I have had a lot going on in my life the last month and have been stressed to the maximum to the 10th power! But I am not going to let it get me down, okay it was but I am going to fight it! Let me say that all the events of last weekend did not add to my stress but actually provided a much needed break and amusement from the things going on in my real personal world.
First off my daughter evidently is having some issues with her Depo Provera shot and the side effects have changed her personality and moods. Of course this didn't come evident until last week when I started thinking about what changes she has had in her life lately and I started researching the side effects of that shot. At this time we have made several appointments to get her off the shot and get her moods stabilized and hopefully get her back to normal. I won't go into all of the details but let's just say I was mentally and emotionally exhausted from trying to figure out what the problem was while also trying to be loving and supportive and with some of the moods she was having it was beyond difficulty. Luckily God has always supplied me with a wonderful support group of friends who have been there for me during this difficult and emotionally charged time.
But let me tell you why I have decided the stress won't get me down, at least not yet *okie smiles*. I was laying in the MRI machine Thursday and I had to use some of the relaxation techniques I teach my clients because I am a bit claustrophobic. I first worked on getting my muscles in my body relaxed and used my control breathing, after a few minutes I didn't feel my body and my mind was open to what ever I wanted to think about. I started thinking how lucky I was to be able to have this procedure done due to the wonderful care the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center gives me, even though I am not Chickasaw. I decided then I needed to write a letter to Governor Anoatubby and thank him for all the tribe has done for me over the years. I have that letter on my craft desk ready to put in the mail on Monday. After that I started talking to God, which I do quite often, but this time was a little different since there was no chance of me having a "SQUIRREL" moment. I let God know I trust in His wisdom and that I will be faithful in my trust in Him during this difficult time I have been having lately.
When I came out of the MRI machine I felt more relaxed and relieved than I have in over a month. I felt a sense of peace and rejuvenation that I have been needing. I knew God had listened and is going to help me through this. I have said many times and will say again, I am not a religious person as I feel religion is man made. But, I am a highly spiritual person and truly believe that one's relationship with God is the most binding, sacred, and faithful that one will ever have in their life. Never has He let me down. Maybe God doesn't answer my prayers with what I want, but He always answers with what I need. And I know He will this time as well!
Okie dokie, now off to get some laundry done, some stuff packed up and do my paperwork!