Friday, April 1, 2016

in sickness and sunshine

I have been seriously sick with what I am confident was the black plague. My Easter was not spent wearing a cute little sundress, immaculately decorating eggs with so much detail they could easily be swapped with those on Pinterest. I didn't eat the Hungarian Dobos Torte that my aunt made and posted all over Facebook so I could look at it while I was sitting by the toilet. I was a heathen and didn't go to church. However, that might have been for the better because our church had a bunch of baptisms and I cry uncontrollably at baptisms.  

the dobos torte

Instead I've been consuming cough drops and adivil, every vitamin under the sun, and so much water that I pee every hour. It's exhausting peeing this much. 

But, on a less tmi topic, the yellow thing in the sky came out?!?! 
'what?' you gasp!
It took us Washingtonians a moment to remember what it was's been a while. However, I quickly remembered and grabbed my tank-top and sunglasses before heading to my favorite local smoothie shop with the windows down. It may or may not have been 59 degrees. I explained I had been sick and needed something with lots of good vitamins pronto, and the lady gave me a cucumber grapefruit smoothie. Sound weird, but it was so yummy and lite. 

Now you want to try a cucumber and grapefruit smoothie. Your welcome.

Spending the past days (almost week) suffering with the black plague, I've contemplated life. 
You know. 
Laying in bed at 4:17am wondering why you never appreciated being able to breathe through your nostrils.  
Getting in a nice hot bath with a fever and then getting the chills. 
Asking what you did to deserve this near death experience.
 (okay, maybe it was just the flu but that is beside the point...)  

Over and over the past week, the phrase 
it was my sin that held Him there 
has been running, running, running through my head.

The miracle, the good news, the reason for my hope and life, was accomplished. 
                              His dying breath has brought me life. 
I live in the new life I have been given
                              I know that it is finished. 

Friends, let's choose to live together in the confidence knowing that it is finished. 
The work has been done.
Our ransom has been paid. 
There is nothing we can do be loved more then we are right now.

In sickness and sunshine, it is finished. 

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  1. I'm so sorry that you've been so sick! That sounds absolutely horrible. Ugh. I hope that you're feeling better!! But I am so happy that It Is Finished!!!

    1. Thanks Grace! I'm feeling pretty good for the most part, just tried and a runny nose. And me too!

  2. Yes, it is finished. And this line: "There is nothing we can do be loved more then we are right now." Wow, yes. Preach it, girl! People need to know it and believe it...

    I hope you're feeling better soon, Elissa. I've had a cold these past couple of days too, and it's definitely no fun.

    1. We do need to know it and believe it! And thanks:) I hope you feel better also!

  3. Ahh so sorry to hear u had a cold. Not fun i know. Hope u feel better. Love that quote. It is finished indeed. Praise God for his death and his life ๐Ÿ˜Š


    1. Thanks Joanny๐Ÿ™‚ And yes! So thankful!

  4. Aw man, hope you're feeling better! Know what you mean about the sun, it's been hiding from us too. Love the post!

    1. Feeling pretty good now that I am fever-less ๐Ÿ™‚ And thanks!


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