Yesterday morning, I woke with a headache.
At first I just figured it was due to my lack of proper sleep.
I began my normal routine.
But I figured out it was more than just a headache when I realized I was struggling to read.
Then I remembered going to bed with a headache.
I got up and took my inhaler and medication.
Which set my stomach off.
I had a migraine.
I was able to get a yogurt down and later to get my migraine medicine down.
I had to remain in bed.
Thankfully, I have a spiral notebook of review work for Jase and he worked on it alone.
Afterwards, he vacuumed the living room and swept.
He brought me toast and tea.
He kept coming in to “check” on me and reheat the heat pack.
Finally, I moved to the couch so he could check on me a little more easily.
Anne had made lunch, but I couldn’t eat any.
I watched Emma with Kate Beckinsale.
I eventually felt good enough to crochet a bit.
By supper I was definitely improving.
I even ate some dinner.
I went to bed with a mild headache and the heat pack and praised God for His blessings.
Because, although I had a headache, I was still able to enjoy our family when they brought the grandbabies over for an evening of cards.
I even got to hold our grandson while I lay on the couch.
It’s such a comfort to know that I can rest in God’s will even when I’m feeling poorly.
It wasn’t too many years ago that I would chastise myself when sick.
I thought days of illness were days wasted.
All my efforts went to trying to get better fast.
But I’ve learned that God is Sovereign.
And I am precious to Him no matter what my health is.
He knows what is best and His grace is sufficient.
I’m feeling much better today and praising God for it.
I’ll be resting again today and I’m praising God for my family who all take such good care of me.
It’s not about what I wanted to do today, it’s about being willing to do what is best.
To surrender myself, my health, my day into God.
And praising Him through it all, because He is worthy.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for today. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for loving and valuing me no matter what I’m experiencing. Lord, please continue to teach me how to trust You and how to walk with You in all things. Thank You for Your unending care and thank You for being good. I trust that even in the days of illness or pain, You are with me. Amen.