Monday, March 30, 2009

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Some of you may remember Gomer Pyle, the simple-minded gas station attendant on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. back in the 1960’s. He was often awestruck by the simplest of things, resulting in the exclamation of his catchphrases, “Shazam!”, “Gaaw-aawl-ly” and “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!”

The later catch phrase is how I have felt over the past 25 years living with chronic illness. Most illnesses come at a person when they least expect it bringing many unwanted and unexpected surprises.

There are a few surprises that have pleasantly surprised my family and I. For years I had been a person who was always busy ‘doing’. I worked full-time outside the home, involved in various ministries, wife, mother, and homemaker. I took care of everyone but me, and it finally caught up with me over the years.

Today I am over at Laced with Grace. To continue to read this article please click here:

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Yes I know what you mean, about things catching up with us!!
Sometimes we need to just stop and smell the roses!
I will go read "Laced" I pray you are feeling great today.

Have a beautiful and blessed week :)

luvmy4sons said...

Yes. Surprised is an apt word. No one ever expects it nor desires it...Amen.

Debra said...

You, my sweet sister, are such a blessing! And I can so relate. After many years of being everything to everyone...surprise surprise surprise...it all caught up to me too!

I'm lovin ya today! Blessings to you!

His grace is sufficient. said...

Yes, Michele chronic illnesses hits us just like that. Surprise! Surprise! We love Andy Griffith at our house. I read your article at Laced with Grace. I have been diagnosed with MS for 6 yrs. Some days are good some not. God is still good every day and His grace is sufficient for each one.
I love the fact that when your family described you it was you and not your illness. Have a blessed day.

He And Me + 3 said...

I know what you mean. When I get hit with Thyroid cancer and am now on meds instead of my own thyroid...surprises happen alot...I wish the meds really worked. ugh.

Alicia said...

Hi Michelle, you're so right..it's so easy to take care of everyone else's needs and then neglect our own.

I hope you are having a blessed day, Michelle!! Thank you for stopping by my blog today!!

Denise said...

Such a great post.