Well, I guess that’s what He was saying.

As I find myself in my bed tonight recovering from an emergency appendectomy on Monday, I have decided that God wanted me to STOP. Stop cleaning, stop doing laundry, stop mowing, stop driving, and the list goes on and on…..

Sunday afternoon I began experiencing severe stomach pain which led to excruciating pain by 4 in the morning. At one point I was on the floor in the bathroom trying not to get sick and hearing the loudest ringing and rushing wind sound in my head. My whole body became very hot and prickly, and I thought, “This is how I am going to die.” I really thought my appendix had ruptured at this point and poison was spreading through my body. I was able to hold onto doors and furniture and fight the loud sounds in my head long enough to make it back out to the living room where I went down on the couch and was finally able to say my husband’s name loud enough for him to hear me. He came out and immediately knew something was very wrong. He wanted to call an ambulance, but I wouldn’t let him. He called my friend, Brenda, and she drove me to the emergency room. From there, I was taken to surgery and am now back home!

Thank the Lord for wonderful nurses and an amazing surgeon!

I will share our latest news on Nick soon-I had to miss his appointment in Cincinnati today because I was in the hospital. Oh, I cried so much Sunday night and Monday morning, fighting the reality that I was going to be laid up.

I don’t know why this has happened right now, but I do know that God wants me to once again find the bright side.

For now, the bright side is that I am home and I have permission to just cuddle with my kids.

I love you all and I will share Nick’s next phase in this journey a little later. We are getting ready to watch a movie.

Thanks for praying and loving us through this time of testing.