Monday, June 27, 2011

Thoughts For A Sunday Evening

My DH is asleep on the sofa; I'm glad he's able to sleep because he can get some relief from the pain and discomfort of shingles.  What an odd name for a medical condition that is essentially adult chicken pox.  As I wrote in my previous post, it's been a rough week, and next week will probably be rougher.  He'll still have the pain and discomfort of shingles, combined with the pain and discomfort of recuperating from surgery.  But we saw a rainbow here this evening, and I always think that's a good omen.  God is with us.

I enjoyed my mother-son time today so much, I just had to write about it.  It was an ordinary Sunday, except that my husband felt so bad.  But since our son is working as a dorm resident advisor for both summer school sessions, he comes home every Sunday to do his laundry, mow the lawn and /or help with other chores around the house, stock up on any grocery items he may need, and eat dinner with us.  Now, I'd prefer he didn't mow the lawn on Sunday, and I feel bad about it, but that's the only day of the week that he is always off-duty in the dorm; and we pay him to mow, so it helps him with his finances. We haven't had any rain here this week, so we decided not to mow.  The grass is already starting to look stressed , and we didn't want to make things worse.  After our son left to go back to school, we got a little bit of rain -- hence, the rainbow.

We always enjoy seeing our son on his Sunday visits, and sometimes we go to Greensboro on Saturdays and take him to lunch.  When we see him , he usually has funny stories to tell us about his job, or what he and his friends have been doing, or just campus life in general.  But today, he was just extra considerate and helpful, and I appreciated it so much.  His presence and demeanor just meant a lot to me because I've been so worried about DH this week.  I love ya' son :-)

Now, I'm trying to be positive about this upcoming week and the surgery.  I believe in the power of prayer and the promise of the rainbow.  So I'll be praying.  And I'll be thinking about the upcoming things that DH and I are looking forward to doing.  Like watching the Tour De France (starts Friday, July 1st), which we do every summer.  I like the cycling okay, but I'm really all about the gorgeous scenery.  And then, the last Harry Potter movie opens in about three weeks.  And hopefully, we'll still be able to take our annual trip to the mountains of western North Carolina the last weekend in July.  Positive thoughts, things to look forward to.  This really helps me because ya know what?  I'm a worrier, a born worrier.  It's all my Mom's fault -- I inherited it from her.  She knows it's true :)

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength." A. J. Cronin

"Be, therefore, not anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow will be anxious for the things of itself." The Bible

Wishing you all a lovely, worry-free week.

Denise

1 comment:

  1. As one a little overwhelmed with worry right now, I needed to read this. You are so blessed to have a son like that, and more than a little credit should go to his parents for clearly cultivating a relationship.

    Praying in advance of the surgery and in the present for the shingles. My dad had them once, and oh my word...

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