Monday, May 11, 2009

Living in Pain

This toothache is kicking my a**.  I have an appointment at tooth-hurty tomorrow afternoon.  The dentist wouldn't give me an earlier appointment due to the fact that I need to be taking antibiotics for several days prior to my appointment.  The pain is inconsistent (thank God!) ranging from excruciating to dull aching.  Last night it was excruciating for a while.  I don't take antibiotics well either.  I avoid them like the plague.  But I would do pretty much anything right now to get rid of this pain.  

My kids took me out for lunch yesterday which was very very nice.  As we talked and laughed and waited a half hour for our appetizer, an hour for our entrees, and another half hour for dessert, I had plenty of time to look at the tables behind us.  I saw 2 different women, at two different times, the both came in alone and looking miserable.  They both sat at a table, reading a book while they quickly ate their meal and went back home.  It made me sad and grateful at the same time.  I am so grateful that I can be with my kids and we all enjoy ourselves and laugh and joke and have fun.  

Last night I had a nightmare about being at home in bed with a toothache when I needed to be at work for a meeting.  I think I will get to work and put in the best day I can.  Tonight is my final exam in Biblical School - so I have some studying to do today.  

And here is my memorization verse for the test that I will share with you:
"Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."  - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

9 comments:

Trailboss said...

Those toothaches will knock even the strongest person on their a**, for sure. Take care.

Ed G. said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers...

Thank you for the example that you are...

Pam said...

Love the Bible verses.
Hate your toothache.
Love the roses.
I hope you feel better darlin' american beauty rose

Scott W said...

There is such sadness in the human condition sometimes. We can rejoice in family, friends and fellowship.

We never have to be alone again.

dAAve said...

Hi Mary.

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Steve E. said...

Dear Mary Christine,

Tomorow at tooth-hurty I shall think of you, and pray that you get an RC. NOT a Royal Crown Cola! Then along about Free-Firty I'll pray again and thank God that all is going well. Hope you are as confident as I, my friend!
S

Mike Golch said...

tooth aches suck,and if you have other medical problems like I do dentists suck big time.

Syd said...

Ouch is all that I can say.