Two people are better than one… If one falls down, the other can help him up. But, it is bad for the person who is alone and falls, because no one is there to help. ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Amen to that!!

How much comfort we find in the idea of having someone there to pick us up and help get us back on our feet again! And I think, a lot of times, that’s exactly what us single women feel like we’re missing out on most. Having to deal with the good, the bad and the “ookey” (just for you, Dianne!) all on our own.

Last night, I had a case in point. Having been fighting off some sort of illness – be it cold or semi-flu of some kind – I went to bed relatively early. Well, about 2:00 am, I got up to go to the bathroom and blow my nose (again!) and noticed I was rather warm, so decided maybe I should take some Motrin to just bring my fever down a bit. Thought: “It couldn’t hurt.” So, headed off to get my purse in the living room, in the dark. Once I got to the Motrin, I realized I was so hot and weak, I had to sit down to try to open the bottle. Fumbled with it in the dark and wasn’t able to open it, so dragged myself over to the stove light. Finally, I managed to open the bottle and dump a couple little pills into my hand… slowly turned around to the sink to get some water and honestly only had enough energy just to cup my hands under the faucet just praying water would come out! Didn’t have it in me to actually turn it on! So, gave it up and headed back around the counter… to then pass out in the middle of the room! Scary? Yeah, you could say that. Even for a veteran passer-outer like myself… as I had never passed out alone before!! However, thankfully, I didn’t get hurt and just forced myself back up to get some water for the pills that were still in my mouth, waiting to be washed down. Got the water successfully this time, dragged myself back toward my bedroom, got to the doorway, and again passed out! Well, now having been there, done that, I wasn’t so much scared this time, but rather irritated that I just couldn’t ‘get there from here’! Sat up thinking “I bet I’ll be sore from that tomorrow!” and finally was able to drag myself back to bed… where I actually felt much better and ‘secure’. (Of course, I didn’t sleep all that well, feeling that I should probably check in on myself every so often, just in case!)
But, what a night!! Now, you must know, that I am not one who wants to be coddled when sick. I’d rather be left to myself until better and back to normal. But, last night, I must say I had truly been wishing I had someone here with me to check on me and at least make sure I made it to morning!! But, in my ‘single-mindedness’ (that is, frustrated with being single) I forget, that I do have Someone Who watches over me. Day in and day out. In sickness and in health.

Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10

And for that, I am thankful.

(And just so mom can sleep better tonight, I have felt much better all day today! Put in a full day’s work and feel fine. I’ll just know to take my medicine much earlier next time, or at least keep it by my bed!!) 🙂

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  1. You know what…THAT is a scary story…passing out with no one around! What is it that makes you pass out like that??? (I mean, from reading your post, it sounds like it’s happened before.) Have you posted something about it in the past that I need to read??? The older I get, the more I think about things like that, so I totally GET what you are saying. I had a stomach virus a couple of months ago that totally, TOTALLY messed me up for about 4 days and it had been literally forever since I’d been THAT incapacitated! It would have been nice to have someone checkin’ in on me then too!

    And I LOVE the verses you used… Great choices!

    And thanks for using ‘ookey’ just for me! I noticed! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the last paragraph…as I am sitting here reading with eyes getting bigger and bigger!! I’m so sorry you went through that, but glad you’re doing better. If you feel like you’re having a relapse, please call me. I’ll come spend the night on your sofa. I love you.

  3. Glad you are feeling better!!! This little story scares me and makes me worry about you!!! See ya soon. Michelle

  4. Thank you all for your concern. I feel MUCH better now! It was just for that short period of time – about 20 minutes total? So, not sure why… to answer Dianne, I have been known to pass out in the past, but there’s usually a needle or at least a ‘white coat’ around! I HATE doctors!! But, I’m promised everyone, including my pastor, that I would see a doctor if it happened again. And I wouldn’t lie to a pastor! 🙂 Hopefully, it was a once in a lifetime thing. As I am much too young for MedicAlert! (I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! – Might as well get me a Clapper while we’re at it!) 🙂

  5. MedicAlert and a Clapper…you are hilarious!

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