After lots of medication, lots of laying in bed, a 102 fever for 6 straight days, lots of coughing, and seven missed days of work I feel like I am back to my somewhat fully functioning self! It was so nice to go back to work and to do 'normal' things! And it is nice to have my appetite back. I didn't really eat while I was sick, but yesterday my appetite came back strong! I really can't get full!
Last Thursday Luke and I went on a small trip to Red River with his family. It was a very relaxing trip and a good remedy in helping me get better.
We left on Thursday night and before we left I took my very strong cough medicine. It took us 9 hrs to get there and honestly I don't remember an hour of it. I had to ask Luke and his parents if I even used the restroom on the way there because I seriously don't remember anything, even going to the bathroom - now that is some powerful medicine. That was my last time to take that crazy stuff!
After we arrived in Red River we just spent the day walking around the town and taking it easy.
This really got me thinking - how often do we take to just spend time relaxing? Yes we always have our 'worries' and 'things' that need to get done but what parts of our life are we missing because we are always trying to get to the next part.
I am very guilty of this in my life. I am always thinking about what is next in life and sometimes miss what is going on now. After this weekend I realize that life is too great right now and I don't want to miss the now by trying to 'fast forward' through. I want to slow down and TRULY enjoy where life has me right now. Think about it? What are you missing right now because you are thinking about 'that next thing'
"God has made evrything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.....there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to enjoy themselves as long as they can" Ecclesiastes 3:11-12
A couple of pics from our weekend:
Walking down the street in Red River - it is beautiful!
Luke's Dad, Luke, and Me taking a break from shopping