Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Saturday, February 06, 2010

And the "Duh award" goes to Just Me

I've had a history of a lot of UTIs. I know the symptoms quite well.

For the last 4 days or so I've had a bad backache. I've given it all kinds of sources.

We were very heavily hit by the snowstorm yesterday. I don't know how much we got, but the last 5 miles home (on a more rural road) I was having trouble with snow dragging against the bottom of my car. And that was after sliding everywhere, bouncing around on the ice piles that were under the snow and threw the car all over the place, and the maximum speed of 25 for about 2 1/2 hours. And the snow was still falling very hard. It seems to have stopped this morning but there is a ton of it.

So last night I realized "hey, that's not muscles, that is a UTI". And today I tested and yep, one UTI in the house. But I can't get to a doctor or anything, so I get to wait it until Monday.

This is probably my 10th UTI in 3 years. You'd think I'd know..........


Michal Ann said...

I used to get a lot of UTI's, too. I remember the one that really hit me in the back...I couldn't step off the curb, it was so painful. One would think it was the kidneys.

Ohhh, let's not forget the kidney pain that Julia's kids and donors have endured.

I'll pray that your visit with Dr. Brain really lifts you up and reassures you that her times are in Good Hands and the miracles of medicine are bountiful.

I am dealing with a horrendous personal disappointment that is overwhelming me with grief, regret, anguish...so please pray for me, too. By the Lord's kindness, I have been able to attend a conference with author Brennan Manning this weekend. His message is that we are beloved in the Lord. He believes that the Lord will ask us one question on Judgment Day: "Did you believe that I loved you, that I longed for you, that I wanted to hear your voice?"

He draws on Song of Songs (Solomon)

2:10 My lover spoke and said to me,
"Arise, my darling,
my beautiful one, and come with me.

11 See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.

12 Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.

13 The fig tree forms its early fruit;
the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.

Arise, come, my darling;
my beautiful one, come with me."


14 My dove in the clefts of the rock,
in the hiding places on the mountainside,
show me your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

The Lord reinforced this message to me on Christian radio as I drove up to the conference: "Winter is over; spring is coming."

Soon, I hope, your snow will soon be no more and you will feel safer in the car. Last time you wrote of snow driving, you were frustrated with novice drivers who were over-cautious. I happened to read this at the time but didn't want to send it to you when you were struggling with so many things. I have to split this long comment in two parts...stay tuned.

Michal Ann said...

In early January, I drafted this:


Hey, I hope this comment helps. I "happened" to find the following after I read your post about the frustrations of snow driving. Then I made a comment about praying for yourself and others when you are in your Corolla Mobile Chapel. We never know what others are going through, how scared or needy they might be.

I don't know if you follow Angie Smith's blog "The Story of Audrey Caroline"


Her story is compelling and thousands of people have followed her journey so I thought you might already know about it. I heard about her story on Christian radio one morning almost two years ago. Her husband is a well-known singer (Selah). That's when my interest in blogging began.

Angie's experience is a great example of what I was getting at. BTW, she lives in Nashville TN which is (was) in the grip of freezing stormy weather. I copied excerpts below (apologies, Angie but you may gain a new reader).

I inserted my notes in brackets like this [...].

Angie wrote Thursday Jan. 7, 2010:

"Today was a good day, but it was hard too. There were a number of things that were weighing on my mind, not the least of which was the fact that today was the day we received Audrey's [terminal] diagnosis two years ago. [Today Angie had a special day outing with her best friend.] I know the Lord allowed it to happen today so I would have something to distract me. [Ultrasound of new pregnancy.]

On the way home it was snowing and I was driving really slow and reflecting on the past few years. There are situations in my life that I have prayed about over and over and I feel like the Lord is just telling me to be still. It has been a long, difficult season for many reasons and today the frustration just spilled over and reminded me that my hope is in the Lord, and that only He can love me perfectly.

Be still, Angie. I am in control. I see you and I know you...

I would love to ask for your prayer today. My spirit is heavy with the weight of life and although I am rejoicing, it's just been a hard day emotionally.

[Then she re-directs readers' attention to something she wrote earlier.]:

I've felt called to spend some time studying gratitude in an effort to work on my own negative tendencies and the Lord recently gave me an amazing glimpse into Scripture............

Angie continues....so go check it out if you want!

http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com/ Thursday, January 7, 2010
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