"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, July 7, 2011

another day



I'm still eager to share my fourth with you but I'll put it off one more day.  I just want to thank everyone for being so amazing, clairvoyant, empathetic, loving, in fact you're just plain smart!  I'm still exhausted and out of sorts, but God is so good and so are His people!!




I don't quite understand why misery loves company, but I think I got a bit of insight.  It's not that I want anyone else to be miserable... it's just comforting to know that you are not alone.  It's like every single one of you knew what I was feeling.  You all said different things and yet you were all right on!




When I woke up this morning I was still so tired. The day that stretched ahead of me was overwhelming.  By rights I should have been doing post holiday laundry... I had done a pretty thorough job cleaning yesterday so I decided to do what sounded most relaxing.




The reservoir is just 15 miles from the house.  The girls invited friends.  I didn't.  If you've been paying attention (which I know you have) that was an unnatural move on my part.  The only friends for me on this trip were my current read, a cooler full of ice water and a comfy lawn chair.  




I'm not any better yet, but the day was good which is more than I expected.  I covet your prayers and advice and am taking them to bed with me now.  Tomorrow is another day... goodnight sweet friends.

Blessings, Debbie

36 comments:

  1. Glad you took some time out for yourself. Try and fill your day with self nurturing - we could always be doing laundry all the time - it will wait. Breathe and let go - remember? xx

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  2. I pray tomorrow you will wake feeling a little better. It's so hard for us homemakers to put things aside, sometimes we just go on automatic pilot. My washing has been sitting in the machine for two days with the powder in, ready to go. I've been busy with othermore important things, including reading my followers blogs. Who cares. Tomorrow is another day. If I run out of knickers I can always raid Petals drawer, can't I?
    Look after yourself, Debbie. We are all here for you and you can off load anything here. Your amongst your sisters ( oops.. and brothers) Take care. Hugs Maa.

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  3. How nice that you took time for yourself and I hope you do it often. You must look after yourself first before you can take care of anyone else. My thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie.xx

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  4. Sounds like a perfect day, the chores will always be there:@)

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  5. Pray for the gift of fortitude. I think that is what will help. A definition is this:
    "Fortitude is the virtue that allows us to overcome fear and to remain steady in our will in the face of obstacles". I always think of it as trudging along, even if you don't exactly know why you are not feeling in-sync with your normal life, but doing your daily duty with hope for this to pass. love,andrea

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  6. Good for you! Sometimes solitude is the most needed remedy. I continue to hope you feel better soon. Take care! ~Karen

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  7. That day was perfect medicine! Maybe a check-up wouldn't hurt either??? blessings ~ tanna

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  8. You are never alone. We have all BTDT. Your day sounds like the perfect way to decompress. You are still in my thoughts.

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  9. Debbie, praying today will be even better...and the healing will come.
    Donna

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  10. The water is restorative. I hope that read was too!
    Today, I pray for supernatural and surprising "happy" to come your way. He's so shepherd-y like that.

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  11. I think you are on the right track. Do you take walks or do anything that gets you moving for no reason but for yourself? Doing this really helps me relieve stress and it helps me think clearer for some reason. I am the sort of person who gets easily overwhelmed when life gets busy and full so I try to take one every day.

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  12. Sometimes when I'm done in and pray "Lord I'm tired" He says "Walk with Me" and I say "I can't get up" and He says again "Walk with Me" and I say "Can't you see I am weeping and a heap on the ground?" and He says only, "Walk with Me". Then I pull myself up and lean on Him and walk with Him...I think He knows that at times I can not even pray a proper prayer..You are not alone at being weary, just the other day I left a very similar comment on another blog. Have a good, sweet rest.

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  13. We all need those vacations from life sometimes. On a practical note, if this is a physical tiredness and not an emotional one, have you had your thyroid checked? I was always so tired that I could barely talk, then my doctor checked my thyroid and it was the lowest he had ever seen in any of his patients. It just took a few days on medication and I felt like a new person.

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  14. I am so glad you are feeling better. I will continue to pray for you.

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  15. I am sooooooooooo glad you are taking care of yourself, in such a lovely way. I pray many more quiet relaxing moments for you today. ((HUGS))

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  16. One day at a time is the best way to take it! It will be better soon and in the mean time you can look for the lessons and the blessings God is giving you through this trial - because there always are lessons and blessings!

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  17. Yes, kindreds we are!!! Lynn Austin's "Chronicles of the King" series is one of my all time favorites!
    Thank you for posting this update...it is nice to know how to pray for you...and that I am continuing to do...
    More hugs to you...

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  18. All in good time, Debbie, all in His time and it all gets done! Enjoy "Debbie-time", it is well-deserved. xo,

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  19. This is my first time visiting. I'm sorry you were feeling tired and discouraged, but it looks like you found the perfect antidote -- a day with your family, relaxing with a book (from the looks of it, one that will point you to our Father :)). I was just reading this morning the Phil. 4 verses about bringing all of our anxieties to Him, and the peace of God will guard our hearts in Christ Jesus. I thought, what an interesting word choice, "guard." He's not just giving us His peace, He's guarding us with it when our minds are on Jesus. May His peace guard your heart today :)

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  20. That book series is one of my absolute favorites! Not that that info. is encouraging necessarily, but I just thought I'd share. : )

    I will say a prayer for you today that you would be encouraged, strengthened, and buoyed up by the Lord.

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  21. You may be in need of some extra Iron.....

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  22. Ditto on what Jane said about the thyroid. I felt like I was 80-some when I turned 40, and finally went to the dr., and I have hypothyroidism (easy to fix with cheap meds) and now I feel normal (well...normal minus menopause!)
    love,andrea

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  23. A wonderful outlook on life: Tomorrow is another day. So I will kekep praying for tomorrow. I agree with all the above: vitamins, thyroid check(I just came from the Dr. where they found a nodule to be followed up on) and especially solitude.

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  24. Dear Debbie, I hope that your tiredness isn't due to health issues. I'm no spring Chicken either and once as I was going through the change of life I felt exhausted at the least bit of work and even short of breath and found out that I was anemic from very heavy menstrual flow.

    The iron in my blood was depleted to the point of anemia. My doctor told me to take some iron pills and I felt more energetic after only one bottle.

    Maybe you should have this checked by your doctor. Hope you feel better soon... Prayers for vitality. JB

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  25. I just posted a post about Chia Seeds and I think you would really like to read it. They give you energy! [o=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  26. Sounds like you did just what you needed to do. Praying God will continue to refresh you.

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  27. Well I need to catch up...but God still knows what your prayer need is and I lift you up right now. Oh the rafts look wonderful...it is over 100 degrees here and I would love to float down the river... in high school we were called "river rats" because we had to cross the river to come to school.
    Blessings and praying for you right now
    Hugs!!

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  28. I'm so sorry. Bone tired. I know that feeling. Before I left the old house, I wanted to get in bed and cover my head and hide. And sleep. For days. I do hope you get rested and feel loved and cared for.

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  29. Debbie this is just what you need sun and peaceful thoughts. Great shots. B

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  30. Debbie,
    You did just the right thing by taking time off for yourself. As has been said before, everything will be there when you get back. It is time for David Jeremiah to come on the TV and I'm going to sit back and enjoy his sermon -he is one of my favorites.
    Hope you are feeling even better tomorrow.

    ~Jean

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  31. Dear Debbie,

    Praying God will lift your spirits this evening.
    I am looking through a book to try and give you a word of hope...:)

    This is what I came up with from, "Hope for a Woman's Soul; Meditations to Energize your Spirit" (A Women of Faith book, by Inspirio):

    We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

    I hope it helps, dear friend.

    xoxo...Gloria

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  32. Oh no--I have missed something. I am so sorry that you are not feeling well.

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  33. Sometimes we just need to run away and play...glad you did! :D

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  34. with a book in hand - comfy chair and ice water -- that's the making of a good start in the recovery -- but don't forget -- to sing,, anything that comes from your heart -- it works even if you make up a song - just make sure you have a small note book close by - I wrote a song this way.. free your mind for a fewwww hours...I'll be checking in...to hear about the masterpiece - hugs

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  35. Well I am glad you can still see your sliver linings. There are always blessing around us, Sometimes they are tiny and hard to see with our mountains of hardship in front of them xoxo Clarice

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  36. Debbie.. this is such a nice post to read. I can almost step out of my house and into your world through your pictures. I think your photography is beautiful, capturing candid moments. Thank you so much for sharing your day with us.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Misty

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