Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Allergic Reaction

Life is becoming more and more of an adventure. Most of you know we are planning our daughter's wedding. Last evening, we met with the wedding coordinator at the site where the Reception will be held. It is a rustic facility on two lakes. My husband is one of the owners and we visit there from time to time. It holds a special place in each of our hearts.

Here is my problem: The last two visits I have made to this facility I have become ill. I am apparently VERY allergic to something that grows around the lakes or possibly something in the building. I need prayers for healing and protection during this time. I must continue to prepare for the reception at this facility and I also have to make it through the reception.

It may sound crazy, but I laid in the bed this morning and laughed. At every turn things have not gone quite as planned and somehow it seemed humorous that I am allergic to the event area for the reception.

"the joy of the Lord is my strength." Nehemiah 8:10

I am determined not to allow satan to steal my joy. I must admit I have been a bit cranky. Not breathing well does that to me. I am taking allergy medicine and holistic treatments.

I am amazed at the number of you who have chosen to call me friend. I thank you for your support, love, and prayers.

Amazed by His grace,



Marsha said...

Oh dear Andrea! I understand your concern! Not being able to breathe is NOT fun at all.

I'm allergic to dust, most trees, mold and pollen and we've chosen to live in a forest! Okay, so we moved here and then I got allergy tested.

Anyway, do you take any allergy meds? Zyrtec is over the counter now and works well.

Praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, I could not sleep, I guess too much on my mind. I go to thinking about your blog ,so i popped over to read a bit.
I smile when i come here and read :)

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Warren Baldwin said...

I am one plagued by allergies. I know how they can affect your spirit and state of mind. You have a good approach to this! I will remember you verse when my attacks hit!

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh my, your wedding day photos will be a sight! I am sure you will find the solution to whatever is causing the itchy distress.. good luck dear Andrea!! xoxo


Andrea, I hope you can find a medicine that will not make you sleepy, yet let you be able to breathe clear. You are a dear friend, I pray you get this all cleared up soon. The wedding will be beautiful. I can't wait to hear all about it. Many Blessings,

Frau said...

Try not to touch anything while you are there and Zyrtec and maybe nose strays several days before the event. Good luck!

Crown of Beauty said...

I believe the laughing will get the allergens out of your system. Yes, the joy of the Lord is your strength!

I know there must be some organic remedy for allergic reactions.

Praying for you


Proverbs 27:19 said...

It's awesome that you have noticed that this is just an attempt to have your joy stolen.


RCUBEs said...

Will keep you in prayers and the whole event, for it to go smoothly. Not fun when we can't breathe.

That sounds like a nice place to have the reception.

I like the verse that you shared. God bless. Love to you.

Courtney said...

Your ability to find the humor in an otherwise uncomfortable situation is really inspiring. Thanks for sharing your story, and good luck with your allergies!

the wild raspberry said...

oh no!
hope you find something that knocks out the allergy or the whatever-it-is causing it goes away soon....

i've been hearing really good things about zyrtec lately...and it's super cheap and non-prescription....{bonus}

feel well soon~

christy rose said...

Andrea, I have an award that I would like to share with you. Please stop by some time today and pick it up.

SQUELLY said...

You are in my prayers. God bless!

Heart2Heart said...


Here is hoping that God will allow you to get through those times you need to be there and those allergies will completely go away.

Praying for you sweet one as you continue with all your wedding plans.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sheryl said...

God does have a sense of humor. After leaving my daughters dorm yesterday I started getting a headache. By the time I got home I had to take a couple of Tylenol and lay down. Talking to my husband about it later we come to the conclusion it must have been the perfume she sprayed right before I left. Now that's never bothered me before.

Mich said...

I am queen of allergies, so i feel your pain.

Hang in there, mother of the bride.


Nancy said...

I will pray for you to be healed so you can make it through the reception and all. Also, I will pray for blessings on your details.

Cathy said...

Praying that you can get some help with those allergies, Dear. I am quite familiar with them myself. Praying for you healing ~

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Andrea,

Thanks for visiting my blog. My daughter just suffered a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics and was hospitalized, so I can truly empathize with your allergic situation. Praying that God grants you great grace, healing and joy in the midst of it all.

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh wow! I'm so sorry to hear that. I'll pray that God just touches you long enough to get you through that reception and allows you to FULLY enjoy that time!

Lynn said...

Oh Andrea, I don't know you....this is my first visit to your blog...but I am praying for you...had an allergic reaction that went terribly crazy wrong early in the summer...I'm still recovering... and praying that you will overcome whatever it is, or whatever it is will be out of season by your next visit.

Chester said...

Good for you Andrea! When you laughed, the devil cringed.
He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world.
Praying that you will not suffer for this special occassion.

Chester's Mom

Karen said...

I love your outlook on this situation...and your scripture reference...I'm sure the wedding and reception will be lovely!

Denise said...

i will pray for you.

Edie said...

Praying for you now Andrea.
Much love to you!

Leslie said...

Oh my heavens! You've got to be kidding?! I know you're not though. Not to be mean, but I'm kind of giggling with you! Is the allergy medicine you're taking a prescription? If not, I wonder if there is something a doctor can do for you? Perhaps whatever it is will be out of bloom in another month! Praying for you dear!

Love and Hugs, Leslie

Saleslady371 said...

Oh my gosh...I just read this and am amazed how the Lord led me to pray for you for the last few days putting your allergies on my heart. I wondered if it still was an issue or if I heard Him wrong!

I'm allergic to mold and pollen and have been going to a retreat center for years and getting sick every time! But like you, I refuse to let it steal my joy and spiritual teachings!!!!

You are a special friend!

Sea Glass said...

I'm sorry Andrea but LOL LOL LOL LOL. Only you and Doug. Wish I was there to watch the show! kisses and hugs to you both Donna