A severe recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, that is characterized by sharp pain and is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances.
Yesterday I was stricken by one of these babies. I always get a warning that one is coming on via the visual disturbances. There is a tiny flashing light that starts in the center of my right eye. It expands going outward and leaving the center free. When I can no longer see it….the pain hits. When the first hint of the flashing neon light begins, I take Excedrin Migraine and lay down for a few minutes.
I have not missed work because of a migraine in years. Yesterday this was not so smart. Thank God most of the kids were in school for a few hours.
This one boy, Felipe, was in the house. He asked me if he could get his guitar and play for me. I told him if he promised to play only soft music. This child had never picked up a guitar until he came to us. Yesterday he played it like a professional. He played one song that he knows I love, over and over again. It was so incredibly beautiful. He didn’t use a pick, his fingers moved gently over the strings, sometimes so fast I could barely see them move. As he played the savage beast in my head and stomach was soothed.
Thank you God for the talent you instilled in that child and his willingness to develop it. Thank you Lonnie for having the patience to work with him so many hours. And after he proved himself, for buying him that guitar to take with him when he goes home.