Faithful Friday – Take It Easy

I’m not very good at taking it easy.  Type “A” personalities like me don’t comprehend the meaning of those words. When the doctor told me to take it easy for the next two weeks, I had no idea how slowly the weeks would pass.

And I’m looking so forward to February 5th.  That’s the day these pesky kidney stones will be crushed and the stint will be removed.  Never would have thought I would actually look forward to a medical procedure.

I always have several posts waiting in the wings and I’ve been relying heavily on some of my favorites that had yet to be published.  And then there are those few posts that will probably never see the light of day.

I’ve had ample time to catch up with my reading and I’ve made a list of recipes I want to try.  And I’ve spent a great deal of time with me, myself and I and a lot of time in prayer.

So, I’m now wondering how anyone could get addicted to oxycodone because I hate the way it makes me feel and I only take it when the pain is unbearable.

I’ve lost my taste for coffee (?) and I really want it back, even though my husband says that decaf coffee is not real coffee.  It is to me.

And I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my word for 2014, love.

  • I don’t love being out of the loop at church.
  • I don’t love having my husband wait on me.  His cooking is actually pretty good (as I coach him from the sofa).  And he’s learned how to make my favorite unsweetened decaf iced tea.
  • I don’t love my youngest daughter doing all the cleaning and laundry and some of the cooking.  She’s a budding chef, let me tell ya.  She even offered to cancel her date this past Saturday night and stay home with me because my husband was out of town.  No, thanks.  I sorta like being alone sometimes.
  • I don’t love letting go and delegating.  And did I mention how ready for spring I am?  I’m not an after Christmas winter person at all.

It sounds a little like I’m complaining, doesn’t it?  Not really.  I just don’t like being dependent on others.  As a matter of fact, I had a good cry the other day when I realized I still had over a week to go before the stones were rolled away.  I’m blaming it on the meds.  That’s my story . . .

But through it all, my family, my church family and my on line family has been wonderful and God has been faithful!  I’m so glad He never leaves me or forsakes me.  And I know that when I give Him my mess, He takes it and fixes it and makes everything better.  And I know that He is on my side.  If God be for me, who can be against me?


On this faithful Friday, I’m dreaming of white sandy beaches  and long summer days.  And I’m thanking God because of His faithfulness and His love that never fails!

Now someone bring me a glass of iced tea!  Maybe I’m getting used to be waited on after all.  🙂

What are you thankful for on this faithful Friday?  And why is that song, Take it Easy by the Eagles running through my mind?

About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. I’m so thankful for my family and for God never giving up on me. As I was reading your post, I was reminded that even though you are somewhat dependent on your family for help, you are always dependent on God for everything. I forget that a lot of times because, like you, I’m independent and like to do things on my own. Like you said, God is our refuge and our strength. Praying for you during this time!!

  2. You better learn this ‘take it easy’ soon, Alli! Usually God keeps us in a class for as long as we need to learn a lesson ;). Praying you can be out and about (without pain) very soon. For the after Christmas winter part I have to wait a bit longer. Actually the snow is usually not gone here even on Easter (Sigh.).

  3. Wow – you are really out of sorts 🙁 Hope you feel better soon & can enjoy the rest of the time off. Today, I’m thankful for life & everyone in it!! Take care! ~ Renee

  4. I’m smiling as I know you (and I) have a song for everything. I just knew this post would be about the song! 😉 I’m very thankful for my church, kids, family, Mary Kay & all the women I get to meet & bless because of it! Love & miss you at church too!!

  5. Yep it’s a tough thing to just sit back when there are things that need to be done! I am doing that now myself too. Pain is NOT fun. Stops about everything.

  6. You know that you would do the same for any member of your family if the need arose. It’s great that you are blessed with such a loving and caring family. Hope this ordeal is over soon so you can get back to normal. I know being in pain all the time gets old really fast!

  7. When I start thinking about all I’m thankful for, I get a bit overwhelmed. In a wonderful way! There’s just so much. I’m glad you’ve got a week down, and I’m glad you’re having to rely on other people. I don’t like it, either…I think that’s why we sometimes have to go through it. God likes to show us that we can’t do it all, ya know?

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