Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sleep, Sleep...

...and more SLEEP. Can you tell what I've been doing today??

When Dave was talking with the nurses at the hospital yesterday, explaining why he'd like to have me released earlier than planned, his rationale went something like this, "She's not sleeping well here". Simple enough.

To which one of the nurses replied, "What do you expect? This is a hospital." And she wasn't smiling or laughing when she said that. Sad commentary on hospital life. But it is what it is. They have their job to do and helping you sleep is generally not one of them.

So I have spent the entire day in bed, sleeping much of the time.

Unfortunately, I'm in some pain today. Bummer. I hope it's just residual pain and will go away in the next few days (or even preferably, hours). I would much rather say that I'm feeling great, fine, back to normal. I'm finding that I'm not the greatest "patient" either senses of the word. I am a "do-er" so it's hard to live right now as a "be-er", if that makes sense.

These verses gave me comfort in the hospital...and all the more now:

Psalm 16:8-9

I keep my eyes always on the Lord. (Working on that minute by minute)
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. (I know this for sure)

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; (I keep praising the Lord no matter what)
my body also will rest secure...(I trust my body into His secure care).

Sleep is one thing...REST is another. What I really want to do in the days ahead is rest in the Lord, no matter what. Will you pray for that for me? I would appreciate that!

Someone asked if our JV ladies retreat is this, it's next week, thankfully! So I do have this week to REST. My dear friend and planning partner, Amy, is taking care of lots (really, most) of the details for next week's retreat so I'm thankful for that (bless you Amy!). But I'd sure like to feel better going into the retreat, to not only enjoy our ladies, but have something to say when I teach, as well as lead worship.

The end of Psalm 16 says: "You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." 

May I know His path of life for me, and be filled with joy in His presence as I walk that path this week.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for keeping us up to date on the latest. Praying that the pain will go away for good and that you'll be refreshed for the retreat. I am appalled at the nurses response about your not sleeping! I suppose it's true that sleeping in any hospital is hard, but especially when you have roommates, and noisy ones at that! But you'd think the nurses would have been a bit more sympathetic! So amazed at your good attitude despite what's been going on. And so thankful that Dave was able to spring you out of the hospital early!