You may (or may not) have noticed that I have been on a bit of a sabbatical. I needed a couple of weeks of to deal with my ongoing health issues and try to relax. So, social media was first on my list to go.
To get caught up, we’ve had a busy 14 days since my last post. Dr appointments, tests and monitors. Fun! No really, lots of fun…My large child is now driving all over (interstates included). It makes is really nice when I am hurting. I love having teenage children. My amazing niece came over and we spent 24 hours power marathoning through the Twilight series and going to the theater to sit in the reclining chairs and watch another movie. That was fabulous.
As I sit here listening to my heart monitor beeping every couple of minutes, I think of how NOT far we’ve come. So many years of doctor appointments and tests. It’s insane. I feel like we gain no ground, you know. The whole, 3 steps forward, 2 steps back. I just don’t think we even have that high of a statistic.
I also realize that God is working through our family in such a big way. I am reminded of James 1:2-4 “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”
Therein lies the trick:
Bring God glory.
Don’t try to get out of it prematurely.
Think of it as a gift.
My faith is showing its true colors.
Wow. Working on that. No need to ask God what He wants for me to be doing. That, right there, is enough to keep me busy for the rest of my life!!