A lesson in resting

I’m doing well after my surgery last week. The pain is subsiding and I’m feeling pretty good. I do tend to get tired easy, but I think that’s a combination of my body still recovering and I keep waking up in the middle of the night with coughing fits from my allergies. I started taking my allergy medicine again, but it’s taking a while to help me. And when I cough, I need to put a pillow against my stomach so I don’t pull anything. When you are woken up from a sound nights sleep, coughing and trying to find a pillow you tend to not sleep well. 😉

But honestly the hardest part of all of this is allowing my family to do the work around the house that I normally do. Yes, I have taught my children how to run a house, and they do just fine. They know their way around a kitchen, and they know how to do laundry and clean the house. I made sure they know how to do that, but there are still a lot of things that I do. Mainly I do them because I like them done the way I do it. It’s not that my husband or children do it ‘wrong’, they just don’t do it the way I would have done it, and that drives me a bit crazy at times.

The first day or two I didn’t see what they were doing, they just got things done. Now that I’m moving around more, but still not able to do much work, I see how they accomplish things. I’m trying very hard not to be cranky about it, but honestly its hard not to be sometimes. 😉 It really has become a lesson in resting and allowing others to do things for me.

Though I want to push myself, and get myself up and moving, I know I need to rest more. I did drive today to my friends house to see some puppies her dog just had. It was a two minute drive, and we only stayed about 10 minutes. But by the time I got home, my side was a little tender. That’s when I realized that though walking and moving around is good for me, I still shouldn’t do anything to strenuous yet. That means I need to make sure that I continue to let my family take care of the normal household things that I do.

I am blessed that they know and do so much. I’m blessed that they don’t complain when they help me, and that they are always there for me. Now I just need to learn to allow them to do things their way and not expect them to do them mine. 😉

Share this post

5 thoughts on “A lesson in resting”

  1. You are doing great. And yes its hard to just let the family do it, especially if its different from what you would do, but the rest is more important. If not you could put yourself back a bit on recovery then you would have to watch them do it their way a little longer, haha Sorry just had to say that. You just rest and enjoy some rest. I’m proud of you. And I love you. And of course your beautiful family. Hugs and kisses to everyone. Love

  2. It is so good that you have taught your children how to keep house and cook and everything and this is giving them practical experience so don’t deprive them of that just sit back and relax and enjoy it… God bless you and I am glad you are feeling so much better. Love, Auntie Ella

  3. I can guess how it feels to let your family do for you when you are used to doing it your own way. I haven’t had to do it–but they have done well when I’ve had to be gone.

    Hope you get to feeling completely better soon.

  4. Oh, I didn’t even know this was going on! I’m so glad that the surgery went well and that you’re recuperating.

    I know it can be hard to let go, but you can do it! Just let your family do things their way and enjoy their love. You are so blessed with such a good family, and even if they fold all the undies inside out and put sugar in the fried eggs, it will all be OK in the long run. And I’m sure they don’t do such crazy things! LOL

    May the Lord give you all the patience you need, and a few good books to keep your mind off things you shouldn’t be fretting about.


Comments are closed.

Other posts you may enjoy!

Disclosure: This website contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something.

This adds no cost to you. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details.

You will be like a Watered Garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. ~ Isaiah 58:11
Copyright © 2009 - 2023 Watered Garden Creations. All Rights Reserved

Scroll to Top