Talking About Pain

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Talking about pain is a funny thing.  Some days I want to ignore it, and try to act like I used to.  I push through, laugh, pretend, and then collapse in my trusty recliner a few hours or a few minutes later.

Other days, I need to talk.  I need to let it out, to vent, to cry, to have someone tell me that it’s going to be alright, to let the volcano erupt a bit.  And then rest, and pray, and just be.

The thing I am most grateful for is for my family and my friends who are there for me, whether I’m talking about it, or not.  The people who love me irregardless of how far I can walk, or how grumpy I may be acting that day.  The ones who can get me laughing.   To all of you…..I love you and I appreciate you.

If you are out there in internet world, and need to talk….I am here.  And better yet, there is One who will never leave and never forsake you.  Jesus is here also, and listening.  🙂  Love, Lisa

Changes, But the Same Me, Kinda

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Changes are weird.  We get tired of the same old thing, but when change comes, we sometimes do miss what was.

I have been having some of those big changes in the past few years.  Enough so that the blog feels like it has to change with me.  Like many of you, I am now living with a fair amount of daily pain and mobility challenges.  God has been very faithful and has carried me through each day.

So that is why I have renamed the blog, “Carried.”  When I can’t take another step on these weary legs, He carries me on to the end of my day.   I wake up anew each morning, knowing that I am stronger than before on the inside, more patient, happier with little things.  And that is all because Jesus is here beside me each step of the way.

I’m not exactly sure what this blog will look like in the coming days, as it’s definitely a work in progress.  As am I.  But I would love to encourage others that are going through the struggles of chronic pain and disabilities.  Not that I have all the answers, but I understand some of what you may be feeling.

If you need someone to talk to, or to reach out to, so that you know you are not alone, please write or comment.  I would love to hear from you.  Love, Lisa

If Timmy Can Do It…

There is a little donkey in Donegal who has stolen my heart.  Timmy was born this year at the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary with severe tendon problems in his back legs.  Why has he so captivated me?  I recently had my third surgery on my ankle to fix a an ongoing problem.  Timmy is improving, and as I watch him go, he encourages me to not give up and to keep going.  God bless animals for their uncomplaining spirits.  Blessings to you also on your journey.  Lisa

 

To help Timmy, visit his page. https://www.gofundme.com/Littletimmy16?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=CTA_view_campaign&utm_campaign=donation_receiptv5