Confession Time

Wednesday night I had to make a little trip to the ER...everything is totally OK...I was just dehydrated.  That evening my heart started racing between 135 to 150 beats per minute.  I sat down and rested for an hour and it wouldn't stop so I called the doctor.  He sent me to the ER and they ran some tests and everything looked fine so they pumped me full of 2L of fluid.  After 3 hours of a racing heartbeat, it slowed.  So here comes the confession, I had been overdoing it all week long. 

Those of you that know me, know that it is really hard for me to slow down...to just sit and enjoy...to be still...to ask for help.  Well I have been getting better about all those things and I really have been trying to especially right now, but for some reason LIFE got the best of me.  So isn't it funny, that the same night that I write a post about everything going on in my life and how it might be a little stressful, I end up in the ER....

What did I learn? 
Slow down, it is OK and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that I take it easy.  Spend the energy and time I have doing easy and enjoyable tasks so that I don't end up in worse shape than I am.

Through my stress fest on Facebook, I learned that I have tons of friends that are willing to help me do all sorts of stuff, including packing my house. And they may think I am crazy but they don't think I am lazy.  One reason I have a hard time asking for help, is the fear of being judged as lazy or incompetent or unable to handle the things going on in my life or of being weak.  I have realized that I have AMAZING friends and brothers and sisters in Christ and that not a single one of them is doing these things or we would not be getting so many offers to help.  Also, it is OK for me to be weak...weakness does not have to be a bad thing. 
      2 Corinthians 12:9-10
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

It is important that I remember to live the concepts that I have been learning.  I need to live life 1 day at a time right now.  Don't stress and worry about the next.  This has been one of my favorite verses for the last 5 years...
Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

So going forward, I know I will probably start to stumble again but this time I will try to pay better attention to my body, my friends and family and the things God is teaching me.  I am already feeling better.  I have been drinking lots of fluids and trying to rest as much as possible the last couple of days.

Also, because of my Facebook post and all the amazing people who have offered their help, I created a calendar with the days I will be packing, the days we will be painting, and the days we will be moving.  YES, we would love help any and all of those days.  Please don't feel obligated but if you want to help, we will greatly appreciate it.  Just use the link above to sign up for a day. 

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  1. Michelle:
    Got your post on CB. Happy belated birthday! I knew we had a special connection! All great people are born in January LOL! I think of you and pray for you often. Praying this 3rd round goes good! You too are inspiring! Make sure you rest!

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    1. sorry I forgot to sign Beth Coblentz at the end!

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