Total exhaustion has been cruising around my body for a few days now, that by Friday when I went home and for all of you that know me this might sound so unlike me, I did not even have the energy to talk. All I wanted was to lie down on our Family room couch with my pillow and do nothing, at present the water tablets I am taking are not helping with the water I am retaining even my face seems to be fuller then normal. When Fred walked in he took one look and said no cooking cleaning or even blogging, and no date night for you, you are now sentenced to that couch. I was fine with that, so we went to get pizza and a DVD which would not play on our machine or on the play station much to the children’s disappointment. We all went to bed rather early which I was very thankful for just lay in Fred’s arms normally he is a sleep way before me but not on Friday, I can’t handle feeling this way!
But to back up slightly our ladies group has started a new book we have finished “woman of freedom” and now we are using a Beth Moore series called “living Beyond yourself” we had the introduction and it was fantastic, we had a good laugh because we as a church do lots of trans local work, going into more 3rd world countries then where we live, and I go with my hairdryer and rollers, so we just all burst out laughing when we heard that Beth does the same, I am also a hands talker so I just love her energy and zeal for the things of God! I cant wait to start getting into the word with this work book, of which it will take about 45 min of homework every night for 5 days and then the next DVD, so I am believing that I will come out changed and more zealous then before, I know that God has a divine appointment with me for this season.
So Saturday was a big day for South Africa as we where all getting ready to bring the world cup home…whoooowho Go Bokke!!! We love our boys in the green and gold! We took Jenni down
Sunday was a good day in the house to copy a phrase from my friend Deanna, Jakes preached on finishing strong, it was good and our son responded when there was a call for anyone needing ministry, he went straight to his dad and asked him to pray for him and he repented about his bad attitude, we have been battling for a while now with him and just the negativity that surrounds him, so we where just so thankful, we love the fact that he seeks his dad out for prayer and not anyone else, after church we had a 40th birthday party which was just wonderful, some one asked Mark why he asked his dad for prayer and not one of the pastors his reply brought tears to Fred’s eyes (not one given to tears if I might add) my dad is my hero and role model! Too precious for words! I am still tired beyond belief and that was just the weekend.
Monday was a long draining day I did not get much done as I was still so very tired! When beloved Fred got home last night, I cant believe how much I stress when he is on the road the reality for us living in South Africa is our crime and I could not get him on his mobile and I stared to stress knowing he was on a more rural area then normal, so was very thankful when he walked through the door last night. Then we where off to “Virgin Active” yes Dolla’s he has signed us up for gym… as you have read I am not one for gym etc quite scared actually, however I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.. We do all the application etc and then first Fred does all the answering of his medical background and bobs your uncle he is accepted…. Now it’s my chance and can you believe it …. You are going to get hysterical now…. Access denied…. In big red letters… I thought Lord are you trying to give me a sign that I cant go and gym have you granted me the prayer request don’t let me be exasperated! … I have to get medical clearance before I can be accepted. My blood pressure was sky high and that is why I have been feeling so exhausted… so off to my lovely Dr Hannes Naude I just love the way he makes you feel so at ease and makes you understand in common language what is going on in your body. I know that exercise will help to keep my blood pressure down as well as help me lose the weight I am needing to lose, but I am fearful that I will faint or something on that machine! I know it sounds silly but I am really battling, please keep me in your prayers!