I realized the other day, just how often I push back some of those feelings because they are too hard to deal with at times. My sister and I started talking about the day that Justin passed away. All of a sudden I felt sick to my stomach, my throat felt swollen, my chest was tight. I didn't want to talk about it, and realized I have not talked about it, especially in detail, since it happened. I have written "that dreadful day" in Justin's Jesus, but I don't talk about it, I don't like to, and I didn't know how to react to that. I changed the subject of course, but it just stayed in the back of my mind. I couldn't get the feelings to go away, or get myself to think of anything else. I felt helpless and lost. Because I couldn't do anything about it, because I was dumb enough to let myself go back there, I was angry; at myself. That anger wouldn't leave. I was angry that I was reacting that way, I was angry that I couldn't do anything about. I was angry that I thought it wouldn't hit me that way, and I was angry that we even had to experience that day. I was just angry at everything. Because I couldn't get over this, I was miserable and wasn't good for anyone. If you are happy you spread cheer, if you are angry you spread hurt. I did that. I was already very fragile, and on the verge of a breakdown anyway, the smallest thing, would and did set me off. Don't get me wrong there were big things too, but I have to keep in mind that those people are going through this all too, and I don't know their hearts or their pain. I probably should have just locked myself in my room, and prayed, and prayed, and prayed. I know that the Lord will carry us through the next few days, I just need to allow Him to do what He does, and don't doubt His power....oh and keep my mouth shut. Yeah something I am, have, and will always struggle with....obviously. I'm still learning...quite a few things.
So please bear with me on this. Especially the next few days. I am over my anger, thank goodness, because that just eats away at me. It makes me miserable, good for no one, and makes everyone else miserable, and then I can't be there for anyone else either. Please, if you would, say a small prayer for our family tonight, as all of this is just sooo much, too much for us to do alone, and we know the power of prayer is amazing and that the Lord will hold us all up. Thank you all for the support and prayers. And thank you also to those of you that helped celebrate Justin's Birthday, either with us, or on your own. And to all our mommy reader's I hope you had a VERY BLESSED MOTHER'S DAY!