A Good Time To Have ~ THE FLU

I’ve been absent and was out of commission most of March. The 10th was the day that all in my family went down with the flu. Seems though, mine lasted the longest. The cold and coughing would just not stop long after the fever of a couple of weeks subsided. My reason that it was a good time to have the flu: This year, I’ve been reading through the Bible and getting back to my religion more this year. It was just too easy to let it slip by the wayside, and I actually didn’t even realize that I had done it. And, since I had the flu all during March, what kept entering my mind was that we were heading into Easter and what Christ had done for me and all. Anyway, during the fever of that flu, what kept me going because it was the worst flu that I’d experienced in years was I kept picturing our Lord and Saviour hanging on the cross and what he must have experienced in comparison to the pain that I was feeling. It seemed a great pain until the vision of him hanging on that cross entered my mind’s eye. I could see him hanging there for three days in excruciating pain, and was he whimpering or whining like a baby like I was? I think not. No, he was experiencing it all for me and all man kind. I know that my flu was in no way even close and maybe shouldn’t be compared, but honestly, it got me through the worst of the fever, the aches, the pain, etc. I talked to him and told him how thankful I was and how sorry that as a society we sometimes just don’t get it, and he had to go to such extremes to prove his love for us, but that I was thankful. Yes, I admit, I even cried a bit when the flu just wouldn’t let go and I thought I’d had enough, and then I felt shameful for being such a baby. But when I told him I just didn’t think I could keep having the fever and no rest and that I was so tired to the point of tears, I prayed a prayer for myself. He put in my mind to try some things that didn’t need to be over the counter medicines because I felt too miserable to even try to go to a pharmacy, and I didn’t really want to call the doctor because usually, these days, they really don’t give anything for fever and colds. So, I took my tablet and looked up home remedies. One that helped me, I think, was the hot milk, turmeric, and honey and drink it. It felt great on my raw throat from the cough, and since I hadn’t eaten a thing for or almost two weeks, it felt good to be able to keep it down. Anyway, I’m on the back side of that after being sick from March 10th until the end of March. And I give the praise for Jesus Christ who died on the cross for us. I’m sharing one craft that I finished the week before I got sick. (My son and his family were coming from California for a visit starting the end of February so that my son could help the hubby do some things around our house that he just can’t get done since he’s been sick (he has emphysema). So as with how Murphy’s law can happen, we all ended up sick most of the month of March. He will be heading back to CA next week and nothing got accomplished.) They had asked if I’d make a backpack for the 2  1/2 y.o. grand-daughter, and I did get it done. I plan to make more that will be available on my selling site now that I’m feeling much better. Back Pack without name Back Pack with my name for example I put her name on it, but for example purposes, I’m using my name. DSC_0250 On hers they wanted Praise Jesus, but the straps could say anything wanted or nothing at all. It is Toddler size and I found the pattern for free at this wonderful lady’s site if anyone would want to make their own. Here’s the link http://indietutes.blogspot.ca/2009/10/toddler-backpack-pattern.html plus she has other great patterns at her Etsy shop and on Pinterest. I’d love to have to check out my shop anytime at Peabea’s Handmade ‘n Fun Finds For Sale. I’ll have some backpacks online soon, but if anyone is interested in ordering and want a special name or anything, just let me know. Thanks… Thanks for visiting, and as always would love you to just say hi so I know you came by, and I can come visit you. Peabea Hope everyone had a blessed Resurrection Day. He is Risen! 🙂

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