It's been a busy couple of weeks. Between my counseling course, music lessons/practice, school,, and attempting maintain some sort of a social life, I haven't had much time for blogging. Then, throw influenza into the mix, and life is REALLY overwhelming!
Thursday (Valentine's Day) I had three piano lessons - my regular
lesson, a lesson I teach, and a practice/lesson with Pastor for Sunday
(I'm learning to play off of chord sheets! It's so exciting!!). Friday
was full of school, of course, and ended with Bible study, which always
one of the highlights of my week. And finally on Saturday I went to
chiropractor appointment at eight a.m., then went to counseling class,
and had just an hour at home for lunch and a much needed phone
conversation with Erik. We were quickly out the door again for a baby
shower for one of my closest friends from church (her little girl is due
march 29th - yay!), and afterward spent the evening with a friend.Talk
about busy! I think all the busyness took a toll on my immune system,
because by Monday I was totally incapacitated with the flu. I haven't
gotten the flu in a long time, so I had forgotten how awful it is. I was
so exhausted I couldn't even watch TV. I could do nothing but lie
still, yet I was to achy to sleep. It was especially agonizing for me
because I am an on-the-go person who doesn't like to do nothing. For
three days I lay in my feverish suffering, and then things started to
look up on Thursday. I couldn't go to music lessons yet, but at least I
could sit up and do school part of the day. And then by yesterday, I was
quite well, and by evening I was able to go to my church's Christian
school to watch the girls' basketball teams last home game, and go from
there to Bible study. I was blessed with an amazing, long, deep
heart-to-heart with Katy, who hosts the Bible study in her home. It was a
late night, and I slept until ten this morning. And now finally, after
all the chaos, I'm able to catch up on blogging.
that is my narrative of the past two weeks of my life, for any of my
friends who want to know. I also have lots of things on my mind and
heart that are either too personal ans weighty or too hard to express.
But they are not all burdens; there are also many blessings and exciting
lessons filling my heart. God is so good, and he never lets go of me.
I'm in awe of that. Life has been somewhat stormy lately, but I have peace in it. Even if I am inadequate, and failing, getting behind in my school, not playing piano in church, and continuing to fail and sin and hurt people daily, HE is sufficient. His grace is sufficient, and His strength is perfect in weakness. I have peace. And I am so blessed!
I love you all; have a blessed sabbath!