Faith Spilling Over… Into Everyday Life

How to Handle Haywire Emotions


DSCN8803My eyes brimmed with tears that threatened to overflow and spoil our family breakfast at a special waterfront restaurant. As ridiculous as it sounds, a family spat over what to order made me cry. Seated across from me, my husband and two kids looked worried. Not wanting to ruin a special occasion, I struggled to control myself.

As I took deep breaths and willed away the tears, I thought back over my week. Several conflicts had gone unresolved, and PMS had set me on a roller-coaster ride headed for disaster. Now I had so much frustration pent-up inside that it spilled out as a flood of tears over a silly disagreement about whether to order an omelet or Turkish breakfast! What’s a girl to do?

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Author: betsydecruz

I want to enjoy the everyday life God is giving me as best I can, even when the road gets bumpy. I love having fun with my teenagers, learning almost anything, and drinking dark roast coffee with my friends.

6 thoughts on “How to Handle Haywire Emotions

  1. Betsy than you so much for being so open. By showing us your vulnerability I can breath and relax knowing I am not the only one dealing with a situation like this. Something that helps me take my focus from me is when I praise God with songs. Then, my eyes and heart are on Him and He can take my frustrations and burdens away.

  2. Betsy, your story sounds SOOO familiar! Thanks for this post, I needed it!

  3. Catching up on your posts. Praying you enjoy your time away. Thank you for sharing from your heart. Emotions hit me this week with learning I passed my medical boards even as I prepared for the news that I didn’t pass. Waiting for our adoption referral is also starting to take it’s toll. AS I often tell other’s ‘Courage!’ Clinging to Him.

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