Thursday, July 08, 2010

What Is Wrong With Me?


A friend and I were suppose to meet this afternoon at my house. She is quite a bit older than I am and has difficulty walking at times. The weather here has been pouring down raining and the streets have been flooding. I called her and got her voice mail. No big deal. One hour later I called her and again got her voice mail. I waited another hour and the same thing. Now I have imagined the worst. She had fallen and could get to the phone or maybe she was dead. Why on earth would my mind go there? I got in my car an drove in this dangerous weather to her house. I looked in her garage and her car was there, but she didn't answer the door. I was debating on calling 911 when my cell phone rang. It was her. She had not felt good today and had been sleeping. She said she was sorry and didn't mean to worry me. My question is why did I assume the worst? I was terrified I would go to her house and find her dead. What is wrong with me?

9 comments:

sarah said...

I would have thought the same things Wanda...and wish we would get that rain..the humidity is making it feel like walking in soup.

Just Be Real said...

Dear one I would have done the same thing. ((((Wanda))))

Marj aka Thriver said...

But, you know what? If she HAD fallen down and you were the first to arrive and call an ambulance, you'd be a hero! Right? I don't think there is anything wrong with you.

You did say she is older and has trouble walking. I think you are just a concerned friend. Also, if I were your friend, I would have just called you in advance and said, "Hey, I feel like poop. I need to sleep. Can we take a rain check?"

No pun intended. Actually it's raining here, too. So unusual with over 300 sunny days a year.

NOS said...

I don't think anything is wrong with you-- I certainly would have thought the same things. It just reflects how caring a person you are, always looking out for your friends. Your other option was to pretend like nothing had happened, and then what if something were wrong! You did the right thing.

Wishing you well,
NOS

ghostseeker said...

With what you have been through especially, your concern is certainly understandable. Please don't berate yourself.

Denise said...

Sweetie, there is nothing wrong with you. You are a kind, compassionate friend. You were just showing concern.

Linda said...

I find myself often doing the same thing in many areas in my life. It is a difficult thing not to do..assume the worst. I dont think theres anything wrong with you. i know for myself that I need to relax and calm down, but that too is hard to do.

One Heart said...

Your friend is blessed to have a friend like you. Don't be so hard on yourself. I will pray that God lifts your anxious thoughts if you have any tendency to go there too much at times, we all do from time to time. Give it all to Him and remember that "Perfect love casts out all fear."--1John 4:18 I highly recommend reading some of Joyce Meyers books. She faced so much pain growing up as a child. Here's a link to a devotional she wrote on fear. http://www.joycemeyer.org/OurMinistries/EverydayAnswers/Articles/art14.htm You may copy and paste onto your browser.

I also left a prayer for you at Lighthouse of Prayer. http://thelighthouseofprayer.blogspot.com/

God is with you dear one and He loves you. Love and blessings!

63mago said...

Nothing is wrong with you.