For the last six weeks, no one knew what was wrong with me. Monday, there was a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm still waiting for some test results but a couple medications have me feeling so much better. (thank you very much!!)
While I have been struggling just to function, friends and family have upheld me with prayer. They have called, emailed and simply been there.
One family member sent me an ecard one day. I hadn't told her what I was going through. It was one of those days when the pain and not feeling well was really weighing heavily on me. That ecard was like a message from Heaven. I emailed this family member and told her what has been happening. How her obedience to God's nudging was like a soothing salve. I felt so blessed. And I felt it was important for her to know what may have seemed like something small and insignificant felt so big to me.
That is just one example. Others have equally blessed me. Praying, emails, phone calls, opening & doing things for me when my body was betraying me... Those are things that I can't even begin to express my thanks. And let me not forget one stubborn friend who insisted on going to the specialist with me even though that day was her only day off of work and she could have been home with her family. Gotta love her.
Oh, and I can't forget the friend who asked if we could meet some where to talk. Even though I didn't feel the best, I knew after meeting with her, I'd feel better. So I thought I'd surprise her with coffee. She thought she'd surprise me with chocolate! She even called my hubby after I left to find out "milk or dark". See, I told you I'm blessed!
Through all of this, I have seen a purpose. Not a purpose for this condition...yet...but for a support group of family and friends. Too many times I think I can do "this" on my own. (I'm a little stubborn sometimes!) It's not until something happens that you realize why God sends certain people into your life.
And I appreciate every single one of them more than they will ever know!
"And we know that in all things God works
for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28 (NIV)