Wednesday, March 9, 2011


               My hubby and daughter are sick. Not sure who started what but both are coughing and complaining of a sore throat. Not fun! Yesterday hubby came home with medicine and spent a good part in bed. Today, my sweet kiddo is at home, staying in bed, resting. Luckily neither one has had any fever and I'm still hanging on, praying I don't get sick. Not fun when half of you is still trying real hard to work on every day stuff to be sick.
              One of my challenges is dealing with the fact I can't do as much as I did pre-stroke. My hubby is sick and my child is too. I can't bend much, move too fast, bring food to them, fully take care of them as I would have. I try and if I can't, my voice becomes my care, my directions. I still depend on them to help me, while they are hacking up their lungs and hurting. I'm so thankful that they understand. They look to me for answers on what to eat, how to prepare the food, what medicine to take, keep eye on how long it's been since last dosage, and how to do every day activities at home, plus more. We are still learning together and being a close family. It was just 17-18 months ago that it was just me and Krista, my daughter. We are still adjusting as a family, dealing with the fact that I had a stroke and many changes. When they are sick it hurts, I can't lie, my heart breaks.

              I'm not complaining about the stroke, yes wished never happened, BUT I have had a great look at life differently, my eyes opened and many times thankful, excited about this new twist in the journey. God allows things to happen, for His purpose and we might not see all of His plans, and that's okay. I don't want to know all. I want to be surprised with what He has in mind for us. He allows, to bring us closer to Him! To depend on Him. He sure gave me a wake up call and a chance to start over. I'm so thankful!

"But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, 
for My power is made perfect in weakness.'
 Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,
so that Christ’s power may rest on me."
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

Now I must go check on daughter. May God open your eyes to the path He wants you to take. May He bless you today. Much hugs and loves,


Child of God said...

I am praying for quick recovery and that you don't get sick too.


Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Sara, I went to doctor yesterday, got a high powered antibiotic, and allergy meds, was not feeling well at all~ today I do (Praise God) feel better! but I still am having these coughing fits! Hope your family gets better soon!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

We just had all that junk last week. It does hurt when you can't do a thing for your family...and probably even more so for you when you can't get around as easily as you once did.

It's ok, your family understands. And you all can grower stronger as a family together. Your stroke forces that you all help one another...and that leads you all to have a special closeness that other families may not have.

Mariel said...

What a great verse to meditate on son has a double ear infection, my dad needs knee surgery immediately and my mom is reovering from a hip fracture! So many physical ailments..praise God He is our Yahweh Rapha--the LORD who Heals!!

Linda said...

I hope everyone at your house is feeling better very soon and that you can avoid catching whatever they have. Take good care of yourself and do try to conserve your energy. I know that can be so hard to do.