Monday, August 24, 2015

Seeking to be thankful in unexpected illness

We left Saturday,
by Monday night we were in Ottawa.
Tuesday night we were at my Ottawa parish
for the Feast of Transfiguration,
vesperal liturgy.
By early hours Wednesday morning 
I fell quite ill, husband falling ill just hours later.
Our plans for Wed-Friday were totally derailed;
visits to dear friends, seeing my godson, 
going to the Greek monastery in Quebec,
walking around old Montreal,
none of it happened.
We made it to most of my friend's wedding in Montreal on
Saturday later afternoon.
That was huge, to be there...
we really did not know if we would make it at all,
we saw a doctor that day and everything... 
We were too sick to go to the reception.
It was very disappointing!
But that we actual got to be at the wedding was wonderful.
We drove back home yesterday,
miraculously having the strength to drive the 6 hours plus
a 3 hour wait at the Canadian/US boarder.
We are so glad to be home.
Still tired but hoping that we are indeed past the 4 days of
gastrointestinal distress.
A simple meal of chicken noodle soup
at Friendly's on the way home
gave us the strength,
and many people's prayers, to make it home.

I was never so glad to see this meal
of dry toast and chicken noodle soup!
We are hoping to be fully well soon
and we are so so glad to be home!
I may not blog as regularly this week 
as I have a lot to catch up on 
and of course resting from
being ill.
I am so thankful that we normally are not 
in this distressed state and that we 
have a peaceful home to be in...


Amy said...

Sorry to hear that you were sick on a trip. It's no fun to be away from home at a time like that. I'm that glad that you made it home safely and hope you make a full recovery this week!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

I am so sorry, dear friend. May God grant you both a speedy return to full health.

Lisa said...

Oh dear, how exhausting. Rest now.

Matushka Anna said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. How exhausting and disappointing! I'm so glad you were able to attend the wedding at the least, and make it back home safely! ((Hugs)) (from a distance, haha.)

E Helena E said...

Love you!!!

Apseed I said...

Oh, my dear Elizabeth! I'm so sorry. Sending you well wishes for your quick recovery.

karen said...

oh my! I hope you are well on the road to recovery and how disappointing to be so ill for a wonderful celebration!!

October Rose said...

Ugh, how awful! Glad to hear that you are home and doing better. :(