Celebrate The Blessings

Finally, I’m home from a very physically and emotionally draining day. Anytime, I’m out of the house for nearly 12 hours I’m asking for increased pain. But, this wasn’t one of those days I could just stay in the bed. I needed to get up and show up. I’ve already missed too many big moments in the past due to my health. I was determined to see my oldest son’s college graduation.

So, despite the fact my body was already exhausted I joined the family for this special day. God keeps telling me to remember the blessings. The fact I’ve gotten so much stronger. The fact my pain has become so much more manageable. That I’m no longer just stuck home and soaking in misery. I’m out living and enjoying the next God-given moment.

Now, I will probably spend hours tonight in this soaking tub. I’m just way too sore to even consider sleeping right now. Yet, my blessings are overflowing. I’m so grateful for days like today. For family and reasons to celebrate. For God carrying me this far in my recovery journey.

Having to eat so disciplined is getting much harder at day 47. However, I’m very thankful for answers and options for pain relief. With God’s help I will make this way of eating a constant part of my recovery lifestyle. That way I can be around for many more God moments to come.

Even when I want to wallow in my pain. God keeps pointing out countless reasons to keep praising Him. I’ve already run out of fingers and toes in my attempt of counting them all. So often satan seeks to elevate the pain over the gains. What’s going wrong more than what’s going right in your life. God wants us to choose to dwell on the praiseworthy.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

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