Friends…I did it! I walked into the dentist’s office…under my own power, no less! I didn’t even cry or make those moaning sounds, either! And she (the dentist) was just as kind and gentle as I remembered her. Well, the tooth has a big ‘ole cavity in it, under the filling. She could not believe it had not been hurting me. THANK YOU, JESUS! She went on to say that maybe the nerve had died, so that was the reason it wasn’t hurting. I don’t know if that is good or bad…but it IS good it doesn’t hurt. She said that she would have to….you know, the “D” word. That thing that makes such a horrid noise. She will clean it all out and maybe just have to put a crown on it….or maybe that other SCARY thing…it’s 2 words and starts with root… UGHHHHH! I can’t even think about that now. How will I ever walk in there if I know they may do that? She smoothed out the rough place on the tooth and said it would be better not to open it up until I got back. O.K., that’s cool. I can deal with that…..put it off..looooong time. No, I did go ahead and make an appt for the 28th. Yeah, something to look forward to.

O.K. Deep breath..let go of all that tension…just let it go…replace it with palm trees and blue water and tall, cool drinks and 3 Southern Belles toolin’ around Maui…in a mustang convertible. Oh, that’s much better…That’s what I’ll think about. Scary things can wait till I get back.

Seriously, friends, I felt your prayers. Isn’t God good? He reaches down and puts His arms around us and holds us close…and He doesn’t laugh or call us silly, either. He just loves us. I thank you for listening to me rant for the past 2 days, too. Your kind words helped so much. Just be prepared…I’ll probably start up again when it close to D-Day again. Blessings to you!