Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When You Don't Have a Choice

Hello friends!

(By the way, if you are here, we are friends.  Even if we've never met in person!)


We have a robin sitting in a nest outside our garage pretty much constantly.  She is waiting for her four beautiful eggs to hatch.  And she seems to be waiting pretty patiently, as far as I can tell.  If you're anything like me, it can be hard for you to just sit.  If there is something that needs doing, I want to be getting it done! Even if I just sat down. Even if I need a break. Do you ever sit down with your husband or significant other, start watching a  little TV, and then suddenly get up because you just remembered where you put your seam ripper, or that a blog post needed editing, or paperwork needed filling out, or because you meant to put the next load in the dryer?

Usually, being this way is a good thing because it makes me productive.  On the flip side, it can make me scattered, over-worked and not pleasant company.

Well, starting today I don't really have a choice.  I am having minor surgery this afternoon to remove some atypical cells from the skin on my stomach.  (Oh!  Haven't been to the dermatologist lately?  Probably want to get on that, friends!)  Anyway, even though the surgery is minor I am expecting to be waylaid. Sitting flat on my behind for a good week and a half, because that's how long I will have stitches and have been told to take it easy.

There will be no bopping about nesting.  There will be no suddenly getting up to go do all thousand random things that need doing. Also, there will be no blogging for a little while.  I will have to rest.

Surgery is a bummer, but having to rest?  That is frightening.

Or so my thinking has gone.  But it is occurring to me, as the surgery has gotten closer, that I need to take advantage of this forced respite from my own craziness.  I need to sit and be still.  I need to read good books and maybe a trashy magazine or two.  I need to organize pictures on my laptop and ignore all domestic duties.  Not as a lifestyle, but for a little while.

And I need to draw near, and listen to that still small voice.  Sometimes we only do that when we don't have a choice.  Hopefully you are not having surgery today.  But hopefully, you will join me in some much-needed rest.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Matt 11:28

Love and Blessings this Holy Week!
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