"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, October 4, 2010

Are you serious?

If it can happen, it seems to happen to him! My poor son went to the dentist today and aside from the cavity starting on one of his back teeth (my fault probably for letting him eat skittles!), they took an x-ray and found that he has an extra tooth. Not just an extra that can be pulled and we go on about our business. No, this one is up in between his two permanent front teeth and has completely turned one of the front teeth 100% perpendicular to the other teeth. We've been referred to an oral surgeon who will decide when to remove it. The dentist guessed sooner rather than later, but given his heart history they may feel more comfortable waiting some. I am very frustrated right now, and feeling like Connie's had more than his share to deal with thus far in life. I can't believe I'm actually in tears over a dental issue. I think it's just the older he gets and more aware, the more it bothers me when he has to hurt. I feel so bad typing this as I know it's not true at all, but part of me feels like God is picking on Connie a little. I know, I know. That's not the case, but I just want to scream up to heaven, ENOUGH ALREADY! Then I feel guilty because there are so many who have it so much worse. Almost daily I read online about another little CHD'er losing his or her battle with heart disease and our smiling boy is not only still here with us, but he's thriving. Alright, my confession time is over for the day. Off to change the laundry.


Anonymous said...

Erin, honesty is good for the soul. It's ok to be frustrated and even better to express it. Remember, David prayed to God asking him to kill his enemies and grind their teeth casting the dust to the wind. He was honest, so are you!

John B.

Amy Meyer said...

Erin, I know exactly how you feel. I feel the same way when Dominick has to go through any minor procedure. Hang in There! You are right we are so lucky to still have our miracle children with us! HUGS, Amy, Andrew & Dominick

Anonymous said...

Erin, I totally understand how you feel. Poor Connie has been through so much (and so have you and Greg). I think it is good to let your feelings be expressed; after all--thay are a valid and very important part of our lives. Your inner faith is still there...but your human love as a mother is real and touching. Please know I will be praying that all goes well, and that no more suffering comes Connie's way. Love and prayers always, Sister Josephine

Anonymous said...

Gabby had a super numerary tooth just like Connie and yes we also had to consult an oral surgeon for removal...(was coming in the middle of the roof of her mouth). Didn't affect rest of teeth,though. Sorry to here about Connie's situation... it'll workout!