To the Hope Currently Residing in my Chest:
First off, I do thank you for finally returning to my life. It had been so long I really had forgotten what it felt like to anticipate a future that might not be quick as bleak as the present and recent past. Please know, I am thankful.
That said, I would appreciate it you toned it down a bit right now. You are out of control, running rampant, playing with a very fragile heart. I think that you are acting very irresponsibly right now – causing me to imagine telling people about a pregnancy, thinking of a Christmas finally pregnant, and planning a summertime due date. For the life of me, I am unable to reign you in. My normal logical approach to life is failing me now that you have taken up residence.
All I ask if for you to take a step back, maybe even disappear for the next week or so. If you are unwarranted, I would appreciate if you could go on vacation for a couple of weeks. I will need you back in a bit, but right now, I can’t deal with the havoc you are wreaking, especially if you are unfounded.