March 28, 2011 by Rieshy

Going home from the hospital after a child's illness is such a surreal experience. It's akin to walking out of a matinee movie; the world looks oddly proportioned and impossibly vivid.

It can also be bewilderingly emotional. As a hospital "frequent flyer" I humbly offer this suggestion: take some time to cry.

Tears can release the fear, the anger, the grief, the joy, the disappointments, the relief, the panic, and even just the boredom of a hospital stay.

Combine a few minutes of tears with a hot bath and you've just bought yourself some sanity. Sanity to cope with taking life off the illusory, hospital induced, "pause" mode.

Romans 8:26 "Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words"



Deana said...

Glad to hear you're heading home. I know that moment of leaving the hospital too well...and the bawl in the shower once we've made it home. Take care!


Dana K said...

I'm glad y'all are home, Susan!

Lezlae said...

Tears are amazingly cathartic. They are like a deep sigh that enables us to look forward.

Psalms 126

1 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dreamed.
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them.”
3 The LORD has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.

4 Restore our fortunes, LORD,
like streams in the Negev.
5 Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.
6 Those who go out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with them.

Brandee Shafer said...

Lifting you and yours up in prayer, Susan!

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