True Journalism is the willingness to give freely of yourself and embarrass yourself daily, or at least that is what I like to tell myself.
Yesterday was crazy. We got up early to go see a few houses that are for sale and we wound up falling in love with one. The downside is that ours still has not sold, therefore we can’t buy the one we love. After that we grabbed some food at the place of Princess Goofy’s choosing, Chikfila.
The thing is that the night before I had cracked a tooth eating a soft taco. You better watch out, the soft ones are dangerous. I didn’t sleep at all last night, I was up with pain. So while we were eating I made a dentist appointment for that afternoon. I thought that I would just go in and they would fill it and I would be on my way.
Of course nothing is ever that easy. It turned out that I had not one cracked tooth but two and they were all the way down to the nerves. So guess what I got for Easter / Mother’s Day? Two root canals done in the same day. Go me.
Truthfully I hate dentists. I’ve had bad teeth my entire life and dentists are about as pleasant to me as snakes. Not only that but when I’m at the dentist I get nervous and sweaty. And since we’re being totally truthful here I’ll just let you in a on a little secret… I have a nervous bladder. I have to pee every five minutes. I think they love me for this. Dentists should offer a free pair of Depends with every visit, just my thought on the matter.
As I sat there waiting for them to begin, I tweeted out a request for prayer which someone must have filled. Then I started to think. Today is Good Friday, the day that Christ was crucified. He had nails driven into his hands and took all the pain of the world so myself, my family, and most importantly… my kids… could have eternal life. Two root canals were suddenly bearable. I relaxed and listened to the music on my Ipod that my husband had so lovingly loaded for me. I even laughed some while listening to the comedian, Chonda Pierce. The root canals were seriously painless. Tonight I was even able to go celebrate Princess Goofy’s birthday at Chuck E. Cheese with a great friend and my family.
I did get feeling bad later after I took some pain medicine on an empty stomach and everything is a little sore tonight. But God heard the prayers and I am fine. He blessed me today with hope of a beautiful house, with painless root canals, and with the celebration of my daughter’s birth.
He gave it all so that I could live and live more abundantly. His promises are true and mighty.
If you don’t know Him and you want too, or just want to know more… please email me.
This weekend we will celebrate the resurrection and His defeat over death. What a great weekend to find new life and conquer death.