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.