I had kind of a rotten day. You know, the one where at some point going to bed and starting over again the next morning sounded pretty good. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but I knew something wasn’t right. I was knotted up on the inside. I was in need of perfect peace.
“You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.” Isaiah 26:3 (AMP)
I got quiet and asked the Holy Spirit why I was feeling so lousy. He is so faithful to answer when I get settled enough to ask. Gently he reminded, “What are you thinking about?” And it hit me. At that moment I took inventory of what thoughts were running in my head. Friends, it was ugly in there.
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AND for added fun, read my article that is also published today at One Fun Mom, on advocating for your hospital rights.
So it’s the big day. It’s time to have a baby! You’re at the hospital, and even with the hospital tour, and reading all the books, you’re drawing a blank.
Except you remember reading this blog post. You remember everything that follows in this article. Therefore you are well prepared.
I’m really big on patients rights. I’ve been on both sides of the hospital bed, patient and caregiver. Most nurses and medical staff do a fabulous job caring for their patients. But sometimes a friend will tell me of their hospital experience and it makes me cringe.
“What, your nurse brought up your personal medical history in front of a visitor?”
“What do you mean you had pain and didn’t receive any medication?”
“No one would bring you ice chips?”
Of course that will not be your experience. You are prepared.
For my tips on remembering your rights at the hospital please hop over to the rest of my article at One Fun Mom!