28 January 2011
Getting thru by grace
A cold had to find me since 3 days ago, though I've kept it well at bay for the last icy seasons.
It's very discouraging, especially at such times. When I'm not feeling anywhere near best, when the climate is cold, when my apetite is not coming back ( a not eating Singaporean is an angry Singaporean ) when a nagging backache gets worse with days, when my doctor's assistant nags that I should look around for experienced mothers' help, while she doesn't understand how hard some walls stand to break. I should be already shaking legs at Singapore during this period of time, joining my family to welcome the Chinese New Year, probably having a bad throat and indigestion due to over-consumption of sinful goodies, instead of cooping up here hoping that the next cough is not adding to the existing queasiness.
I miss pa, everyone else at home, my friends, and everything Singapore. It's bitter sweet reading how everybody is preparing for the New Year celebration back there.
But the agony eased up when I awoke this morning, surprisingly whole lot more relieved from the cold after just a dose of meds. I'm sort of astonished. For the previous colds, I've never ever got by any without suffering more than 2 weeks, or a month in winter.
God is good. When things get unexplainably good when it's supposedly bad, I can't help but ascribe it to His goodness. His compassion never fails. It's the bitterness this time I percieve what sweetness is.
I think I will get through. By His grace I'm sure, there's more sweetness to discover ahead in life.