i officially have mono. they pricked my finger and everything (the jerks) and it came back positive for mononucleosis (yuck).
the good news is: no physical or mental exertion for the next few days/ week. bed rest + disney movies = ok with me!
the bad news is: we're leaving for 4 fabulous days in new york friday!! i'm totally going. even if they have to lift me out of the cab and onto a curb in times square, i will go people watch. there will be some things we probably can't do, which sucks, like bike central park or do several walking campus tours of a few law schools. but i'll fake out mono and will win. i'll just pretend i don't have it and laugh at the symptoms. that'll show it. actually, that will probably only hurt me, but still--a girl's gotta try. this is new york we're talking about :)
what's interesting is that i've been doing some in depth research and study on two specific things: blood and rest.
God put two and two together and made that a reality: through a blood test i will be forced to rest. which, actually, i'm ok with.
in leviticus 17:11 it talks about blood--what it is and its significance to us in life: "For the life or essence of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life."
blood is a very important element to God and to the rules of nature; it has physical and spiritual implications.
in hebrews 3 and 4 it talks about rest--what it means to God and what it represents for us, specifically in Hebrews 4:10-11: "for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their [OT Jews] example of disobedience."
rest is very important to God and to the rules of health; it has physical and spiritual implications.
so here i am "making every effort to enter that rest." amen.