Thursday, February 16, 2006

So THANKFUL AND BLESSED

-to have such a loving God who provides loving friends. For the last few weeks, I have been feeling just awful (that could even be an understatement, I don't know). I hate to complain about it because I know as soon as this baby is born, I will feel better, but did not realize how run-down I let myself get! I finally made another Drs appointment because I was concerned about my swelling and lingering coughing fits I have at night. Thought maybe my blood pressure was getting out of control. So, I literally for about 3 weeks now have not had more than 4 hours of broken sleep in one night...and that is a good one. Put it this way, I went to put my seat-belt on yesterday, and was trying for a few secondes to stick it in the ignition of the car...yes I am nuts. Well, when I went in to the Dr she said I looked absolutely horrible (thanks) which is funny because my daughter Brianna has been mentioning that lately. She examined me, but basically said I was just beyond exhaustion and why doesn't my husband take off work so I can get some rest. LOL LOL ummm hello!! I told her how that is impossible right now...he is in the middle of an important operation. She threatened to stick me in the hospital to supervise (seriously!). I said that would just cause more stress for me and problems for our family. I assured her that if I could just get a few nights rest I would be fine...I would work it out somehow. So she gave me something "sure" to put me to sleep for a full night...and then 2 more night's worth. I am basically on bedrest for 3 days. In my mind...(like the rest of us moms) I was like yeah sure...THAT will work, but you know, this time the Lord interceded...in a BIG way (to me at least). I called Brian from the hospital, before I changed my mind, and asked him if he would call my friend in charge of the AWANA class I am a secretary for and tell her I would not make it that night...I hate missing :( but my family needs me to be functioning a little better than the 10% I have been lately (at least in cheerfulness and energy). Then, right behind me, as I was on the hospital phone, was a dear friend of mine whom I have known since being stationed in California, and her husband. They "overheard" ;) the situation, and Kimberly (my friend) told me (she knows me well!) to have the kids ready by 9:30 am the next morning because she and her husband were going to watch them for the whole day. Of course I cried, and knew I could not argue...as much as my pride was trying to interfere...I conceded. Well, except for Lily, I wanted to keep her with me because she is sick again. So, I thought, "Well, this will be good because I can get the 8 pumpkin rolls done for church visitation while she has the girls!" Kimberly, CALLED my baking team leader and informed her of the situation (I feel awful about all this) and said SHE would be making the dessert for Thursday night and that I needed strict rest for 3 days. So, in she swoops this morning, snatches up my two girls, the ingredients for the pumpkin rolls, and tells me to have my husband pick up the dinner she is going to make for us when he picks up the girls. All I could do was cry....what a blessing. Anyone who knows me knows I HATE to depend and lean on others...I guess to the point it is a sin. So, the Lord is blessing me and teaching me in a mighty way today. Praise the Lord...He is so good and provides us with such loving support

6 comments:

Karen said...

Heather...I'm so glad you have friends who have realized your need. I hope you can really get some rest and try to put your health ahead of everything else. We'll keep you in our prayers.

Love in Him...

Karen

Heather said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I am SOOOO proud of you Heather! I know that you don't like letting people help you (silly woman), but you NEED it right now. I wish you were here so I could take the gilrs for you. SLEEP!!!!! You (might think you do), but you don't want that little boy comming too early. Take care and DON'T FEEL BAD!!!

Free In Christ said...

I am so glad to hear from you again, I was worried about you. Silly?! At any rate, I'm glad you have gotten the rest, at least one day. You are in my prayers. I have to say I struggle with the same issues, pride, I guess you could call it. "I can do this all by myself". God is so good to show us, in a nice way, that it is okay to depend on others. Keep resting as much as possible. Again, you are in my prayers.
Melissa

Jamie said...

I AM GLAD YOU ARE LEANING on others! And You tell Kimberly I am just so glad she is there for you! YOU REST! That baby is taking all your energy! I love you and I am PRAYING for you.

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