Sunday, January 08, 2006

The Lord's Day!

I woke up with a headache this morning so I sent hubby and daughter off to Sunday School and I joined them later for Church. It is hard to find a place to park if you just come for late service, I did not know that because we are usually in Bible Class. If I ever doubt that the people at Northside love me, I shouldn't . From the time I walked through the door, people were hugging me and asking how I was feeling. I must have repeated the same information 50X but it was sweet that so many people wanted to know what was going one with me. One Elder that I am particularly close to, grabbed me, kissed me and started lifting up my hair to see my scar.

Alot of people did not understand that the implant does not work immediately and that it would be several weeks (possibly) before I can really start hearing things. While it did my heart and my spirits good to be at church, my body was not crazy about the idea. I know that I am still weak physically from the surgery so that is definitely playing a part. It is frightening to be in a crowd when you can't hear. People would walk up and touch me and I would jump. I was constantly looking around me because I felt vulnerable. I finally asked my husband to take me into the auditorium (to our seat) just so I could calm down a little.

I was surprised at how little I could understand of the service. I am sure some was due to being tired but other parts were undoubtably due to having no hearing on my left side. I could barely hear the sopranos and alto's singing although my husband said they were very loud today. I was having a hard time with the preacher and usually can hear him pretty well. After service was pretty much a repeat of before service with lots of people asking lots of questions. Usually we eat out after Church but today I just wanted to go home, so hubby and little K went and picked up Quizno's. Yummy sandwiches and soup. My tongue is still not working right but soup is one thing that usually taste right.

Read the paper and watched a little TV before Life Group. I always enjoy being with the families in our life group but had so much trouble following "lesson" or discussion talk. Sometimes it is so confusing I just have to take myself out of the picture for awhile and not try to be a participant only an observer. It has been a good day but now I am tired and think I will probably sleep well tonight. Hopefully will not be as restless as usual, I know that I disturb hubby when I am so restless. Counting down the days until the activation, 10 more to go!

Jenny, I am sorry I missed you today. I did see your husband and cute baby ( I asked Tracy if that was them) but he was already out the door and I am in no condition to go chasing down other women's husbands! (Ha Ha) Maybe we can meet up next week. We usually go to second service and sit up in the middle section on the right (if you are looking at the pulpit) One of these days we will meet, I am sure of it!


jettybetty said...

So glad you got to worship with your church family--it seems even if you couldn't hear them very well--you felt their love--I just love being with my church family!

*9 days to activation!!!*

Brett and Jenny Perkins said...

Okay, so I at least figured out who you are! I saw you signing along with the songs during church and I figured that had to be you. After I got through chatting with my dad and family (they've been visiting NS too), I lost you.
I'm glad you are feeling better. When I saw you at church I was thinking how brave you were to be there. I'm sure it's got to be so hard to be in large crowds like that now that you aren't wearing your left aid. I guess it helps that you are surrounded by people who you know love you.

MAK said...

Thank you both for your kind comments. Yep, if someone is up in front signing it is usually me although there are a couple of other folks that sometimes sit near us and sign as well. There is a red headed lady that usually sits right behind us and she often signs. I am glad that you and your family have been visiting with us, I hope you are finding what you need. We are certainly not perfect but we are trying to do the Lord's work! Hope your little boy is all better now!

erinlo said...

Wow! I've been seeing and reading a lot about the implants and I'm very anxious to find out what happens for you at activation. How very exciting!!!!! I'm glad you were felling well enough to be at church.

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I appreciate your forthrightness.

TMK said...

I laughed out loud reading this entry. You are so funny! I liked 'seeing'(reading) that elder looking behind your hair and I know of only one, maybe two elders that would do that. I think it was C.H. if so, isn't he a doll? And the second time I laughed was reading the part to Jenny and "chasing down someone else's husband." Too cute. Feel better my friend. See you soon.

MAK said...

Yep TMK it was C.H. he is probably the only one I would allow to do it also! He certainly is a sweetheart, I love him dearly. Your blogs always make me laugh too, and we all can use some extra laughs these days!