Here's The Plan:
- Ask for prayer IMMEDIATELY!
- Pray and read my Bible immediately and have Paul pray over me.
- Have a homeopathic treatment for depression in the medicine cabinet (I'm going to buy it now so I'll have it on hand).
- Turn on the christian radio station (Turning the radio on right away in the morning helped SOOO much when Felicity first died, even if I wasn't feeling low).
- Get outside if possible .
- EXERCISE! I didn't do this the last 4 days and I think that exercising has helped to keep this from happening in the past.
- Be aware of times when I might struggle: that time of the month, busy times (I start to feel overwhelmed), holidays (Mother's Day isn't far away and I'm anticipating it being very hard).
- Recite passages of scripture that are applicable. This means I need to pick them out now and start memorizing them so that I have them already prepared and in my head.
- Ask for help with caring for the kids right away.
And as for prevention, I'm finding I need to have alone time (not late at night though, which is what I have been doing). I need to find time to sit, reflect, journal, go through Felicity's things, etc. I've tried to do this when the kids are here, but I always get distracted and don't feel like I've accomplished anything. So I need to schedule this time so that I have time to grieve, and just grieve.
I'd appreciate more suggestions. If you can think of something, please leave a comment.
Paul and I are going to attend a local conference this Saturday that is focused on miscarriage, stillbirth, and infertility. We'll be attending the grief sessions which I think will be really beneficial for both of us and for our marriage. We're also going to have a date on Friday which is something we haven't done in a LOOONG time. I'm also looking forward to the temperature going up here in the next few days so we'll be able to go outside more - I'll post pictures of Felicity's stone soon too.