Mental What?

Time goes by and the children are a bit older and I am getting the knack at motherhood. I can see a family now when there once was none. Our sixth move went well and getting readjusted into another ward wasn't difficult. The missionaries, elders and sisters, were over to our apt. seemingly all of the time.
The children were down for a nap when I got a phone call from the local hospital. The man on the other end informed me that my husband had been brought to the hospital by the local police. I couldn't believe my ears!
"But he's at work", I said in disbelief.
"No", the man stated, "Your husband is on the top floor in the psych ward."
"Could you come as soon as you can for a consultation with the doctor?", the man asked urgently.
The doctor informed me that Convert had been wandering around in the middle of a busy street and very disoriented.
Immediately I called my parents. I gave them a very brief description of the urgent situation and expressed my need of their assistance. They promptly drove one hour to get to where I was.
I got to the hospital and I couldn't get to the top floor fast enough. When I got to the nurses desk the doctor was there and he went into depth explaining the situation. I couldn't believe that my husband was in the psych ward. I had to see him. I followed the doctor to Converts room. I could see him asleep in the far bed in a ward of three beds. I sat down and took hold of his hand. I then said a silent prayer. The doctor continued to explain to me in detail how my husband needed to be in the State Mental Institution. "How does one react or respond to that kind of statement?", I thought to myself.
As it turned out, my husband didn't go to the state hospital. We moved again to a back room, remodeled garage of a female church members' home. Convert filed for disability and workers compensation. Another day, another ward.

4 comments:

Interested April 6, 2007 at 8:21 AM  

My gosh! How could such a thing happen? By this time I would have been in the psych ward!

Obi-Dave Kenobi April 6, 2007 at 6:38 PM  

This is some major bad stuff to have happen in your life. I'm not sure how anyone adjusts to this kind of situation.

The Sacred April 6, 2007 at 8:33 PM  

Handmaiden, this is heart wrenching to read. I truly hope that keeping this blog has been theraputic and helpful in your recovery.
~Caryn

Larry Cook February 11, 2014 at 3:35 AM  

The Sacred,

It's been almost 7 years since this post and your comment on it. I too find HM's story heart wrenching, but as it is currently February, 2014, I have the advantage of having persued a few of her more recent postings and thus I can find solace in the fact that God has called her and covered her in His Son's righteousness. I am certain that many people, yourself included, have prayed fervently for her and God has apparently answered those petitions.

God bless you my sister,
Larry

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Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.