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.



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