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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Doesn't match up... (Emotions, part 2)

So this was my weekend:
No kids.  Awesome parents at home doing everything I usually do.  Me in San Diego. Perfect weather.  Beaches. Sun. Sea World.  5 Star hotel.  Kayaking canals lined with million dollar boats backed by million dollar houses.  Good food.  Restful nights.  Huge Bathtubs. And best of all 3 days with a awesome, thoughtful, loving, handsome, fun, adventurous, husband!

But Sunday morning I woke up in a funk. I was tired and cranky.  I told my husband, "I feel ugly. And sad.   And I sort of feel like you don't love me." He sat there quietly, patiently listening to me voice my emotions.  He told me he loved me.  He told me he thought I was beautiful.  And after a little while he said cautiously, "I want to point out how silly it is that you feel I don't love you considering where you are and what we have been doing for the last couple days." Yikes!

"SO TRUE!" How stupid I am.  The real truth? Our emotions very often lead us astray from what is real and what is true.  So I shut my mouth.  Stopped talking about how I felt and started thinking about what was true.  And at first nothing happened.  I still felt the same.  But then like ice- I slowly began to melt.  The emotions I felt subsided and we could get on with our day- or in that case with the drive to La Jolla Cove.

My husband cheered me on, "I can tell your fighting your emotions, thank you!"
Yes I am really that ridiculous.  Yes, my emotions are really that illogical.  And yes, I think our emotions mislead us women ALL the time!  Sometimes, I need to tell them "no."


  1. Oh so glad to know I'm not the only one who has these irrational emotional moments (or days!). Love you guys and can't wait to hang out with you this weekend!