Tuesday, January 30, 2007


July 17, 2006 greeted me with the first day of a three-day workshop, and the beginnings of what I thought was sinus infection. By the end of the three-day workshop, I was running a low-grade fever and feeling much like I'd been run over by a truck. However, a sinus infection it was not. Two weeks later I finally asked the doctor for a mono test. It came back positive. Finally after two weeks I had something to blame for having barely enough energy to walk across my apartment not to mention the worst sore throat and stomach pains I've ever had in my life.

My next obstacle was figuring out how to get through the first of school. August 1st was meant to be my first day to begin getting my new classroom ready for my first graders. However, I was only two weeks into a virus that at its best lasts four to six weeks. I was incredibly overwhelmed, but lacked any energy to do anything about it. My mother was a life-saver. She basically put together my classroom while I told her what to do. The other teachers on my team took care of so many things for me all the way until about mid-October. I spent the first six weeks of school working only four days a week. It was Christmas before I could finally say, "I think I feel normal."

As I walked into my apartment today after going to workout I was struck at how wonderful it is to be able to exercise. I went from working out 4-5 days a week the first of July, to using all my energy to take a shower by the end of July. Talk about getting knocked flat on my back!!! What a blessing to be back to normal.

So, how did I see God in my day? In the realization of how awesome it is to have health and be able to participate in activities other than being cozy with my pillow! Praise the Lord!

"I proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!"
Deut. 32:3