Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thank you, Esther!

There is no other way to say this....I am in a funk! This has probably been the worst two days I've had in a long time. I'm not sure what the problem is. Mostly, I just feel...well, blah. It's like a cross between being depressed and anxious. I've been really irritable and the kids have gotten the brunt of it (as usual). Amelia has been home sick the last two days with a fever and I haven't slept much.

I don't feel like going anywhere or doing anything. Right now it just seems like nothing brings me any joy. I just want to be left alone. However, that's not really conducive to being a good mommy! It would be nice if 5 whole minutes could go by without somebody needing something from me! I'm not sure I have anything left in me to give right now. I'm empty.

Just now, I went to Esther's blog (where I go often to be spiritually uplifted) and guess what was there???? This precious, precious prayer:

Heavenly Father,I awoke this morning in a bad mood
and I have been unable to shake it so far.
Everything bothers me
and everyone rubs me the wrong way.
I just cannot seem to get my true bearings.
Help me to think of your salvation-your countless gifts and overwhelming love for me.
Let me relax and forget life's cares by placing myself wholly in your hands.
Grant that this mood will soon pass and I will be able to bask in your love
and communicate it to others.
- New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book, Catholic Book Publishing Company
Thank you, Esther!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Wishing you much love, peace, and happiness!

Sarah (JOT) said...

That is a wonderful prayer. Isn't it funny how some bloggers post about subjects or something that pierces our hearts (for the good)? I pray the 'fog' lifts and you feel better. It's likely you've been through so much and it's catching up with you. Take it slow - one moment at a time. When it's chemical (as well it may be, adjusting to everything), it's harder to control the surges of feelings. It will get better. Rest in the Lord. You have my prayers.

SQUELLY said...

You are in my prayers.

Michele said...

This is a great prayer. I hope you are feeling better. I sure hate it when I have those days.. . . it's sometimes just hard to shake off a funk, isn't it?

Laura said...

I'm sorry you are in a funk.
Let Him lift you out.

Esther said...

Hope things are better for you Nancy. You are in my you know.