It had been almost a full month since I have written in this space. Time can fly by when we are not looking.
It wasn’t that I did not plan to write, I did. But I was physically unable.
The last time I wrote here…September 16th…I had a plan for the next two weeks. What I wanted to share and how I was going to share it. We went out of town for a wedding the weekend of September 19th and I got sick. Very sick and I couldn’t write.
I couldn’t do anything except lay in bed with a horrible headache.
By Wednesday, September 24th I was hospitalized with viral meningitis. And I have not done much of anything since then. I was released from the hospital on Saturday, September 27th because I insisted I wanted to be home. On Sunday, I was still so ill I almost wished I was back in the hospital. Recovery has been slow.
I tried to do too much too soon. I cancelled a trip to visit my Mom. I went to my follow-up appointment and was told to take even more time off work and cancel all travel for the month of October. So, not only did I not go to visit my Mom, I will not be attending the Allume conference next week either.
And frankly, at this point, I am glad I am not going anywhere. I am finding that on the days I feel well, I overdo. The next day, I do not feel well at all.
Take Saturday, I felt great. So, I made cookies. Then I helped with the dishes. I chopped an onion while John was shopping to get the ingredients to make soup for some friends that had come home from the hospital with a new baby. John was doing all the work…or so I thought.
Sunday morning I woke up at 5 a.m. with a headache so bad that I could not hardly move. I did not go to church. I did not leave the house. I did take strong pain medication to get relief.
I do not have wise words for this space today. I just wanted you to know why I’ve been absent from it.
Hopefully, I will not overdo in the next few weeks and will continue getting better. In the meantime, I’ll just sit quietly and wait.
One thing I am trying to focus on is trying to be still in HIS presence. Since I cannot read a book (it gives me a headache) I have a lot of time when I am doing nothing…or so it seems. I am going to try harder to focus on the stillness found in Him. On the peace offered by Him and only by Him.
And I will appreciate the gift of good health even more than I did before.
Oh no!!! I had no idea. Yes, I did miss you, Mary! I'm so sorry you've been going through such a horrible struggle. But thankful you're on the mend. Continue to take it easy, my friend, and get well! I'll be praying. Love you.
Thank you, Lisa…and I appreciate the prayers!!
Yes, I missed you my friend, and I've been praying for you. May God arrest you with His rest and allow you to take the time you need to complete your healing. Hugs!
Yes, I missed you dear friend. So sorry that you have been so sick and praying for your full recovery–AND don't overdo girl!
Yes you were missed and wow so sorry for your terrible time with that bug. Please be kind to yourself and rest, rest, rest in God's healing arms.