Monday, October 17, 2011

Oh My Aching Back!!!

Saturday was just another day full of laundry and grocery shopping. My weeknights are so busy these days that it seems like I have to play catch up on Saturday. Yuck!

Only this Saturday, my body had a mind of it's own. About half way through the day, my back gave out. Plum gave out. Couldn't move without sharp pain. Couldn't move with out making funny noises to which my son thought was hilarious until he realized mom wasn't kidding around. (BOYS!!!) Not sure if it is a pinched nerve, muscle spasm or what. The tricky part is I have to be careful about what I take for it, since I am allergic to aspirin and all sister related drugs. FUN!

I didn't make it to church yesterday and I stayed home from work today to rest. I am better, Praise the Lord! I can move now which is a plus. I just wear out real easy and certain movements still cause pain, but I will probably get to go back to work tomorrow.

But this weekend has been full of blessings despite my painful state. I think sometimes God allows our bodies to shut down for a little while so we will "BE STILL" and know who God is. Somehow the everyday problems don't seem half as stressful, after rest and quiet time or BIG TIME pain. :)

I had time to talk to my parents on the phone. I got to nap and sleep in, things I usually never have time to do anymore. I received TLC from the hubby and kids. I was blessed beyond words (I will share later) and I was shown over and over that when you trust, God is faithful.

So, although my back was a achin', God was a blessin'. That makes it a pretty good weekend.

Have a great week!


Kellie said...

I hate that your back was hurting... I totally understand! I have had that happen before and it is NOT fun. So thankful that you were able to have some "be still" moments before the Lord. I am in need of some of those myself. I hope you are feeling better really soon!! :)

OH... and thanks for the congratulations about the fair stuff on my blog. I appreciate that!

He & Me + 3 said...

I hear ya. It is in those moments when we have to be still He can really minister. I hope that you are feeling better. I have a bad back daily, so I feel your pain.

Bridget said...

I hope your back gets to feeling better.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I have been there, girlfriend! I get muscle spasms in my back at least once a year. This year has been better. I realize I am getting older and I can do the gardening that I used to do.

I hope you get better soon and are able to relax!

Kristin said...

Ouch!! I'm glad it's feeling better and glad that God blessed you during that time too! I am about to be forced to slow down and I'm being cranky about it, but my swollen feet and legs are telling me to sit for awhile! Ha!