Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – Gift

I spend the entire morning sitting upright in bed, surrounded by friends in the form of words, doing my best to hold my head still. I sip ice water and swallow Gravol as the essential oil diffuser on my bedside table hums a healing, and fragrant, tune.

I pray, mumbling words aloud, because to form them with my lips and express them in a whisper helps me maintain focus. Focus, always a challenge, made more so when the room is spinning.

I read: scripture, devotions, and a novel set in Alaska that conjures troubling memories, and with them, gratitude for the blessing of my latter days.

I scribble a few lines in my notebook, ruminating on things like love and community that I’m starting to see in a different light.

I call to my husband who is reading in the next room: “Come and pray with me.” And he does.

In the afternoon, I take my blanket and my water glass, toss back a couple more Gravol, and make a nest in the wing chair in the living room.

The Yorkie curls up next to me and Gerry goes out to do something I’m incapable of on this day. I breathe a few more prayers and read a few more pages.

The vertigo is a thinly disguised gift. I have learned some things over the course of this day. I am behind and I am missing out on some things, but I am also right where I need to be, and so it is well.

It is well.

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So many thanks for your prayers and messages yesterday. The vertigo is improved this morning. Not gone, but better. I’ll take that with gratitude.

Word wrangler. Photo taker. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those thin places where faith intersects.
3 comments
  1. I look forward to reading your words every morning! It is a delight to see the email show up in my inbox. Thank you!

    1. How kind! Thank you, Tammy.

  2. I agree with Tammy. Your words are a great day starter. Thanks for having them waiting for me each day. Still praying.

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