Sunday, November 8, 2009

It's My Birthday and I'll Cry If I Want To!

Today is my birthday. I'm halfway to 90! (You do the math!)

It has been a beautiful weekend here, but I've been too sick to go out and enjoy it. This is where the crying part comes in. I've been either in bed or on the couch since Friday night. I'm sick enough that I'm not going into work tomorrow but not so sick that I'm oblivious to what is going on around me. I know what I'm missing which makes me feel even worse! BOO HOO!

I have been trying so hard not to get sick. I got my regular flu shot, I've been taking my vitamins faithfully and have been constantly washing my hands and using hand sanitizer. None of this did any good. I may not have the flu, but I'm very congested and have lost my voice. I'm sick just enough that it has blown my birthday weekend and will mess up my work week. I can't very well hold parent/teacher conferences when I don't have a voice!

All of this reminds me to be thankful for my health. I was lamenting last week because I didn't have time to write my usual two posts due to my schedule. However, at least I was physically able to do all the things I needed to do and had promised I would do. I was able to go to work and to choir practice; I was able to run errands and take care of Sam while he was sick; and I was able to attend a farewell lunch for one our staff members. There were a few things, such as posting on my blog, that I wanted to do but couldn't get to. At least I was healthy enough to do what was important. And I'm thankful for that.

Tomorrow is Monday. When your alarm goes off and you're tempted to hit the snooze button and pull the covers over your head, remember that at least you're blessed enough to be able to get up and do what you need to do tomorrow. We need to remember this every day, even when we're going through trials and our days are hard. At least we have the choice to get up and get moving. I pray that we can each use the days God has given us to do His work and to do what is pleasing to Him.

6 comments:

Sue J. said...

Wow, Leslie--Happy Birthday! Had I known, I would have posted a 2nd cake on my blog (it's Edie's birthday today, too!).

I'm sick, too, just like you, it seems. I was tested and cleared of all flu on Friday afternoon, but I'm going on antibiotics tomorrow because I still have congestion that is really affecting my breathing. And my temp is starting to come up again.

Rest is definitely the best thing--get what you can before tomorrow.

Get a raincheck on the celebration--it'll be worth it!!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Leslie!

I am sorry you have been sick. I will be praying for you, dear friend. I thought of you last week while I was hiking around the Va. Mtns. with Sitka and Doug.

Blessings and hugs, andrea

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Happy Birthday dear friend!!! Hope you get well soon.

Love Collette xxxx

Deb said...

Happy belated birthday and welcome to the club!!! I turned half of 90 this past August!!
Blessings!
Deb

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Leslie, Happy birthday my friend. I am sorry you are sick, but I will certainly be praying for you.

I was sick all week with fever and the crud. But I feel really great today! Praise Him!

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