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 do...you 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!