It was a cold winter and finally the first nice warm day of summer was upon us. I decided to get the kids together and head to the pool. We played, laid out and enjoyed the warmth. We were only in the sun for about one and a half hours, but we had a great time and it felt so good to soak up some good old Vitamin D!
As I went inside to dry off, I stood in front of the mirror, and to my surprise...my milky white skin had unsuspectedly turned bright red like a lobster. I was shocked, and quickly treated it to make sure it did not hurt.
The first day after the sunburn went by and I felt no pain. I was relieved! The second day there was no pain either. I thought I had escaped. As I woke up on third day I felt a little itch on my chest. I scratched it and tried to go on with my day. What I didn't expect was for that little itch to turn into the most annoying, demanding itch I have ever had. I tried not to think about it, but the itch continued like waves of the ocean. It would come with a vengenance back and forth. I would scratch it...to try and relieve it...but Wow... It got worse. Finally, I found myself at work walking around the room frantically, scratching my chest and looking for anything that could sooth the itch. It was so bad I could not stay at work! I was miserable. I went home to try and find a solution. It calmed down after I laid flat in a warm bath with Epson Salt. It took about 30 minutes...but it helped tremendously.
What does sunburn have in common with the Armor of God? Stay tuned for Part 2...