I’m Not Sure How I’m Typing This, But I Am, Thank God

Got some bad news today, and now I am really wondering what’s going to happen next. I hate to involve all of you in a crisis. I never have before, and believe me I’ve had legions of them since I started this blog. Too many to even remember. That was another thing that’s happened in the last few years to wear down my immune system — stress. I’m not good at showing stress. I take it as a personal failure when I do. Grace under pressure is the aspiration. But sometimes my definition of that is dumb, because people who don’t release the stress, internalize it and usually die younger than most. I don’t want to die hence this post. LOL! Okay, that was a lousy joke, but at least I can still joke.

The news I got today is that the virus I have and SO has and now I understand his elderly parents also have is called EV-D68. Let me put this in perspective. It’s an airborne disease, and the medical community in my country is way more worried about it than Ebola. Good reason why is that it can paralyze limbs in children. It’s already happened in my state and others, and if someone is someone is impaired or elderly, it can kill them. SO and his parents fit those respectively. As for me, I’m recovering and more likely to die from internalizing the stress. But with the publication of this piece, I’m letting it go. I’m sending it into the wind. I’m also releasing it to the Lord. He’ll hear the cry.

I covet your prayers.


  1. All the best for you, SO, and SO’s parents!
    I hope you will all recover completely – and soon.

  2. Oh whoa. That’s bad news indeed. I can’t offer prayers, but I hope that my thoughts and wishes for recovery will do as well. I hope you are being looked after well!

  3. Uff, that is a big worry indeed, will be crossing fingers and sending all good thoughts your way for yourself, SO and family. Hope you all recover soon!! hugs!

  4. Hoo, boy. Sending all of you a ton of virtual hugs and I hope everybody gets better soon. Hang in there!

  5. I can offer prayers and Blessings. I will do this throughout the day.

  6. Sending positive thoughts your way and hoping you and yours will recover soon!

  7. My prayers are with you and your love ones!

  8. Frenz, how I wish that I could give you a huge bear hug! You have my prayers and devotions and God will answer our every intention in His way and time. Please know that your can lean on ‘us’ when your burden needs lifting. We are ‘here’ for you and yours. You have delighted us beyond measure and in turn, we will pray and lift our intentions high for you, SO and his parents and your children.
    With much love I remain thankful this day for your many gifts, talents and humor that you generously share with us all.
    Your friend,

  9. Sending positive energies for you and your family. A big hug!

  10. You are in my thought and prayers. May prayers and positive energies embrace you all and bring you healing.

  11. No wonder you are stressed, my dear. Keep in mind though, that God is the Great Physician – able to heal all manner of diseases – and He is the hearer and answerer of prayers. Be assured you will all be in my prayers and thoughts continually.

  12. Hope you got my message. It seems to have vanished for some reason.

  13. Thinking of you and yours. Hope you all get well very soon xxx

  14. Oops, I´ve had to google what that virus EV-D68 is meant about…
    I still believe in prayers and you´re included in mine…
    Btw, I´ll get to be vaccinated tomorrow, in Germany it´s recommended even for adults to refresh their vaccination for polio, pertussis, diphteria and tetanus every tenth year, cause these illnesses – though believed they were rotten out – are on their march again.
    So hopefully you´ll recover soon.

  15. Praying for all of you!

  16. Sending you prayers, good karma and healing thoughts.

  17. My thoughts, my prayers are with you…Take care of yourself, know that you many thinking and praying for you..BIG HUGS

  18. Absolutely sending prayers your way.

  19. Praying!

  20. Since the first time I found your blog, I have considered you to be a person with a strong character and resilience. Of course, you have reason to be stressed out and even sad, but your faith and all the prayers said for you and your family will get you through this trial. Remember that you are loved/appreciated by many. Thank you for letting us know and giving us the chance to support you. *hugs*

  21. My prayers are with you! Sending you hugs.

  22. Sending all the love, support & prayers I can to you, SO & SO’s parents. Praying for a speedy recovery for all of you.


  23. I am praying for you.
    Love and hugs!

  24. I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Thanks for being willing to share what you’re going through — we care about you and want to support you! I’ve been going through some stressful times these past few weeks myself, and like you, I tend to internalize the stress and problems. However, I always do better when I reach out to others and don’t try to go it alone. We’ve got your back, and wish you and your family a speedy recovery!

  25. I missed this email notification, but have still been praying for you anyway. Was concerned about and praying for your dear one, and now praying for his parents as well as both of you. Maybe you even have an update by now…. please let us know. Hugs

  26. Frenz – so sorry to hear of your trials. Sending lots of light & positive vibes to you & yours for a complete recovery. XO

  27. Thank you all so much for the warm wishes, thoughts and prayers. It means a lot. Wish I could’ve been in on the premier fun, but that wasn’t meant to be as there was no way I could do it. I’m not quite back to the land of the living but I’m getting closer LOL

  28. Frenz, I’m sorry to hear you’ve all been sick. :(
    I hope you are feeling better, or will feel better soon!

  29. hello again, hope you are all getting better and improving, continuing to keep fingers x!!!

  30. How are you & your family doing, Frenz? You’re still in my thoughts & prayers, as well as, I’m sure, many of us. I hope you are on the way to being healthy for Christmas…. hugs.

  31. We are doing much better. It’s been a bit surreal the last month, but things are turning around, and we will all be well for Christmas. Maybe not up to speed, but not horrible sick.

    I want to thank all of you again for the prayers and words of encouragement you sent. It was a great comfort!

    I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season!

  32. So good to hear!! You have a wonderful holiday too, take it easy if you can :) Blessings.

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