Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Seeing good in all things.

What a full life I live. Rich with opportunities for gratitude.
Update on the cellular R. It was a wonderful visit! Often I am left feeling very embarrassed over the complexity of my health issues. The P.A. was so thoughtful and patient. Inch by inch we went over all the symptoms and the history. A good 45 minutes were afforded in doing this. After a while the specialist came in and he was really very insightful. Due to the holes in my immune system he is running several test on blood drawn right there at the site. He felt that fibromyalgia was a contributing factor but not the only issue. He said that most people are on a sort of continuum of it. For some we are so far over on the spectrum that we become disabled by the pain. So for now while the test are being done the sleep issue is priority. He gave me a type of mild muscle relaxer for bedtime. Yoga is to be done and stress is to be addressed. So for now I have slept two nights and feel less pain than what has been the norm. Sleep deprivation due to the pain makes the pain progress. I learned that the memory issues may well be a part of having fibromyalgia due to the PTSD. The stress disorder itself can cause the condition. Always having tense muscles.

I have yet to get my car back. The engine has a lot of work to be done. It bent the rods when the timing chain snapped. I will not see it until after Friday it looks like. $1300 to $1500 he thinks. Man that is a lot of money. Today I did the budget and last month I did not spend all of my budget so it looks like it will not be too bad of a hit. It is so amazing and wonderful how things work out. No savings or travel on vacations, but the money will be there to fix the car. No debt thank God! All I will owe them is to pay em and love them. We all owe but to love one another really. So I pray for the mechanic.

Yesterday I went to leave for yoga and the other car refused to start. Later speaking with Hubby, I went to start it and it lit right up. He had left a key that only works on the doors on a key ring. So I was then able to go fetch my son from his sleep over. When we got back to the house the car was over heating! Hissing and boiling over. The radiator cap had broken. Think on it...if it would of started I would of broken down across town. It turned out to be was a $7 radiator cap.
Once again God kept me off the hot roads and safe. It will always be my heart of gratitude that gets filled up. Even those small annoyances can be blessings. I was where I was suppose to be.

Saturday I had Infusion, it was uneventful. In fact I slept through most of it. No side effects however, just fatigue on Sunday.

I slept now two nights. YA! Unfortunately no yoga yet, but Thursday my nurse is joining me. The owner of the yoga studio asked me to bring in some of my jewelery to sell in her shop. Think on it, even a way to pay for the yoga. God is so GOOD! I will make works based on stones and the meaning of them. Just got to smile.

I remember many of you, and think of you often. My strength is better today as is my concentration. It is a wonderful thing to sleep. I am really gaurding sleep practice right now, and it is late I need to close.

May all of you see those little things so often overlooked, and remember that you matter. God sees you. You are loved more than you may ever know.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
  • Return with Honor
  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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Amy has clicked her heals and flown to her real home. There is no place like home.

This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."

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