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, when 3 hours later- WHAM. The only one in the crowd. Being so sick made me vividly remembered labor… out of control… with a baby coming… now, ready or not. Somehow I related these two events ( I was delirious).
As my life ebbed away (too dramatic?) I tried to think through all I was thankful for… a lifetime of blessings. I was ready to be delivered, to be done. I don’t remember ever feeling so weak, so helpless. I kept thinking of what my husband endured in the hospital years ago and wondered if he’d felt like this?
Difficult hours went by, yet graciouse snatches at rest grew a little bit longer, I actually dozed off. Then it was just – over! I barely had strength to move, but I was free! I thought of all the healing stories in the Bible – amazing! I shared their moment of worship, Rest came, sun dawned, birds sang and the whole world seemed sweeter.
Appreciation for health and movement, slowly returning strength, peace after a storm. I hadn’t felt God through the night, but I knew He was there protecting me, allowing my body to fight for life. Silly? I think not. I will grab hold of any lesson He uses to teach me…
And of course pray to never have that one repeated. Stay well in the New Year 😉
ForGlorySake!– Anna
❤️ Homemade Electrolyte Drink: 1 whole squeezed citrus fruit ( or 1/2 a grapefruit- 1/2 an orange), same amount or more water, 1Tbl raw honey, sea salt to taste. Mix well 

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