Back in Place (by Carley Evans)

Took some time off here at the end of the month to spend with my daughter before she moves. Instead of a short vacation, I got sick. Nothing serious, just a bad upper respiratory infection. Still, after 6 days of sneezing, coughing, nose blowing and super headaches, I forgot what working feels like.

It’s odd when this happens — a subtle loss of a part of self.

You become a sick person, almost purposeless except for needing to get up, go to the bathroom, shower, eat, sleep, watch vapid movies or news of a hurricane, read, write notes, and somehow get to the grocery store or pharmacy for essentials. But, working a 10 hr. day disappears — albeit briefly. That role is subjugated to the role of the temporary invalid.

Going back is like waking up to sunshine after a stent of cloudy days. What a joy to be in the company of fellow workers! What a relief to be back in place!

Father God, thanks for my health. Thanks for my career! Your blessings are many, and are always the best. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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3 thoughts on “Back in Place (by Carley Evans)

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks so much, Today’s Poetry. God bless.

  2. mtsweat says:

    Hoping you’re feeling better, considering I’m a week out Carley.

  3. lambskinny says:

    I am feeling much better; been back to work for awhile now. Daughter is in NYC trying to track down a job. Please keep us in your prayers. Thanks, Michael. Trust you are doing well yourself. Nice to have you “back”!!

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