We experience the same sense of rejuvenation, the same revival of spirit, the same deep satisfaction that literal sheep enjoy when resting in the presence of a faithful shepherd."
- Elizabeth George-
Powerful Promises for Every Woman
Of course, my husband was horrified as he picked me up from the floor. I was laughing, but could not deny that I was a little hurt.
That night, things progressed and my whole left side was aching and stiff. I waited for Miss S's last feeding and then fortified myself with Motrin. I was also suffering from a bad cold.
Miss S had a bad night. I don't know if she is getting more teeth or not, but at 2:30am, 3:55am, and 4:30am, I had to tell her softly, "Its not time to get up my love." She didn't protest, just cried softly into her mattress before going quickly back to sleep. I sighed, coughed, and limped back to bed each time to lie awake and stare at the ceiling.
The morning did not find me well. I had almost no voice, and was aching from head to toe.
However, yesterday I received the wonderful gift of rest.
"He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters, He restores my soul." Psalm 23:2-3a
I was in so much pain that I couldn't get caught up in all the busyness yesterday. By necessity I rested. I had time to pray and meditate and read books in my funny, froggy voice to my daughter. I had time to make cookies for my husband. Miss S was loving and quiet. She seemed to sense that Mommy needed her to be gentle. I had time to just be. Its amazing how a day like this just energizes you for the days ahead. I consider it a gift.
This morning, I felt so ready to tackle life! I'm also looking forward to our real day of rest on Sunday. Have a blessed one.