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No Matter The Pain, You Are Beautifully Made

Journaling Journey

Do you continue to worry over your kids? As parents, I am unsure how you do not. It seems to be bred into us as soon as they are born.

Today has been one of those days where I struggled with worrying over my Kiddo. It does not matter how old they become, when they are sick we worry over them. When they are hurt, we worry over them. When they are fearful, we worry over them. It does not matter what the circumstances are, their lives will always be intertwined in ours.

My daughter woke up with her head hurting badly. She had a migraine brewing, but what her migraine didn’t know was that she didn’t have the time for it today.

She is desperately trying to cram the final week and half of work from her classes in it in order to complete the semester in college.

I was worried for her because I could tell in her face and in her eyes how bad this one was. I prayed over her head as well as sought prayer from some faithful prayer warriors that this bad migraine did not turn into a mega migraine while she was at work.

I am so happy to announce the prayers worked. She still has her migraine, but it did not get any worse and for this, we are thankful.

Now as I write, we are patiently waiting for her weekly IgG infusion to finish. Every Friday night she has to do this two hour regiment. We should be getting use to it, but I have a confession to make. It isn’t any easier. By the time she gets home from work, pre-medicates and finishes from start to finish it takes two hours which if you do not get it started until later then you are pushing 11 pm to 1am before it is finished. We know this from several weeks of experience.

This my friend, this is rough for this tired mom, but I refuse to go to bed while she infuses as it is not in me to abandon her on this weekly treatment. So no matter how late it becomes, Shadow and I will stay up with her because we are in this journey with her.

Tonight she decided was good night for me to learn how to actually set up the entire process minus inserting the four needles into her legs, just in case something went wrong or she was sick and I would need to know how to do this for her. I agreed it was a good idea, but I just really did not want to learn how tonight, I know, pretty selfish of me, but I did give in to learn how anyway.

Now the worrying side of being a mom is praying her side effects will be minimum so she can get a ton of studying done tomorrow. We really need for her body to cooperate and not crash on her yet.

Do any of your struggle with a similar battle where you worry over your kids and just want what is best for them, but can not do anything beyond pray over them? Even though this is the best thing we can do for our kids, somehow, if we are honest with ourselves, it does not seem like it is enough.

I wish my daughter could live a “normal” healthy life like those of her peers, but God has a different purpose for her. We are unsure what that looks like, but with all the physical struggling she does, the grace in which she does it is a testament to the strength she has to endure all she endures.

My friend, if you or a loved one is in a similar situation, please leave a comment below and I will be praying for you to get through as gracefully as my daughter does. You have an understanding friend here so you know you are no longer alone during this journey.

I hope everyone has a good night and that you get the rest your mind and body needs. If you feel inclined to join me in praying for my daughter, this would be wonderful and appreciated.

Lastly, if you are struggling to see your beauty for all the pain and sickness you experience,

“I want to remind you God fearfully and wonderfully made you.” Ps 139:14 (NIV).

Please remember, In His eyes you are perfect despite how badly you may feel.

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Good Night Weekend, Hello Monday

Encouragement Tonight

astronomy dark dawn dusk

As we prepare to go into a new week, it is my prayer God will go ahead of us and pave the way for what we do not know awaits us.
Hugs to those who are struggling during this season in your life. I know God knows about all of it and He is already ahead of us in anything we could try to plan.
For those who are in a relatively easy season where life just seems to be allowing you to coast along, enjoy it. Rest here my friend as I suspect you are either coming out of a difficult time or God may have you preparing for one that is ahead of you at some point.
I am not trying to be doom and gloom on my last sentence, but I remember once I had a pastor tell me we are all experiencing journeys in our lives. We are either in the middle of a hard time, getting ready to go through one, or you just came out of one.
It made so much sense and I have truly witnessed this happen in my own life over the years.
It is, however, my desire to leave you on a much happier note. It is my prayer you were able to get some rest this weekend, or you were able to get some much-needed stuff done. Either way, it happened, I hope you are able to get a good night sleep and are able to start your week off with a wonderful Monday morning.
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Be Observant To Others In Need of Help

Encouragement Tonight

I am sorry this is coming so late. Today has been a crazy day and even as I am writing this my home is still crashing down around me.

I hope this image is enough to stand by itself tonight.

Total exhaustion has settled in and my brain has shut off.

I wanted to be able to post something before the day came to and official end.

Your challenge for tomorrow is to be observant to those who are around you, Be observant to if they are struggling and are in need of help. Do not let them fall on their face before you ask if they need help.

Good night, Friend,

Comfort, encouragement

Encouragement Tonight

Puppy Therapy

We got our buddy Shadow when he was 7 months old and with some reservations on my end, I can say with pure honesty how thankful I am we did.

He has provided so much love in his 2 years that I can’t imagine what life would be without him.

imageWe originally got him thiniking he might be a good therapy dog for my husband who suffers from PTSD, but the more time that passes, I am thinking he might actually have been brought into our family for me instead.

His love is unconditional where often times humans love is conditional.  

He doesn’t care if I am having a good day or a bad day.

img_5374He doesn’t care if I laugh my way though the day or I cry my way through the day.

His love is steady and comforting.

Tonights encouragement is coming in the form of puppy therapy.

I shared a picture of my precious with the hopes he will give you a comforting awe moment as well.


encouragement, Rest

Encouragement Tonight

Sleep Peaceful Friend

As the day is coming to a close I want to share a quick reminder that you can take all your worries to God and know that while you are sleeping He is pulling the night shift.

img_1296He is working out all of today’s issues and concerns  while preparing us  for tomorrow.

Here is a gentle reminder there is nothing to great and nothing to small for Him to take care of for us.

Now close your eyes to this verse.

“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:24‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Give all your concerns to God and rest peacefully knowing there is nothing you have to fix for yourself.

Go to sleep friend, rest peaceful friend, God is on duty now.