Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I'm Sick, And It's 2:00 a.m.

I spent the day in bed, sick with a head cold and head ache and some other coughing/sneezing mess. I get quite frustrated with illness. Must have something to do with my 'superwoman' complex.

I slept all day long. The kids were encouraging and sympathetic. I crawled out of bed around 4:00 and got in the shower. Feeling a bit better, I went on to the evening's planned activity: our first Leadership Dinner for PCC. Over 100 people in various leadership roles gathered at the county's best restaurant for dinner and vision casting from our fearless leader. Each staff member had been invited to speak, briefly, about our respective ministries and responsibilities, as a way to inform the leadership as to what, exactly, it is that we do. I didn't have much to say, but I just wanted to look out over the leaders in the room and catch my breath. Our church has grown so rapidly, and with such velocity, that I don't think I appreciate the people around me as I should at times. All these individuals, commited and invested in our church with their time, their resources and their lives - it is such a tremendous inspiration!

I'm paying the price - I can't sleep - cough cough sniffle sniffle - but I think it was worth it.


Jayne said...

Ugh... such a horrible time of year to have the crud too. I had it week before last, so here.... the remainder of my DayQuil and some Posh Puffs for you my dear. :c)

Bill said...

Get well soon, deary! I described you and your church to our worship leader last evening. You are very special to us here in Newark. We too just had a big leadership gathering. Like you God has put together a special group of people to meet special needs of our community.