Update!

Hello! I thought I would update what has been going on lately. My health has been up and down a lot lately. Lately I have been having a lot of nausea, vomiting, and I just haven’t felt well at all. After going to doctor he was pretty sure I had a Hiatal Hernia. Some of the muscle, and  soft tissue work has been helping me feel quite a bit better.I have been watching a lot of the Olympic events lately.  I also started college classes earlier this week so I will see where that takes me.

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Hope

“Hope is not optimism. Hope is a dog fight for serious people determined to make it in a difficult world. Hope is not cute or whimsical, wishful thinking. It is a resolution to trust in the promises of God even when everything around looks bleak. Hope is for grown-ups.” – Lee Younger

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Show Me What I’m Looking For

I have been thinking about this song recently. I used to listen to hard when I was really sick. When I get caught up in everything going on in my life, I don’t turn to God when I should. It can be easy to get caught in the chaos, and my pride and think I can handle things on my own. I will always need God. I am continuing to grow in my faith and work on  turning to God for guidance.

“But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul”  Deuteronomy 4:29

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. Isaiah 55:8

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God’s creation

Psalm 8:3-6 – When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honour. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet.

Romans 1:20 – For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

How beautiful is God’s creation? ❤

Looking at these pictures, and seeing this in person just makes me think how about how amazing God is.

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Update!

Hi! I haven’t posted an update in a while, so I thought I would let you know how I have been doing. This summer I have been able to swim a lot, and I am using different muscles that haven’t been used in so long. The more activity I do the more muscle pain, and soreness I have, mostly a lot of neck pain, and that makes me feel fatigued quite a bit. I have ups and downs, but overall I have been doing well.

Tomorrow I am going to the US vs Costa Rica women’s soccer game, and I am now enrolled in college and I start fall semester, which is exciting!

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My inner tubes for the pool!

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One year

One year ago I began my chronic illness recovery journey. My life has changed so much. For years I have wondered when I would finally feel better. I didn’t get better over night. I am still working on feeling better.

It has been a year or growth, learning, and Changes. It has been an amazing new beginning. I have gotten through, and survived my worst days. I can now put those days behind me and move forward.

You say: “It’s impossible ” God says: All things are possible

You say: ” I can’t do it” God says: You can do all things

“I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.” Psalm 7:17

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Appreciation

Its been almost a year since I started my illness recovery journey. So much has changed, little things, and big things. I have been able to do so many things that I was unable to do when I was sick.

  • I am able to eat without having pain, or feeling nauseous.
  • I usually feel rested after I sleep.
  • I am able to take a shower without a chair.
  • I can sit in the sun without feeling miserable.
  • I can walk outside without feeling exhausted.
  • I can sit up without the immediate need to lie down.
  • I can go for a walk.
  • I can go shopping without feeling horrible.
  • This year I have been able to swim.
  • I went fishing.
  • I  been able to go for a short bike rides.
  • I went on vacation.
  • I flew on a plane.
  • I walked multiple miles in one day.
  • I have been able to make my own meals.
  • I have been able to study, and do homework.
  • I am now am to relearn how to drive.

Its feels amazing to look at this list and to know how far I have come. I know the list will keep growing as I continue to create a new life for myself.

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”      1 Chronicles 16:34