Thursday, May 29, 2008

You might be stressed if....

You have a meltdown and burst into tears while sitting in the dentists office chair as they tell you how much it's going to cost to fix your tooth. Not that I would know or anything..*sigh*

Okay, so maybe I've been a teency weency..okay okay hugely stressed the last 2 or 3 months. Now, don't get me wrong. Much of it has been good stress. Such as church callings, a new job, t-ball, getting ready for kindergarten, my husband being ordained to the Melchizedek priesthood (wow, what an experience and a topic for another post altogether). But it turns out that your body doesn't really care whether it's good stress or bad stress. It just knows that something has got to give. For me, it gave while sitting in the dentist chair after being told that my tooth was broken and it would be over $400 to fix it. Not exactly where I wanted to be when the dam broke. That's exactly what it felt like. Luckily the dentist office that I go to is wonderful and they were so kind to me. Which actually made it worse. The more someone cares, the more I cry.

The end result was that it was good to get that cry out and I feel better already. I forced myself to go on a trip to the cannery with some really good friends and I feel the blessings as well a stitch or two in my side from all the laughter. Good times and good friends.

I can scarcely describe the feeling in my home these days with the Priesthood in it. It is more than ever my true safe haven in the storm of life. It sounds silly but it's true. The Lord has wrought some mighty miracles in my life and for this I am truly grateful.

How's that for a babbling post..LOL

P.S. We got home super late last night and hubby was worried that we had been in an accident or something. This seemed sweet until he told me that he realized as he lay there sick with worry that I don't have life insurance for the next 3 months until my benefits kick in. I know, it's like something out of a love story right?

P.S.S. Did I mention that I had 4 hours of sleep last night and I'm going to bed now. Now being 8:30 p.m.


Corrine said...

yeah i'd say thats stress! I broke down in tears too a few weeks back at the dentist when I was told as leaving I owed 670 for my little visit. Though they weren't overly nice to me.

I am glad your hub was worried about you, even though it caused him concern about the life insurance.

Amber said...

Gee. Maybe the four hours of sleep had something to do with it as well! Hopefully you played catch-up last night!

Yvonne said...

I'm sorry about all the stress in your life. One of my favorite phrases in the scriptures "And it came to pass", a friend reminded me it doesn't say: and it came to stay!!!!

How wonderful that your hubby received the Melchizedek Priesthood.

LOL at the life insurance.

Get some rest.

Nancy Face said...

I'm so sorry about the tooth and all the stress. :(

I'm so happy about the Priesthood Ordination! :)

I just got up after only two hours sleep...very important project with a deadline...ugh, I'm a zombie! :0

Charlotte said...

Isn't it funny how we can be on the brink and hold it all together (reasonably well), until someone shows us a little compassion, and then all the tears start flooding?

Ironic if you ask me.

Kimberly said...

Oh honey! Hope the stress abates's so exhausting!

Chel said...

I hope you got some more sleep!! Stress is a hard one to deal with.

I hope things are looking up!

Ames Family... said...

lets both quite our jobs. I am pretty sure that's the main problem...being a working woman is HARD!!!

Ames Family... said...

I meant quit. :)

Melissa said...

I'm a little late here, but I'd say go to bed early every night for the next 2 weeks :) And that was so sweet of your hubby to worry... in an odd sort of way! :D