Life Appreciation 

Thursday night I thought I was dying. Unrealistic? Possibly. But I felt strongly about it! 2 words: food poisoning. To say it was sudden and horrific and momentarily life-altering is an understatement. One of those times when no one can help you and all you can pray is “Jesus.”

A wonderful day and dinner out with family, then 3 hours later- WHAM. The only one in the crowd. Being so sick made me vividly remembered labor… out of control…  baby coming… ready or not. Deliriously I related these two events. As my life ebbed away (feel the drama) I tried to think through everything I was thankful for – so many blessings.

I kept recalling what my husband endured in the hospital years ago and wondered if he’d felt like this – so weak, helpless? Difficult hours went by in the dark, yet snatches of rest grew longer. I finally dozed off. I woke up barely able to move, but I was free, it was over! I thought of all the healing stories in the Bible. I shared in their moment of worship… sun dawned, birds sang and the whole world seemed a little sweeter.

Appreciation for good health and slowly returning strength were peace after the storm. I hadn’t specifically felt God in the night, but I knew He was there somewhere. Staying up with me, protecting and allowing my body to fight for its life. Silly? I think not. I will grab hold of any lesson He uses to teach me trust… while praying I never have to repeat it.

I hope you all stay well in the New Year 😉

ForGlorySake!– Anna

❤️ Homemade Electrolyte Drink:

1/2 squeezed lemon, 1 & 1/2 cups water, 2 tsp raw honey, 1/8 tsp sea salt. Shake well in a mason jar with a lid.

Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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