Thursday, May 28, 2009

Week 11, Thursday, I can do ALL things.

Today started with an obstacle. I got up for prayer with hubby and my back was not being good. I hurt. intensly. Hubby prayed for me and I made my way back to the bed. He was going to put his back brace (from his work) on me, and I was too big for it. That was rather discouraging.
He carpools to work and he was needing to know FOR SURE whether or not I was still planning to go to SRD in Tulsa on Friday, so he could tell the carpool guy. He was thinking "Amy, there's no way you can go to Tulsa in the pain you are in right now." I said "Babe, I am going to do my best to go." And I went back to sleep.
I woke up hours later and my back wasn't spasing out. It was still sore, but when it has a muscle spasm, THAT is when I can't hardly move for a while. Anyway, I've been dealing with this soreness since Tuesday and I am so ready for it to be over. I didn't have another spasm today except that early morning one. I am determined. I am not going to let this get the best of me.
If I didn't have this thing this weekend, I would just go to bed for a few days and quit fighting it. But I didn't work this hard to give up. I didn't walk 30 miles just to say oh well. I didn't raise $500 just to send it all back. I AM going, back pain or not. I can endure it. I know I can, because I can do all things through Christ.
I don't know if I will get a post in tomorrow before we leave or not, but if you don't hear from me until Sunday or so, don't worry....I'm just enjoying Tulsa.
Thanks for reading!
~That TOPS lady


  1. We'll be praying for you. I know everyone would understand (especially those of us who know about back pain) if you just stayed in bed and rested. But I am so proud that you are determined to go. You've earned it and I will pray that you can go and not just endure it, but enjoy it!!! Blessings--Bonnie

  2. You take good care of yourself on the trip. Don't be afraid to rest if need be.
    Hopefully pain will subside and you will really be able to enjoy the trip.

    You've done a great thing, and you should be proud.

  3. Wow..I have to admire your determination, and your spirit..I know i'm behind on posts and trying to catch up..Hope you take care of yourself and don't be afraid to take small breaks if needed..