Thursday, September 15, 2011

Feeling Behind...

Do you ever feel behind? Like your trying to catch your breath but another thing happens and you feel even MORE behind? Yeah. Me too.

This week has been testing, trying and very frustrating (just keepin' it real here). I cling to truths of perserverance in the Bible and remember that God's always working things out for my good, but it can still be frustrating... Let me just break it down for you:
  • Terrible Rash on my feet that kept spreading (finally resolved to being poison ivy/oak)
  • Threw up everything I ate on Tuesday
  • Went to the doctor Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Tired out of my mind due to Benadryl and this sweet Baby Thurston in me!
  • Behind on editing for my business...
  • Missed my first BSF bible study of the year due to the doctor :(
  • Had to cancel a photo-shoot (never has happened before)
Seriously, I have needed the Lord's grace and peace this week. I am someone who is always on the move and in this season, I am learning that I need to stop, rest and just be. That is how I will get better, stay ahead and continue to remain healthy. Yikes! What a good reminder that seems so simple....

I just have to hold tight until week 14 in pregnancy... everyone seems to say my energy will be coming back at that time? :) I sure hope so! For now, I will just continue to press into the strength of the father:


The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. 
Exodus 15:2

11 Beautiful comments!:

Lauren said...

Ria, thanks for this. I've had a rough couple of weeks and I think that verse is just what I needed. He truly is our strength...and nothing else.

Liz said...

Praying for you Ria :)

Chana said...

Keep speaking over yourself dear friend!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I have felt the same too! All we can do is pray and believe in God that everything happens for a reason.

Beka said...

Don't feel discouraged! We all have these days and I feel like you read my journal and posted it of when I was sick with Tristan! :)

XOXOXO to you!

BE BLESSED and remember....... :)

you are loved despite your "lazy" days! ENJOY IT! SLEEP ALL DAY if ya want! ;)

Mateya said...

I hope you start to feel better soon! It's okay to stop and rest and take it a little easier!

Jessie Szmanda said...

You're so close love, you will feel like a completely different person soon - trust me! Praying for you!

Twingle Mommy said...

I'm sorry you're having a rough week. Hang in there you'll get through it. (You can take that with a grain of salt since my last pregnancy cured me of pregnancy) Praying for a better weekend and the ending of sickness.

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Sorry, girl! Yes, hang in there! Your energy really does come back around then! You'll be organizing closets in no time! :)

Jessica said...

Praying for you! Hoping things start looking up soon

Callie Nicole said...

I'm sorry you're feeling so sick! :-( hope you feel better soon and that the rash goes away!