Hmm.. Today's blog challenge post is all about Fears – I have a few of them.
Every winter mice end up entering our nice warm house through our garage. And inevitably at some point I am standing in the laundry room when one decides to skitter across the floor. Which results in my jumping on the nearest chair and screaming. Which then makes my husband think I have fallen or something (like the time I screamed down there when I was pregnant).
I don’t like creepy crawly things in general, bugs and most of all I cannot stand grasshoppers. Just the way they jump without prediction makes me freak right out!
I have had a fear of heights for as long as I can remember, but it is at it’s worst on things like climbing up stairs to water slides where there are openings and I can see down.
These everyday little fears are there for sure, but on a bigger scale my biggest fear would be something happening to someone I love. If something were to happen to my husband or kids I don’t know what I would do. There have of course been a couple of moments with my children where that fear sets in when they dart around the corner in the shopping mall, or toddle off to the swings at the playground during that split second when you aren't looking. Thankfully we found them pretty quickly.
Tied into that fear of loosing those you love is just wondering how you will cope with it when the time comes. My grandfather has been fighting bone cancer for just over a year now.
I am so glad that we took both kids to see him when Karensa was 1.5, which was the first time seeing all my family. I knew when went that something was wrong with my grandfather , and sure enough fast forward a year to the following summer and my dad called call letting us know the doctors had finally found a reason for his pain. I am glad he is still with us, but I fear the day that I get the call telling me he is no longer here with us.
Today is his 82nd Birthday and the three hour time difference between us makes it hard to fit in phone calls to each other I made sure I remembered to do it before it got too late for them. It was great to get to talk to him and hear that he had a great day and lots of family came to visit with him.