Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wordfull Wednesday - My Worst Fear


The topic this week for Wordfull Wednesday by Chocolate on my Cranium is My worst fear. At first I couldn't really think of anything as I don't really have any paralyzing fears.

I mean bugs and spiders and snakes are icky...and I ain't gonna pick any up anytime soon... but I'm not deathly afraid of them. I am a little scared of heights but musn't be too much as I thouroughly enjoyed a Hot air balloon flight I took last Christmas. Go to my travelblog to see the photos and details I am scared when my children who are wiggly, iquisitive and daring look over high ledges.. that gives me the heeby geebies and I am know to hold on to the backs of their shirt/pants often which they hate. Scared of heights? Tick that one off

I was scared of the dark as a child and don't particularly like being in the middle of nowhere in the dark but for day to day living and in my home I am not scared. Before I had kids when I was single, driving my car home late at night - I really did not like driving down dark isolated roads.... just waiting for a UFO or crazy ax murdered to come and get me :) that is one thing that still creeps me out big time, but it is very rare these days for me to be driving places like that alone.

So after listing all my quasi-fears :) I would say my biggest fear would be dying.

Myself, my husband or my kids. The few times they have been really sick or the few times they were lost.. my throat and breath siezes up and I think that I could not bear life without them. This topic is a good one as this week I have been reading "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom. This has opened my eyes and feelings towards being able to deal with death. Morrie mentions often that our society is not used to dealing with this - that we often go around acting like death will never happen. But it does and can. When we admit to the reality of death - then we can live. The book is full of many great pearls of wisdom - I might have to blog about is seperately!

10 comments:

Mechelle said...

I can take the heights. But if I have my kids with me ... it takes on a whole new meaning. I become paralyzed with fear. I have to hold onto them tightly!! I so know what you mean .. "Heeby Geegies!!!" m

Mommymita said...

After watching so many episodes of The Crocodile Hunter I thought living in Australia would have a lot more fears to live with. There are some crazy creatures down there.

But I agree - it freaks me out to take the kids to high places. I couldn't even enjoy Niagra Falls or the Grand Canyon because I'm just bracing myself the whole time with my eyes on the little ones

crabapple farm said...

Tuesdays with Morrie is a great book. OUr book club is reading The Last Lecture, which is good also. Thanks for the post.

kjha said...

I am not too afraid to die (when I'm nice and old) but to have my husband go paralyzes me. I have to literally not think about it!

James and Aimee said...

I also read Tuesdays with Morrie this week. What a remarkable person he was! I hope I can deal with death so gracefully.

I'm with you on losing my kids and husband. I can't imagine life without them.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

See, I would love to be able to take a balloon ride. I would have when I was younger. Now though I would be so shaky I wouldn't enjoy it.

One of my biggest fears is losing my children or husband to death too.

Jan said...

My stomache is churning. I know the feelings. Fear can take you places where you just don't want to be. But look at this fabulous picture. Awesome.

Mrs. Organic said...

My dad used to drive perilously close to the edge of mountain roads just get a scare out of my mom. I still can't take that.

Death is definitely hard because no matter your beliefs, you still miss the person when they're gone. It leaves a void.

Frumpy Luv said...

This is such a good book!! I started reading 'the last lecture' the week before my surgery, but decided it wasn't good for my dreams =). I think it's time to pick that one back up again - I can face it now.

This fear is very real. Especially when kids have gone missing - I can so empathize with that.

Sonja said...

I hear you on the quasi-fears AND on the big fear. I would be afraid of dying and having my children forget who I am (they are so young still). I've had my throat swell up and my breath catch when they've been sick or lost too. It's an awful feeling.

I also really liked "Tuesdays.."

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