Our family has been anticipating this week for months. We have an incredibly full ministry schedule with 7 events in 6 days (Tuesday through Sunday)! We knew it would be exhausting, but we have also been looking forward to spending the week just the four of us in our hotel room. We planned to do lots of swimming, hot tubbing, playing games, watching movies, and just enjoying some relaxing family time.
By Sunday evening, my voice was exhausted and I had lost my upper vocal range. Of course, considering my past vocal chord injury (you can hear me share about this here - click on "Sarah's Testimony) this was concerning to Josh and I. So I committed to resting my voice as much as possible over the next couple of days and we started praying diligently for healing and strengthening of my voice.
We decided to head to Eastern Washington a day early, on Monday, because there was supposed to be snow in the pass on Tuesday!
Tuesday morning I woke up still hoarse and with a stomach virus (or maybe food poisoning?)! I spent the day in bed in our hotel room with intense stomach pain. Needless to say, I did not sing or even attend our Tuesday evening concert. I was disappointed to not be able to serve with Josh. However, we have been to this church a few times and we knew they would be gracious and understanding about Josh coming without me.
My voice has continued to improve this week although it still is not back to normal. With that in mind, I've been resting it as much as possible, limiting my talking (not an easy task for me :) ) and completely avoiding singing. We decided I needed at least one more day of rest from singing, so once again I did not attend our concert tonight! I am trying not to be sad at missing out. I know that I can trust God with my voice, but I must also be responsible and wise in caring for it!
I am praying that God will allow me to be back "at it" tomorrow, but I'm also resting in His sovereignty! I know I can trust Him! :)
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Five Children and It
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Middle School: The Inside Story
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