March 28, 2012

Facing feelings

Page 90

"We may fear that being in touch with our feelings will trigger an overwhelming chain reaction of pain and panic."

Basic Text, p. 30

While we were using, many of us were unable or unwilling to feel many emotions. If we were happy, we used to make us happier. If we were angry or depressed, we used to mask those feelings. In continuing this pattern throughout our active addiction, we became so emotionally confused that we weren't sure what normal emotions were anymore.

After being in recovery for some time, we find that the emotions we had suppressed suddenly begin to surface. We may find that we do not know how to identify our feelings. What we may be feeling as rage may only be frustration. What we perceive as suicidal depression may simply be sadness. These are the times when we need to seek the assistance of our sponsor or other members of NA. Going to a meeting and talking about what is happening in our lives can help us to face our feelings instead of running from them in fear.

Just for Today: I will not run from the uncomfortable emotions I may experience. I will use the support of my friends in recovery to help me face my emotions.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

I'm A Girl!!!!!!

Here she is with her hand up by her face and it looks like she is flashing us the I love You sign...

Everytime we have done an ultrasound she has her thumb in her mouth just sucking away

Here is her full body and also in every ultrasound she has had her feet crossed at her ankles which is crazy because that is always how I sit

And here is the moment we found out she was a girl, it was one of the happiest moments of my life!!!! I can't wait to see her beautiful face and give her a big kiss! The other night I was laying with Kands in bed at the cabin while she was feeding Pax and I had my hand on my tummy because I'm always hoping I will feel her and all of a sudden I felt her move in my lower stomach and it was so amazing!!! So everynight I lay in bed waiting to feel her again...

1 comment:

The DiStefano Family said...

Congrats Katey! A baby girl...that is so wonderful. I am so happy for you. Feeling them kick is the best! I loved every minute of it. It just gets better from here!!! Yay I am so excited for you!