Why this blog? Why Me? Why now?

Recently, after a series of particularly stressful events, I had a day that was full of tiny moments that all seemed designed to push me towards God. As I've never been a regular churchgoer and certainly not a believer, this came as a bit of a shock. I have never felt that I was missing anything, but it was too strong of a feeling to ignore. It is possible that in a month or week or day that the compulsion will pass. It is also possible that it will not.

I started this blog to document the process. I am starting from scratch, more or less, so please forgive me if I get some fact about your church or your faith wrong. I'm a work in progress.

Friday, May 18, 2012

7 Quick Takes, vol 4

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I meant to write a real post this week. I even started drafting it. But then...

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On Wednesday my husband tried to have a heart attack, literally. And I got a bit distracted.

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He's been in the ICU for the last two days. He feels fine physically, and it wasn't a full blown heart attack, but it's close enough for them to keep him. He has to do a stress test today, and will hopefully come home tonight. Meanwhile he's bored and cranky and lonely (I have only been up once, for about 30 minutes, hard to find someone to watch your kids during the day.)

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He had his first heart attack 7 years ago at age 35, so it's kind of a big deal. How many chances do you get?

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I am tired and stressed and a bit worried. And a little angry (see #4). The kids are being crazier than normal, of course.

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The moral of this story is, of course, if you're busy thinking you'll start your diet and exercise plan next week, maybe start today.  Now if you'll excuse me, I have some kitchen clean out to take care of, and an exercise bike to dig out of the garage.

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(last year on Father's day)

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  1. Oh my gosh! I am so sorry you have to go through this! I would gladly take your kids so you could visit him, if we knew each other and lived closer.

    Hang in there. You are in our prayers!

  2. Keeping him in my prayers.

  3. if you lived in the sacramento area, i'd corral my church ladies and get you childcare so you could go see him. (do you live in the sacramento area?)

    if you go back in my archive to thanksgiving, you'll get to read my quick takes about my son being in the picu. yeah... thanksgiving -- just as dinner was going on the table.

    hang in there and take as much time as you need. real life trumps blogging.

  4. What a week! Hope he's doing better and out of the hospital soon!