Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hidden Strength

Last night's nausea didn't go away until 4:30 am. At that point Krista woke up, ate some crackers, and took her dinner medicines that she skipped last night. When I woke up in the morning, she told me what happened with her medicines. I worked out when she should take her medicines today so that they would be evenly spaced out.

The good thing is that Krista seemed to have a little easier time today. She still slept quite a bit, but when she was awake she looked more lively to me. She also said that when she took a bath, she got up without having to go on all fours. That is pretty amazing that she has gotten stronger even laying around that past two weeks. Actually, that's not fair... she's been getting up regularly, and it's probably using similar muscles to getting out of the tub. Tomorrow's another bactrim day, so I don't suspect she'll be feeling any better than today. She's already started to feel worse this evening.

Mom has been such a big help. In addition to helping out with the kids and food and cleaning, she did a bunch of laundry today and changed our sheets. Yesterday, she even swept the ash off our patio. Thanks Mom! Also, thanks to the Suttons for the Lemon Chicken dinner!

The LORD is my strength and my song;
He has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise Him,
my father's God, and I will exalt Him.
(Exodus 15:2)


Ann said...

Dear Mike and Krista,
Reading your journey through this time of your life reminds me of something pastor Ricky said months ago in a sermon. He said that you cannot always pray the storm away, but you can pray Jesus into the midst of the storm. So that is what I pray for you (along with prayers for complete healing, no more pain and no more weakness or nausea), is that you sense God's deep and abiding presence with you and your family. Years ago when I sang in a church choir, we sang a song that said "You abide in me, closer than my heart that beats, deeper than the air I breathe, you abide in me." That is my prayer for you. Thanks for being an example for all of us of strength in the midst of storms, and full and complete reliance upon Jesus.

Krista said...

Thank you for your encouragement Ann!