Friday, July 11, 2008

Vocal Rest... stinkin' hard!  It is times like these when I realize how much I want to talk and fill up silence with my talking, even with just Adam and I alone at home!  I talk to Lyric, I talk to him about Lyric, I talk about work, how I feel, what I want to do, what I wish I could do but can't since I'm sick...I have way too much to say.  Interesting that I am realizing this because I am left with these thoughts and can't say God trying to teach me something here? :)  (honey, don't answer that)

Why vocal rest?  I am supposed to sing this Sunday in church, and next Wednesday Adam and I leave for pre-teen camp to lead worship for 4 days.  This is one of my favorite things we do all summer--lead worship together.  I love it!  I love the connections we make with the kids, the band that we get to play with, the practices and services; all we do is sing or get ready to sing, and I get to do it all with my favorite person in the world.  There is something amazing about leading worship next to my husband...we fell in love singing in a band together, so it always brings back those memories, but it is truly amazing worshipping our God together.

Well, that ain't gonna happen with this coughing.  I still can't talk without coughing.  I actually feel better otherwise, except at night when I get a nasty headache, I'm assuming from all the coughing I have done all day.  So, Adam  ordered me to stop talking completely to see if that helps with both the coughing and my voice in general.  I figure after nursing me back to health for the last 2 weeks he has earned the right to tell me what to know, besides that whole submission thing.  :)  Anyways, vocal rest...not a bad idea, although now that I am left to my thoughts that I can't say and hearing how much I talk in my head, I can't help but wonder if his "order" is little bit selfish.  Ha!  He is, however, having to put up with my miming and I'm sure, eventual note writing.  

So if you have called me this week (and thank you to my precious friends who have called or commented to check on me!  You have encouraged me so much!) unfortunately you won't be hearing back from me for a few days.  But maybe, for you, that is a good thing.  :)

Side note:  For any concerned family members, I did go to the doc and am on some strong meds, so those should eventually help too!  My cough syrup helps me sleep like a baby.  Love it!


Jaysa said...

I am so glad I read this before I called. I am glad you are resting. You may need this. I know that during your silence God will allow you to learn, so let me know what you learn. I will tell you what God is teaching me. I will see you Sunday!! I love you sweet friend!

Mike & Suzi :) said...

Enjoy your rest!

Lindsay said...

Ohhh - I love a good cough syrup! So sorry you are dealing with all this! For the record, I love hearing you talk and all the incredibly intelligent and facinating things that you have to say. I bet Adam will be begging you to start talking soon! I love you!

M&M said...

I too was thinking about calling but am glad I emailed instead!

Isn't it true though that when we can't talk, we realize how much we talk normally?!

I will try to email back this week (we have had a really busy week!)

I do so hope you get back to perfect health soon. It is so miserable to not feel well! (and please let me know if there is anything I can do--email, of course, you don't have to call :) )

The Haffner's said...

I'm so sorry you are sick! You talking about leading worship makes me think back to last year when we met you guys! What a sweet time!

Matt and Sarah Pitts said...

I'm so sorry, friend!! If I were on vocal rest I would go CRAZY but I'm sure Matt wouldn't complain too much. :) Know that, as a fellow love-to-talker I sympathize with you!! I'll pray you are made well!


Kim and Eric said...

Loved seeing you this morning! Sad that you have been so sick, but hoping that you get so much better and soon! Love you, kim

Beau, Melissa, and Brynne said...

LAURA! It's Melissa (roberson) Schmidt! I can't believe I just came across your blog!! How are ya girl! I don't know how I got here - through Amanda (moore) Jones and then someone.. but I'm so glad I did! Glad to see you're still singing with that beautiful voice!! Miss ya!