Monday, February 9, 2009

Finally Got Me!

I have done amazingly well not contacting any winter illnesses this season. Usually in early fall my sinuses act up really bad. I am very happy it didn't happen this time. We took our annual trip to Vegas the first week in November. My Mother was ill the whole time we were there as the result of her taking her yearly flu shot days before we left. I thought I was destined to get sick by being with her all week. It never fails that after being on a plane, I get a cold but neither incident caused me any trouble. During this past Thanksgiving at least 3 people that arrived for dinner had colds and I dodged the flu bullet again. While preparing for Christmas 2008 to be at my house, everyone called me at least once a week and DEMANDED that I stay healthy so our Christmas festivities would be accomplished. Christmas Day arrived and I was on top of my game, cheerful and energetic. As I greeted guests that showed up for the opening of gifts and dinner, every other person that came into my home had a cough or cold, including my Mom who hadn't gotten over her flu symptoms since Vegas. She was on her third round of antibiotics from her doctor. After a lengthy time of opening gifts with 25 persons in attendance, my kitchen crew and I put dinner on the table. Someone was missing from our circle of prayer. It was Kevin. It was his turn to say grace. I went to one of the bedrooms to look for him and he was shivering in a chair under a blanket. It turned out that he was in the begining stages of the flu with a 102 degree temperature. Kraig also had a cold, Kraig's baby son had a temperature and was throwing up, and Mama is still coughing. After Kraig and his family goes back home to Houston, my husband comes down with the same virus the baby had, but it's coming out the other end. STILL, with all of that, no problems for me.

I was concerned about my Mother because she again went to the doctor for the same cold since November and it is now January. She had a chest xray and more medicine to take. Still I had no symptoms of a cold. Now, we are days before getting on a plane to go to the inauguration. I am praying "please Lord, don't allow me to get sick" I didn't want such an exciting time to be tainted in any way. The Lord granted my request. I had a wonderful time, a great flight there and back.

BUT, ten days after we deplaned our fight back home here in Texas, It Finally Got Me. A sore throat, coughing, hot and cold flashes, body aches, upset stomach, no voice, speaking at a whisper, and a lot of drainage.

Although, there is no reason to feel joyous over how bad I am feeling at this moment, I am grateful that God was merciful and granted me the gift of sustained health. He allowed me to remain healthy so that I could fulfill the duties that were set before me, and my desire to take an unhibited trip to Washington, New Jersey and Philadelphia without any obstacles of feeling bad.

Thank you God! Please say a little prayer for me that I don't linger to long with this cold. I have no doubt that I am in his keeping care and healing hands. Until I'm feeling better, stay healthy, and I'll blog at you soon.

On my way back to Bed. Love you all.


Pastor W.L. Pullam said...

Well my dear, I am an eyewitness that, yes "it finally got you". Really hate to see you going through this but I,like you, rejoice in the fact that the Lord was kind and allowed you to enjoy all of those special times without getting stuck with one of the bugs that got just about all of the rest of us. It was a totally amazing blessing for you to make it through two lenghty roundtrip air trips and not get stuck with a cold, sore throat, ear ache, etc. I believe that this was first as far as I can recollect.
Well,I pray that you will be fully recovered real soon and I plan to do all that I can to nurse you back to health but I can't get too close because the last thing I want is to go down this street again myself.. L O L!!!!

Pastor Andre' A. McGhee said...

You took care of everyone else, now it's your turn. I pray you are feeling better soon. It's hard to keep God's servant down long. Take care!

Anonymous said...

Mom....I will pray and I will put the Castor Oil in the mail

Hope you get to felling better real soon....

Tony R.

Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Mother, I echo both Andre and Tony's words. We need you around for a long time, so please take care of yourself. And I want you healthy when I get there in April. You got to show your son around Corpus Christi. Love ya


Clinton Smith said...

Covering with believing prayer. God is a healer!


Mother Vietta,

It sounds like you were without flu symptoms during times significance, not that this time is significant but it now may be the time that you receive the treatment that you gave to others.

Get well soon, speedy recovery.

GOD Bless~~~

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