I'll be at the hospital tomorrow with my son who is having some outpatient surgery. It's going to be a long day, however, since the surgery will take about five hours. As a mother, this makes me anxious.
Because of this anxiety, I am packing my bag of things that will soothe me through the process. I have a book (Josi Kilpack's, Fortune Cookie), I have my manuscript that I'm working on printed out and ready to be looked at, blank paper and pens, a bag of my favorite chocolate, and all my favorite music. Lately, I've been listening to Piano Guys and Jenny Oaks Baker and there is something in their music that speaks to my soul.
I must say it's been a very stressful week for me and topping it off with a hospital visit puts my nerves a bit on edge. As I pack my bag with my favorite things, however, I feel comforted.
What soothes you in stressful situations?