When You’re Terrified

Spur of the moment, we hosted a birthday party for our two cats, Miney and Booey (Hermione and Blue). They turned 3 years old, reminding us of the day we found them abandoned on our Texas county road. Three years ago was a very good day for us, because these 2 are the sweetest and have brought us so much joy.

We really aren’t the type of people to have a party for our animals, but our girls’ good friends were coming over, and we thought it would be funny.

It was.

Our girls’ friends were such good sports. We laughed so much. But the cats didn’t think it so fun or funny. Six people, sitting at the table, with laughter and chatter.

Two cats jumped down from laps and ran off.

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Fear certainly isn’t a fun or funny thing. And today, I’m talking on WMU’s website about a time when I was terrified and what got me through that moment.

I hope you’ll join me there.Β 

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10 thoughts on “When You’re Terrified

    1. Thank you, Sarah. It took a little bit of time and catnip to get the one with them sitting at the table. πŸ™‚ But the funny thing was … after about ten pictures, the first one I took ended up being my favorite. I should have stopped right there. πŸ™‚

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  1. It’s really OK to be scared, and it doesn’t cancel out faith. My illness terrifies me; I don’t know what tomorrow will look like but I know it’s going to hurt, and I don’t know if I will be able to bear it.

    Handing it off to Jesus doesn’t make the fear go away. It just makes the burden easier to carry, and I figure He is scared for me, right along WITH me. Because He’s been there, and He knows how much it’s gonna hurt.

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    1. Amen to all your words, Andrew. You are so right. It was good to settle my faith, being so young, but I was still terrified. When I was taken back to surgery, I told the anesthesiologist how scared I was, and he said, “We’ll take care of that” … he put me straight to sleep, and I didn’t remember another thing until I woke up. ❀

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  2. Shelli, I love your pics too. I wondered how you got your kitties to sit at the table. πŸ™‚ My childhood best friend and I used to try and train her cat, Macho, in table manners, specifically drinking from a glass. Needless to say, he didn’t go for that for more than a few seconds before jumping out of her arms. πŸ™‚

    Your words about fear are so good. We do need to remember Whose we are. When we trust that we are in His hands, this helps me (us?) to move forward into that situation we fear, doesn’t it?

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    1. Jeanne, you reminded me of the movie Puss in Boots … He’s so tough. It’s so cute how he goes into this “bar” and is given a shot glass of milk. You expect him to tilt his head back and throw the drink back. But he sticks out his tongue and laps it up. So cute.

      And yes … remember, remember. We know it, but sometimes we have to give ourselves a pep talk. ❀

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