Today was a difficult day. My head pain level increased. Good news is we got our car in the shop for repairs and got a rental this morning (It was hard to wait for almost an hour with a headache and an unhappy DH). Having said that, DH stayed home and took care of me and things around the house since I was having a hard time. I have a dr's apt tomorrow afternoon and am fortunate my dh will take me. ( I called the DR befor 11am but didn't get a response until about 3 and then a time at 5 but I got scheduled thanks to God! and my Dr.). I was able to get some rest - thanks to my family. My dh heated up some soup for dinner, did the dishes, took care of sorting out the fridge, took out the trash, retrieved our car garage door opener (earlier today - we realized after we came home in the rental that we had forgotten to take it out. I am glad my dh had the house keys because I forgot mine!) He also mailed some bills and made sure I rested. What a blessing he was today!!!!! (and many days during this season!) I am so thankful dh's boss is so accommodating!!!!!!
I remembered I asked God for me to carry the pain of my friend who is going through a rough time. I am thankful for the increased pain in that regard and thanked God for it. I was happy she had some relief today. That made my suffering sweeter knowing that. I know that God ultimately carried all of our pain and I am so grateful for that and grateful that He allows me to partake in His suffering so I can identify with Him more fully and be better equipped to help others who are also experiencing pain. I spent a lot of time with Jesus today and learned much in that Sacred time. Right now the pain is more manageable. I regret that I complained at its apex (and honestly other times) and am grateful that He walked me through it. I hope I can sleep tonight for I have been having a hard time.
I miss my Spark friends a lot. Please bear with me as I go through this. I pray we all grow stronger as we go through our difficulties. I know many of you are suffering in many ways even more intense than me and my heart goes out to you in love and prayer.
PS My dd2 ankle has been healed since December! She has a little soreness but other than that A-ok! Praise God! Thanks so much for praying with me for her!!!!!
I was having intermittent headaches prior to December 11th. On the 11th I was rear-ended on one of the main artery roads in our area. I was planning on working out at Curves. Both the man that hit me and I are ok. I had chest pain for 2-3 days and then that felt better. On the 12th, I started experiencing bad head pain that has lingered ever since. My DH has taken me to an urgent care facility twice and to my primary Dr. yesterday. The good news is that she (my doctor) is pretty confident there was no brain injury. (By the way I was wearing a seat belt and the air bags did not deploy.) She thinks I have a tension headache that will take some time to heal. She wants my DH and I to watch over the next six months to see if there are any warning signs or changes. I am on three different meds for it right now specifically for tension headaches/pain. The good news is I feel some improvement though the pressure persists. As a result, I haven't done much around the house or on Spark. I am thankful for this pain in that it helps me identify with Jesus and helps me to be more compassionate about others who are in pain. I know this pressure pain can not compare to the crown of thorns that Jesus wore our behalf nor can this pain compare to the joy of Heaven. Sometimes it can be frustrating for those around me and myself, but I am thankful I am learning much and He is walking with me through it. I am thankful it wasn't worse I am thankful for the support of my family and friends. Please pray for the 82 year old man who hit me. He said his wife had recently come home from the hospital and he was trying to get her medicine. Please pray that God heals his wife and blesses both of them. Pray that I will use this pain for God's glory!
Our car has some minor repair work to be done. His car looked much worse. I pray the best for both. I am thankful his insurance will cover our repair.
This is only one among many things our family has had to face this Fall. The testimony is we are still here.
I pray your Christmas Season is a wonderful time for you and that you all have a Blessed and Happy New Year!
Please read this heart-felt story and pray for Baby Phinehas. This story is near and dear to my heart. Though I barely know Keri, I feel a kindred spirit with her and her family. We attend the same Bible Study class. I am only one among many praying for this family. God still performs miracles today! Praise Him!