Saturday, February 9, 2013


Well the absence of my blogging was due to me having the FLU again.... Yes, I know everyone is complaining about it.. but let's face it whatever is going around is setting people back minimum of a week... If I hadn't felt behind and overwhelmed before it is now!!!!  I texted a friend the other day, when she asked if I was sick, the list of stuff I had to cancel or not go to for the week and here is the list:

Monday Night Moms Meeting
Friend get together
Study Group
Date Night
Art School  
Bible Study
Band Practice
Lunch Date
AND the most important Our Marriage Conference!!!

     Mike and I were blessed with tickets to go to a Marriage Conference and an overnight stay at a local hotel... It was much needed and highly anticipated... Oh I couldn't wait!! But then.... the flu HIT me just like that!! Oh, everyday I prayed for healing.. the closer I got to Friday the more I hoped for a change.. I even tried the onion trick and hot showers!! I ate lots of oranges and drank plenty of mint tea (for those who don't know that instantly soothes a nauseated stomach) Friday came and to my daughters disappointment I had to cancel her lunch/play date..  "YOU'VE cancelled EVERYTHING this week MOM" she cried.... UGHH.. the disappointment of a child!! But then the afternoon came for me to start getting ready.. boy did I feel dizzy but I was going no matter what..Selfishly I was willing to take some dayquil... (probably why THIS STUFF IS GOING around SO BADLY.. we are not staying home long enough to Recoup!!... JUST sayn') When my husband came home from dropping the kids off at co-op he sat down and explained how it would not be in our best interest to go.  How he has a responsibility for me & our marriage but also to his family.. He admitted how the last month or two has taken a toll on the family between... My back.. .flu... back...flu and back!!! And the family needs their mother to her fullest capabilities.. And the most responsible thing to do is to stay home a few more day and RE-COUP!!  I cried... I was broken!! I was disappointed... I felt my daughters pain.. Not only was I upset because we couldn't go the conference but I was immensely broken and felt as I was disappointing my family.. Then the guilt set in... I hate being sick.. and I hate suffering.. But I can't help it! There hasn't been a day that has gone by two whole months ago that I haven't suffered to some degree with the back pain. But I guess I was trying to have a positive attitude because I am blessed that I am mobile!!!  The song that came to mind in my disappointment was:

BLESSING-Laura Story

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we have faith to believe

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You're near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It's not our home

I am happy to say that last night was a beautiful night... Mike and I made dinner and then sat and watched our Love & Respect DVDS for our upcoming small group... (if interested please let us know?)  We were able to talk and enjoy each others camaraderie.. IN our PJ'S!! (wouldn't have been able to do that @ a conference!!)

This week I will invest in playing catchup!!  Not only am I behind but I also am learning a few things at Camp in the office, hosting the TEENS FNL this weeek and  have A Valentines Party to Plan!!!

HERES TO an exciting, adventerous, crazy, and BUSY WEEK!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Slow down and take care of you - even if it means postponing or eliminating a few things on your schedule. I'm praying for you.