Oh my word! What a crazy week I had last week! It started with my Teen having a crazy asthma attack. Poor kid hasn’t had an attack in over 2 years and this one was a doozy. Unfortunately, he didn’t have any meds and doc wanted to see him before calling in any scripts. And she couldn’t see him until the next day.
Joy of joys.
We used every home remedy for supporting the lungs we could think of! We used herbs, oils, silver – I was grabbing everything to keep him calm and try to get him to the appointment instead of hitting the ER. We did okay and he is fine now.
But the very next day my father had a stroke.
My dad is my only family within 5 hours of us. He lives right next door. Needless to say, the minutes ticked away and felt like hours at the hospital as we waited to see exactly what was going to happen. Was he going to survive? Was he going to be able to talk? Use his arm, his leg, remember who anyone was? The whirlwind in my mind was amazing. I was going through the motions and doing what needed to be done. I had to. There were too many people depending on me.
2 days later the Baby had surgery on his toes.
I suddenly found myself unable to concentrate. My patience was shot. I wasn’t getting angry with the kids, I was becoming overwhelmed and on the verge of hysterical crying. My voice was shaking, my hands were shaking and I felt like I would break down at any moment.
So I grabbed my favorite oil, Grounding, some homeopathics my ND had given me and I locked myself in the bathroom for 3 minutes. I stood in front of the sink and closed my eyes. I then practiced the Mindfulness that I have been learning about.
I accepted my thoughts, I validated how I was feeling and I told myself that it was okay. I owned my feelings, and then chose to let them go. I chose to breathe deeply and let the fear wash over me before releasing it.
It was the most amazing feeling in the world.
I couldn’t believe how much better I felt.