Monday, March 19, 2012

progressed

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Late last year my husband and I decided to embark on a journey and see where God led us through it.  We have wanted to adopt for a while, but only late last year did we realize my body was making enough progress for us to consider it and maybe even go through the paperwork to get ready for it.

We considered a lot of different options on how to do it and ended up deciding to do it domestically.  I'm not at liberty to discuss much on this blog about it, but I can say that we have a little semi-permanent addition to the family at the moment.  This addition may stay a bit or may stay a while, and this blog isn't for THAT but to tell you how my Lyme body is handling it.

My, how we've seen God really continue to keep my body on the path to healing since we began the process to hopefully add another one to our family via adoption.

I'm by no means completely well yet, but I'm well enough to care for THREE kids without feeling my energy wane.  And that is huge!  Energy was a very large problem for me when I was first diagnosed and it was only late last year that we started to notice a huge improvement in that.  My pain is nearly completely gone.  Sometimes on treatment weeks I'll have some trouble with that but not otherwise.

So all this to encourage you that there is light at the end of the tunnel and just because you're struggling and maybe can't do some of the things you've wanted to do with your life, don't count yourself out!  Healing is a possibility through hard work, endurance, and lots of prayer.  You can still have goals outside of getting well and still have "dreams".

God has been so kind and gracious to our family to allow me to feel well enough to try to expand our family a bit more and we trust Him through the rest of my healing journey to get me to a place where I can say I'm not complaining of any symptoms!

Thanks for praying for me and thank you for CONTINUING to pray for me.  I'm praying for you all!

4 comments:

  1. yay!!!! dying to see pics of your newest addition and hear more about life with 3 kiddos!!

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  2. That is AWESOME!! I needed to hear some uplifting news today, so thanks for posting this! =)

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  3. Congrats, Heather! This is wonderful news!!! :) YAAAY!

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  4. YAY! So happy for you, Heather. Can't wait to hear more about your new addition and journey. <3

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