Thank you SO much, everyone, for your kind thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement! I don’t have much time to write this morning, because I need to be at work early… and I have to make sure that Nate is situated and comfortable since I’ll be gone for the day. (Sad face).
His sore jaw is slowly healing, and he was able to eat a bit of solid food last night. But I think that yesterday was the roughest day on him so far. Everything seemed to catch up with him all at once, emotionally and physically, and he was just left feeling exhausted. In fact, I took him for a little ride in the car, just to get him out of the house, and he pretty much slept through the whole thing!
Emotions are a funny thing. I’ve been so strong since it all happened on Friday afternoon, but here I am — Monday morning — and I want to cry my eyes out. I think part of it is that it took some time to sink in… and also because I haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in three days. (Nate can’t sleep well, because his broken nose makes it hard to breathe).
I just pray that I can be strong through a stressful, busy day at work and not make a blubbering fool of myself. 😉
Again, though, I’m trying to focus on the positive, because it could have been a lot worse! His injuries will heal quickly (although the broken nose will take some time), and I’ll bet that he’ll be feeling almost as good as new by the end of the week. He just needs to take this a day at a time and let the worst of the injuries heal.
I’ll have a better — and more positive — post tomorrow morning. 🙂 For now, I just wanted to check in and to let you know that we’re still alive over here… and that we truly appreciate all of your kindness!
How do you deal with an emotional situation? Does it hit you at once or does it take a couple of days to sink in?