Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Things That Soothe Me

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?


Charlie Moore said...

Not to sound too gospel, Julie, but prayer helps soothe my anxiety. Also, being around family is always a comfort. I hope all goes well for your son.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Charlie, don't ever feel bad or "too gospel." I guess prayer is such a big part of my everyday life I didn't list it, but you are absolutely right, that is one soul-soothing thing I would never go without. And our family is definitely gathered today. Thanks so much for your support. It is greatly appreciated. :)

Debra Erfert said...

I hate hospitals. I spent too much time in them when I was young and my mother was going through operations for her brain cancer. I avoid them at all costs. The one time I couldn't avoid it was when my husband had an emergency gallbladder operation, and waiting for him in the car wasn't an option.

I hope every things works out well for your son. My prayers are with him and your family, Julie.