30 Things: 3 Fears of Mine

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Everyone has fears, me included. There are more than one fear out there, hiding behind the bushes. Well, some are better at hiding than others while some are like harlequins, making sure everyone notices them. Some fears are worse than others…

3 Fears of Mine

My Boys

  • I am terrified of something happening to my boys. I am not the kind of parent that has their children attached to their hip, on a leash (which I think is both ridiculous and degrading), or  on them 24/7 but I am quite the paranoid. I try not to be all over them, suffocating them, hovering over every single step they take. But I still fear that something might happen to them. There have been a couple of times that we couldn’t find A. and I feared the worst. As a mother I instinctively went to the worst case scenario: he ran into the road and got hit, he got kidnapped, he is hurt. Thankfully we did find him: asleep under a few pillows, phew! There is no day that I do not fear the worst can happen to my boys, from falling off the stairs, to splitting their heads open, to being kid napped. That is why I always tell them that there are bad people out there and to always keep an eye out for anything that doesn’t feel right, because kids know when something is off (I’ve seen it happen, and man was my boy right).

 

  • I am terrified of falling. I still remember climbing and rappelling  “El Diente” (natural rock formations in Guadalajara that look like teeth). I never hesitated, not going up, and never going down. But just recently I realized that I fear falling. But it is not going up or being high up, that I am fine with; it is the don’t look down part that terrorizes me. I have never in my life frozen and feared for my life as that one time when I went rock climbing…I honestly thought I was going to die if I were to let go of the handles. Some part of me knew I was going to be OK (hey, I was indoors) but another part of my brain was yelling “I am going to die!”.

 

  • I am terrified of leaving the country and not being allowed back in. This has been a recurrent nightmare of mine, where I leave the country and I am never allowed back in. This is probably because I am not a citizen just yet and leaving with only my Green Card is scary!! What would happen if I were not to come back home to my boys? Will they forget me? Will they miss me? I would for sure miss them and I would definitely never forget them…it is just a scary thought to be taken away from them.

 

What are your 3 worst fears?

 

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This was a post from my 30 Things challenge, where I share with you, via 30 posts, what makes me me!

33 Comments
  • Melissa
    April 16, 2013

    It’s funny- my top fear besides something happening to my children is the fear of falling. I never had that as a child but now everything I am up high I feel scared of just that. We are going rock climbing today so wish me luck!

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      How did it go?! Hope it went well!! It was recently when I started to get terrified of falling, not so much being up high…but I do hate feeling vertigo…

  • Amber Edwards
    April 16, 2013

    Those are definitely very valid fears. I’m scared of something happening to my kids or husband. That I think is my worst fear. I don’t know how I’d survive without them.

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      I 100% understand how you feel!!

  • Tammy S
    April 16, 2013

    My 3 worst fears are:
    1. Something will happen to my kids. We lost our little girl at 4 months old and I don’t know if I could go through that pain again.
    2. Something will happen to my husband. He is my best friend and we have been together 24 years. I don’t know what I would do without him.
    3. That my husband or I will get sick and our children will have to watch us in pain and die. It’s okay if it’s when they are older, just not when they are young.

    Now I sound like I am totally paranoid. I’m not, I think these are normal fears that most parents have.

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      You are not paranoid!! I don’t know how I would cope with loosing my husband or my boys…it would be tough.

  • Laura Broach
    April 16, 2013

    I have a fear of things unseen in the water. I grew up on Black River in SC and from an early age saw alligators, snakes, and eels. The older I got the more I was afraid to go in the water because you can’t see more than about 6 inches through it (thus the name). I still won’t swim if I can’t see the bottom, not in the ocean, the lake, the river or anywhere else.

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      I cannot stand inside a river, I can’t stand the feeling of slimy rocks. Yuck…I once swam in a river with clear water and was able to see the every single fish but I was still terrified that they might come bite my toes or something….I wouldn’t go swim at Black River either, sounds scary!! 🙂

  • Jennifer Clay
    April 16, 2013

    Your number one fear is one of my fears! I never want to get a phone call that one of my babies have been hurt. I actually just had this fear happen to me last week with my three month old baby. He started having problems eating and was beginning to lose weight. Then on Thursday he started to throw up non stop and some of it got into his lungs and he turned blue. I had to call 911 and he was rushed to Children’s. Turned out he needed to have surgery to fix the problem. It was my worst nightmare. But he is doing well now.

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      I am so sorry you had to go through this!! And I am glad to hear he is doing better. I once had my oldest chocking on something and I have never been so scared in my life (had to stick my finger down his throat to get the food out)…Give your little boys lots of hugs and kisses from me 🙂

  • jennifer
    April 16, 2013

    im afraid of spiders, heights, and large spaces (like the ocean)

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      I think my oldest is starting to fear spiders…every time he sees one he starts yelling at it.

  • Rachel Young
    April 16, 2013

    I am horrified of things that flutter… I always get made fun of and I can’t explain why, but I will get paralyzed with fear if something flutters near me..

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      Are you allergic to bees or wasps? It might just be the fear of being stung by them.

  • Deanna U
    April 16, 2013

    I agree with your first fear- anything happening to my kids. I have no idea how I would be able to live knowing that my kids are in harms way.

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      I think this is the worst fear of every parent out there. Just thinking of something happening to my boys gives me goosebumps!

  • April
    April 16, 2013

    1. Fear of sickness- to me,husband or children.
    2. Fear of the unknown
    3. Fear of spiders

    2 Timothy 1:7- For God gave us a spirit not of fear bit of power and love and self-control:)

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      Love the verse you left 🙂

  • karel
    April 16, 2013

    I’m the same way about my kids. Two of them will begin driving in the next 2 or 3 years and I’m already obsessing about them being in an accident.

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      That is one of the reasons I do not have a drivers license, and I am 28. Seeing how others drive scares me! I don’t want to have to drive my boys around town fearing that some idiot will hit us. My boys are too little…but man am I going to give them a sermon when they are your kids’ age!!

  • Natalie Z
    April 16, 2013

    You sound like me! We were in a car wreck last year. Weirdly enough after a spine injury and us all to come out relatively okay, I’ve actually felt a little less nervous about bad stuff happening to my loved ones.

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      I’m glad you all made it through, must have been scary. I guess once you go through such an ordeal your view of life changes a bit.

  • mel
    April 16, 2013

    I am afraid of so may things I dont know where to start. Now I am afraid of just living and being terrorized after yesterday.

    • Sofia
      April 16, 2013

      I was once in a similar situation to what happened in Boston. It was a few years back during the Christmas Lightning event in downtown Portland…there was a bomb just a few feet from where my entire family was standing. Luckily the FBI was in on it, so the bomb was actually fake and got to arrest the guy. I cannot fathom what would have happened if that bomb would have been real; my family might not even be here. Ever since I am not very comfortable being in large groups…and what happened yesterday in Boston is not helping with my paranoia…

  • DawnC
    April 16, 2013

    I also have that fear of something happening to my children. I used to live life on the edge but didn’t realize it was on the edge until I had kids. Then it all changed.

  • Trisha
    April 16, 2013

    I’m terrified of something happening to my child. I sometimes obsess over it or think too much into something. A bloggy friend of mine said the other day, “We can’t protect them form everything.” And she’s absolutely right. I need to sometimes let go and just trust in God.

    My other 2 fears are the apocalypse and zombies. I know A fear of zombies sounds totally irrational but I’m scared to death of the thought.

    • Trisha
      April 16, 2013

      OMG I must sound SO crazy, lol!

  • Maryann D.
    April 17, 2013

    The photo is so cute! My biggest fear is of course something bad happening to my children. I think all the rest of the fears are probably health issues with any family members. Your life could change instantly for the worse and that is a big fear.

  • Susan McNeill
    April 17, 2013

    I also used to live in terror of something happening to my kids. When they were little and we would go to a theme part, they all had to wear whistles in case they got lost… a little much, I know. But it helped me relax a bit!

  • Allyson Bossie
    April 17, 2013

    I am afraid of something happening to my children or husband too. I think that’s a normal fear if we love someone!

  • hilary
    April 17, 2013

    something terrible happening to someone I love
    snakes
    failing

  • Alaina Bullock
    April 18, 2013

    I am afraid of losing my husband in a terrible way, of sickness and of dying.

  • kim
    April 18, 2013

    Oh gosh……this question caught me off guard. UMMMM.
    talking in front of a crowd, of telling my “story” and no one carrying about it, and fear of cooking….yeah that’s eat – fear of cooking!!!