Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Good in Being Sick

Is there good in being sick?

Sinus headache, muscle aches, nausea, 
body aches, fever, sore throat, earaches,
That about covers my last seven days.

Well first off, the bad, its the obvious.
Being sick stinks!
You are unable to do the normal routine,
it's hard to just sit or lay when you are generally in some form
of motion.
There is pain involved, real pain....
Ever feel like you've been run over by a truck?
Body aches.
Face hurts, teeth hurt, yes hurt...
really it hurts!

So whats so good about being sick?

Memories of childhood that I've never forgotten.
If ever I'm feeling poorly I am reminded......
Having a really high fever and my Dad arriving home late in the 
He came into my room to check on me,
only to leave and return with a bowl of orange sections.
Can I tell you to this day I remember the juiciness and coolness 
of every piece?  
The love behind each bite....I was so thankful in that moment.
My sweet  Dad...

I have memories of several years in a row my Mom and I having 
the flu at the same time and me laying in bed with her.....
just being in a parents bed always felt good.
We took care of each other
and it wouldn't be the last time.

I had a great parental experience of my own 
when both my oldest son and myself  had strep throat.
It was a time where drool on
a pillow as opposed to swallowing was acceptable...
I also found 
 he thought I was a good Mom,
Well, one, because I asked him.  I wanted to know.
When he said yes, I asked why he felt that....
 "I didn't let him talk to me disrespectfully as one of 
his friends did to his Mom ".
It gave me confidence to know I was doing something right with my kids.
I can be the "mean Mom" and they'd still love me :-)
Doing the right thing wasn't easy and  I knew he didn't need a friend
he needed a Mom.

I have always had difficulty in letting others help me out when I'm ill
or just down right need help.
A few years ago I had back surgery.
A few of my sweet friends from church organized meals for me and Bob.
A couple of them knew how I felt about help, however they told me
 it was going to happen!
Besides the wonderful meals that were provided,
I realized just how incredible these friends of mine are.

How truly beautiful the friendship of women can be.

How sometimes its a blessing, to allow others to bless you!

yes, there is good in being sick.
As there is good in being on the mend :-)

Finding the good while in the muck !
It's what echos in my heart today......


  1. I just stumbled upon your blog - and I love it! It sparked memories of my mother lying in bed with me when I had the measles telling stories of her life - and lying beside my Dad after Mother was gone and he called me to come - because he couldn't sleep and we talked all night about their life together.

    Thanks for helping me remember.

  2. Oh, I'm sorry you're sick but glad for the memories! I wonder I'd my kids think I was a good mama. Feel better!!!

  3. Bless your heart! Yes, being sick is the pits with a capitol P! But, you reflections are so sweet. Sweetest blessings to you!

  4. I'm sorry you've been sick and hope you get well very soon. I've been down about three weeks myself, and like you it has given me time to remember. Take care.

  5. Oh my, you really are sick!
    I hope you get better soon.

  6. I am sorry you have been sick. I almost found myself hurting as I read this post. You sure do have a good way at looking at being sick though. I smiled at the last picture. I too, thank God for dear friends who lighten the load. Hope you feel much better now.