Monday, October 27, 2008

Rough days

This weekend was great but tiring. We saw Fireproof on Friday night... it was AMAZING. I highly recommend it for all married couples and anyone who wants to encourage a married couple in their lives!! It was serious, funny, emotional, light-hearted, dramatic, happy, sad, intense, wonderfully spiritual and godly, and any other emotion you can think of.

Saturday I went to a purse party with my dear friend Monica as the "coordinator" and my sweet friend Sarah as the hostess. Several coworkers were there, including a former coworker, and some of Sarah's relatives. It was a lot of fun and I'm so glad I went. Here are few pictures:

Monica showing us her purses and fabrics (homemade, custom-made)
Georgia (former coworker) with me

Georgia, Lydia, Michele, & I

Michele & I

Georgia & Erika

Me with my sweet buddies - Monica & Sarah

Sunday after church, we tried a Sleep Number bed at the mall (which was quite interesting... we're still undecided), then passed by our favorite restaurant Famous Dave's BBQ only to find that location closed (what a bummer!! ~ this is happening a lot lately!), then went to Linens N Things (one of our favorite stores that's closing) and bought a few things, had Jimmy John's sandwiches for lunch, and then went to the new Sports Authority by us and bought ourselves each a new bike helmet. We got home nearly 4 hours later. I was so exhausted and in pain that I had to lay down in bed for an hour and on the couch for another hour before I saw any relief. It was terrible.

It's so weird how sometimes being more active gives me some relief and more energy, and other times it makes me so much worse. It's so confusing.

So, I've had a really rough few days physically. I'm okay mentally, but physically I just want to lay in bed all day, every day. I have no energy, my legs feel like a mix of wet noodles and like boards getting hammered excessively, and today's worst flare-up is in my left shoulder. I don't know why I'm having this particular flare-up. Typing is agonizing but I'm pushing through it. I prayed all day long for God's strength where I had none, and he gave it to me, enough to get through my work day.

Every day... only by the grace of God....


Julie V. said...


I'm sorry to hear you have been having a lot of tough days lately. I'll be praying for some relief. I can't even imagine the daily struggle you are pressing through. I pray the Lord would continue to pour out His grace in your times of need.

Did you ever decide to check out that one chiropractor your friends were recommending?

Take care.


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