Archive for Guilt

got guiltI felt as if I’d been slugged in my stomach. Emotions began right in my gut and spread throughout my body as waves of fear and dread crashed through all sense of what’s good and right in the world. Sadness pervaded my soul.

Immediately following were feelings of guilt which begged to evolve into the voice of shame. The devil’s basic arsenal of shame messages whispered to my heart, “You’re a bad daughter. You are failing. You are a failure.”

And all this happened in less than 30 seconds.

I was at work when I answered the call from my mother’s assisted living facility during which I was asked to take my Mom to the hospital today for 7-10 days for a medication evaluation from the geriatric psychiatric doctors.

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