Thanks to those who left encouraging words and/or prayed about my cold and the baby shower I mentioned the other day. The shower went very well, I think. Once I got started the nervousness fell away. The hour beforehand I made about twenty trips to the bathroom, though. My cold was still there, and I took a cup of water, tissues, and a cough drop up with me “just in case,” but thankfully they weren’t needed. The Lord took care of all the other physical concerns and gave me time to think through and write out what I wanted to say the day before. I was very glad they had my part first! I was able to relax and enjoy the rest of it afterward.
I guess it might seem silly getting so nervous over a 5-10 minute devotional when some people face much greater challenges. But to me, that was a pretty big challenge!
My cold is still there but today is the first day I can say I actually feel better. I’ve been wiped out and draggy for a few days, but today is much better, though my throat is still a little sore.
The redness and swelling in my leg is still a factor as well, though it is also better. When I am at the computer or on my feet for a long time, it is worse: when I have my feet up for a while, it is better. I hope this isn’t the schedule for the rest of my life! It makes it kind of hard to get things done. I do enjoy those breaks throughout the day, but I’ve been needing to do some things in another town 35-40 minutes or so away that I don’t think I’d better try while this is going on.
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Now I am going to put my feet up again….