Don’t give up on me. Tuesday of “new and fun” bed-rest week went a tad differently than expected. I did sleep, this morning. I did have some fun time with kids. Heck, I even had some fun visitors. And then it all derailed.
I’ve had a lovely nagging cold and cough for about two weeks now that has very much overstayed its welcome. My ears have been feeling clogged up and painful on and off. Tonight the “off” took a backseat to the “on”. By seven I was in crazy pain and by eleven I was praying for something to give. Around one a.m. both my eardrums ruptured. Awesome.
Now it’s three a.m. and I’ve given up on sleep as I sit with my head tilted in efforts to minimize pain. It’s looking like tomorrow’s fun bed rest extravaganza will be put on hold to go out to the ENT office. See? And I thought bed rest was boring. I suppose I’d rather have had boring. But now I will appreciate boring bed rest for the remainder of the days.
This slight snaffoo was no surprise to God. He knew I was making a list and that I had high hopes, but he also knew that they would be derailed. That’s alright. It’s all in His hands. So I’m going to do this part with joy too. I’m joyful that this sickness happened while I’m already on bed rest and have people here helping me with kids. I’m joyful that I have a great doctor to call in the morning. I’m joyful that I have a very empty day tomorrow to catch up on the sleep I’m missing out on right now. I’m joyful that this is only a slight irritation now and that my full hearing will eventually come back!
Now Lord, help me to get on board with your plans for bed rest and be completely full in whatever that may look like!