Thursday, December 11, 2008

Under the Weather

If you happen upon this blog post, please say a quick prayer for me. I've been "under the weather" since Sunday. I woke up Sunday morning with a sore throat but went on to church. As the day progressed, I developed ear aches on both sides, chest congestion, fever, chills, body aches, cough, hoarseness, etc.

I took what antibiotics I had and here I am 4 days later feeling worse than ever. I have literally been in bed for the last 3 days and feel horrible. It hurts to talk and my throat feels raw and I sound like a frog when I do try to talk. I'm heading out to see our family doctor first thing in the morning. I haven't felt this bad since I had the flu back in February.

Of course everything is always worse at night time. It's the middle of the night here and everyone is sound asleep. I'm here with the persistent and loud ringing and swishing sound in my ear and the cat by my feet and I'm really feeling sorry for myself. I'm thinking of the church Christmas play set that I have to paint, the last few Christmas orders that need completed this week and the pile of laundry that just keeps growing with each day that I'm down.

In the midst of it all I am SO incredibly blessed. I know it could always be worse. I know the Lord is with me and has heard every prayer I've prayed for healing this week. I know that this too shall pass. I know that I am loved. Thank you Lord that by your stripes I am healed. Thank you for your love that surpasses anything I could imagine. And...thank you for sending your precious son to be born into this world so many years ago. Thank you that your truth is just as real today as it was then. Thank you that I AM BLESSED!!


Anonymous said...

Sherri...hope you feel better. Please respond to my email at It is important.

Sherri Partin James said...

Hi Stephanie, I just sent you an email. Thank you so much for your get better wishes!! Blessings, Sherri