I Made It Through Thanksgiving

Been a long, but blessed day with family. We’ve literally been gone since noon and should be home before 11pm. I didn’t start out this day feeling great. But, somehow I’ve survived the day without totally collapsing. My chronic pain has shown it’s ugly head in many ways.

Sadly, because I look so healthy on the outside most can’t see my inside brokenness. The fact that every step is painful in my present state. I’ve been very grateful for the quality moments I’ve had today. But, I would be absolutely lying if I said there were many easy moments. Pain just has a way of sucking all the joy clean out of you.

Even still, God keeps using my pain to increase my humility and compassion towards others. I’m literally drawn to anyone whose pain I can see in their eyes. Today, I had a few conversations that would not have been possible prior to my painful journey. Funny how you can feel God working so much when you can barely hold your head up.

Hopefully, tonight I won’t have such a tough night. Praise God, I was still able to stay completely on my diet. Plus, I’ve taken my nighttime meds early hoping to keep my pain from getting too out of hand. I’m sure I will have to spend a few hours in the tub. But, I can’t wait to get in my bed.

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16

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