions don't foster the best result.
So, this week ...
Rick Rocks ~ Because He Provides Me With (Much-Needed) Perspective!!
Thanks, again, babe for rescuing me from myself.