Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Grace In My Weakness


And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
 
Right now the comforting aroma of the bone broth I was able to start this morning, is filling my house. I look outside my living room window, and I see the sun reflecting off the maple tree, following this afternoons rain storm. Justin texted me about 10 minutes ago, and has told me he is on his way home. Supper for the evening will be leftovers of venison stir fry. And my stomach is begging Justin to hurry home, as it is VERY hungry. :D
 
 
Going through chemo, and all the side effects it brings, has made me even more thankful for the little things in life. And the ability to do, and enjoy them.
 
I am blessed in the fact that the worst of the side effects have only lasted the week of chemo, and the first 3-4 days following the treatment. After that, I have felt fairly "normal".
 
I am able to cook, clean, be crafty, spend time with my girls...
 
 
 


enjoy time outdoors walking, by sitting and enjoying my collection of succulents...




or by being especially blessed by coming so close to this beauty.
 
 
It's true that I have had to slow down my lifestyle. I have had to give up my beloved weightlifting for a time. It has been replaced with more restorative exercise, like walking and yoga.
 
I do not go shopping often now. Or eat in restaurants. Due to low white blood cell counts, I have to limit my exposure to people, so as not to become sick.
 
I will not be teaching my K-3 class this year. My immune system will be compromised for months following the end of treatments, and I cannot risk becoming sick. And kids LOVE to share their germs. :)
 
And I will not lie. Giving up so many things that I love to do, for a season, has not been easy. Some days, it is very hard not having the energy to run. Or have to take so many breaks because of tiredness.
 
But LORD willing, this will only be for a short season. And by HIS grace, I will have the sort of life I had before cancer back. And I will be all the more thankful for that time. :)
 

 
What grace from GOD are you enjoying in life right now?
 
Have a wonderfully blessed day! Thanks for stopping by!
Angel


4 comments:

  1. I am so thankful that your side-effects have been minimal. I have been praying for you during this time, and your positive attitude and faith is such and inspiring testimony. Keep your chin up and march forward! God's grace is amazing in so many ways, and I'm enjoying the sanctifying help of the holy spirit right now as I learn how to do this whole homemaking thing! It has been a struggle learning to become more selfless for my family, but God has been working in me and moving me to become who I need to be in order to serve well in his name

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  2. You have such an amazing spirit and such a positive attitude. You look like you are feeling well, it is good to hear that the effects have been minimal! Blessings!!!!!

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  3. You have an amazing attitude. May God continue to bless you and strengthen you.

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  4. I'm very glad that your side effects have been mostly manageable so far - that's just what I've been praying for!! And may I say that I am very impressed with your succulents and cacti? Do you have a secret for growing them so healthy?

    Keep taking it easy, just one quiet day at a time. You're slowly getting through this, and the end will be in sight before you know it. I love you and look up to you, dear Angel!!

    Hugs,
    Vicki

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Well hello there! Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE to hear from you all out there. Just please remember to keep everything kind and Christ-like. In the words of that wise papa rabbit, "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all". :)