Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Main Squeeze

Victory! Victory! I'm ecstatic to report that the itching has drastically improved! I'm actually wearing regular clothing and makeup and the whole bit! What a relief!

I'll tell ya, this whole allergic reaction thing has been a force to be reckoned with! I've been closer to insanity in the last couple of days than I've ever been. Since the first of the year, or Christmas really, my life has been anything but normal, and I really had high hopes that this week would find itself in a new season of normalcy, and then, duh, duh, duh (insert that storybookish sound of imminent danger)...

the allergic reaction!

But, I'm hopeful that a full recovery is just around the corner. Praise God! Thank you for your prayers.

This morning, as I was watching a Today show segment about how to have long hair when you're old (don't ask me why I was watching a segment on hair. You'd think I'd be over it!), and drinking a cup of coffee in my sweat pants and T-shirt, I thought, "My goodness! I am one blessed woman!"

I quickly started thinking about how much I love my husband, Brian, so much! Y'all, that man has bent over backwards to treat me like a princess, and to make sure that I have a very blessed life. I thought, "Wow! It is so nice to be able to stay home and rest and recover and not worry about a thing right now." He just takes care of it. Everything.

To me, Brian is my greatest asset on this earth. We are polar opposites. He is everything that I'm not, and then some.

However, he would've probably given me away to whomever would take me in the middle of these last few nights as I scratched myself uncontrollably. An itching problem is lethal to sleep! And, lethal to kindness (on my part, not his).

Anyway, just pondering God's perfect provision when He gave me that guy. Without him, I'd be in a mental institution after this week's allergy episode.

Thank you, Lord, for intricately weaving every fiber of my life. May I be a beautiful tapestry for You!


Paula said...

Lindsey & Brian,
Although you have not heard from us, we have been here. Hughes Net has not been playing nice out in the country so we have been unable to get updates until now.

We have been faithful to pray for your big, red, itchy rash. We are also thankful that it is better!

You have been so blessed with a servant for a husband. Don't you just love it when God puts us with the mate that we need. He knew ahead of time that you would need a man with a servants heart and you got Brian. No coincidence!

Another thought, I was at a ladies retreat this weekend and I ran across Nehemiah 8:10b the joy of the Lord is my strength. I'm sure that you've read it 1000 times but it smacked me in the face like a wet rag the minute I read it and I thought of you. Like, that is where Lindsey draws her joy from. The Lord silly. Of course that is why she is continually joyful in all circumstances that we see. She's walked through the yuck and found her joy and can spread it to us. Just an observation!
Love to you and your servant man Brian!!
Stormin His Throne on your Behalf!!
The Chaffin's

Erin said...

So glad you have some relief!

Julie-CA said...

keep on praising that husband of yours and thank the Lord for Him everyday. So important to realize just what a great man you have and not take it lightly. I know my husband is a gift to me that is beyond measure. Truly.
So glad your itching is better.

Alabamamom said...

Praise the Lord for the answer to prayer about those bumps starting to heal.

It's such a blessing to see how the Lord brought you and Brian together. You are one, a team, able to complete each other as a whole. God has/is greatly using y'all in the lives of those around you. You are a true picture of what the Lord wants a couple to be like, Christ and His bride, the church.