New Sloth Blanket 9/16/18

I finished a sloth blanket for Robbie’s bed. He continues to relax after a hectic few weeks. He is still coughing.

My husband Jim has been having some health issues and more tests this week. Praying it is something ordinary. We are all worried. I’m not sure how much more we can take.

This has set off my panic attacks, which haven’t been a problem for years. I tried shopping for clothes for work yesterday and was ready to get in the checkout line, when my heart started racing and I felt faint and sick. I knew I was fine, but I left everything at the store and drove home.

2 thoughts on “New Sloth Blanket 9/16/18

  1. I really love that blanket you made for Robbie! You are a great and wonderful mother!!!
    I wanted to say something about the panic and anxiety. Please forgive me if i say too much, but i wanted to share something with you that has helped me… I can’t even imagine what You, Jim, and your family are going through. i hope that this helps: (again please forgive me Cindy if i say too much, but again, i feel lead to share this with you in the midst of this storm.
    As someone who continually struggles with anxiety, it is has been very difficult for me to find peace in my daily life. When i feel anxious about something, i used to (and still do) try and do all that is in my power to control the situation, and when i can’t (or couldn’t) control it, well… you know… the panic and anxiety comes rushing back in. (I’ve left stores, my work place(s), and various other places in the midst of a panic attack)
    Being the stubborn engineer that i am, wanting to always fix things, i realized (after about 45 years of panic and futile effort) that the only solution was to turn to God who is in control of ALL things. (You already know this, but i wanted to say it again) God holds all of our lives in his hands and is the only one who can calm our anxious minds. Every time i have frantically struggled to put the pieces of my life back together on my own, i always failed. Always.
    I’ve found that the only way to gain peace is to turn to God, trusting in His perfect will and His power to hold us in His hands. The best way to remind ourselves of this absolute truth is to look to the Bible. Here is one verse (actually two) that i hold dear to help me remember His provision for us:

    Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    I have a book by Dr. Charles Stanley that i purchased a while back that has helped me. It is:
    “Finding Peace: God’s Promise of a Life Free from Regret, Anxiety, and Fear”. If you don’t have this book please let me know and i’ll mail you my copy. I’m serious.

    Again, i apologize if i have said too much. I continue to pray for Robbie, you, and your family. Tell Robbie i said hello.

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