Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Despite the fact that I have unfortunately been given the lot of a lifelong, chronic headache sufferer, I'm feeling refreshed today.

Perhaps it's because I had a girls' day out with a good friend on Saturday. We took the entire day to ourselves for a drive through the winding country roads, visiting quilt shops, a cozy cafe, and a bulk food store where I purchased some dried lavender buds among other things. Jen and I were able to talk about crafting, homeschooling and theology. Good conversations! Today I took about a half cup of those buds, and added them to a sock full of rice. I threw the entire thing into the microwave for a minute, laid it over my forehead and eyes, and went to sleep. I woke feeling better than I have in quite some time.

Perhaps it's because not only did we attend Sunday school and worship on Sunday, but a much needed evening study as well. It's good to be about the Lord's things on His day.

Perhaps it's because my dear husband reminds me to rest when I'm not feeling well.

Perhaps it's because Autumn made a quick supper of tuna fish sandwiches and pickled beets for us to enjoy together as a family before we head out for a busy evening of bicycle rides and orchestra practice.

Whatever the reasons, I'm thankful for this day.


Kelli said...

I enjoyed hearing about your blessings, Tracy! I'm glad you have been feeling better, too.

Momala said...

I have chronic headaches too. I'm going to have to try the lavender and rice thing!

I'm glad you're feeling better!


Jennifer said...

So glad to hear that you are having a refreshing day! We all needs days like that.

I'm finally getting back into the swing of things after some craziness these past few weeks. I hope you and your family are doing well. I look forward to catching up on your blog over the next few days.

Have a blessed evening!

Mrs. Rabe said...

I am so sorry about your headaches. Glad that you found some relief.

Praising God with you for your sweet daughter who is able to come along side her mama and step in to make dinner!

Penless Thoughts said...

You have a wonderful family.

Daughter of the King said...

oh Tracy I am sorry you suffer with headaches..are they migraines, do they affect your vision. I will keep you in prayer...I am glad that you have had some relief.....

Short Stop said...

I loved this post. It just shows your sweet and tender spirit.

I'm so sorry about your headaches. I didn't know that about you. Even in their midst, I'm thankful that God gave you such wonderful things to refresh your spirit.

Karen said...

I've heard about those rice bags, and plan to make one for Ashley (also a migraine sufferer). Thanks for the tip about the lavendar. I'll add that to hers.
Glad you're feeling better, and yes, being in the Lord's house for all three services on Sunday was a blessed refresher for me as well.
Have a wonderful week.

Jodi said...

What a tender post. It really is about the little moments woven together to provide the sweetness of life, and God, family, and friends are at the very heart of those moments. I'm so glad you're feeling renewed; my sister suffers from migraines, so I have seen up close how wearing and frustrating they can be. Praying you have another good day today!