Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Brief Respite

The last few days the Lord gave me a much needed rest.  He took my morning sickness away, for the most part.  I still was nauseous but it wasn't all day/night long and I didn't feel that constant sensation that at any moment I was going to be running to the bathroom.  Last night, I began to feel the nausea intensify and today I'm back to how I have been.  But that 24 hour period, I am giving thanks to my Heavenly Father who knew I needed it so badly.  I was able to eat food, real food and drink whole glasses of water at a time.  It had been sooo long since I had indulged in food and water like that. LOL  It felt wonderful and definitely picked up my sagging spirit. 

As my morning sickness has returned to it's normal state and I'm finding myself in the bathroom more than I'd like to be, I'm not going to forget this gift I was given. 

Growing up my parents had some Christian Albums from artists most people would never recognize nowadays.  One of the albums was from the Madri Gals and Guys.  I loved listening to that album.  One of the songs on the album was There is a Quiet Place.  I was reminded of that song over the last couple of days as that's how I felt w/ my brief respite.  I wanted to share it with you all. :)  (I guess Take 6 is also known for this song.  I'll just always remember it from a '70's album. ;-) )

  There is a Quiet Place
  by Ralph Carmichael

There is a quiet place
far from the rapid pace
where God can soothe my troubled mind.

Sheltered by tree and flower
there in my quiet hour with him
my cares are left behind.

Whether a garden small,
or on a mountain tall
new strength and courage there I find,

and then from that quiet place
I go prepared to face a new day
with love for all mankind.


Jen said...

I'm so thankful that God gave you that time, even brief, to feel better. I hope so much that it will happen again very soon!

Anonymous said...

Praying for more respite during the remainder of this pregnancy, friend.

Michele WV

Amanda625 said...

I don't know if I said "Congratulations", but I am so thrilled for you. A new baby is such a wonderful gift! And I'm so glad that you had a respite from the morning sickness. ((hugs))

I think a reality show for wannabe pet groomers with absolutely no experience would be a hit, but possibly boycotted and protested by PETA. LOL