Make The Journey Beautiful: Love And Gratitude

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Life is a funny thing. One day can be filled with joy and laughter, spent making wonderful memories with loved ones. While the next day we could get bad news that turns our life upside down (and I’m not talking about The Upside Down in Stranger Things either).

Life is unpredictable, isn’t it?

But while we can’t predict what will happen tomorrow, I know who holds the future and that gives me peace. When something terrible happens and I don’t know what to do I’m comforted knowing God is always there for me (and you) and I can run to Him with any problem I might have. In addition to my faith, I’m learning how to accept help and encouragement from others. As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes I can’t do everything on my own and need help.

So much for my dream of becoming Wonder Woman.

Reach Out To Others Throughout Your Journey

My journey back from Lyme disease to health is a daily challenge. Through everything, I’m learning to take each day as it comes. Ultimately, I want to help others who have health struggles, just as people in my life have helped me.

So many friends and family have invested time and energy into helping me and our family at times when I wasn’t physically able to get out of bed and cook dinner or drive our four kids to their various activities.

I’ve received phone calls, texts, cards and visits from friends who want to let me know they care and are praying for me. I’m forever grateful for the love and generosity that’s been shown to me and my family and hope to share this compassion with others facing similar health challenges.


A Grateful Heart

My heart is full of love and appreciation for those who have been thoughtful and shown love to our family. Knowing how great it is to be on the receiving end of all this love and support has lit a fire inside me to do the same for others.

One of the many people who has made a big difference in my life is my cousin. She learned that she also has Lyme only a few months before my diagnosis.

And even in the midst of her health struggles, she’s been so encouraging, sharing information and ideas about treatment options that have worked for her. We’ve chatted on Facebook, texted, and talked on the phone about what we’re going through.

Thankfully, I continue to make new connections with people who are fighting with Lyme with all they’ve got. It’s so encouraging to have friends supporting you, especially in the midst of a health crisis. Sometimes what we need most is a listening ear. If there is anything I can ever do to support you please let me know.

Just keep in mind that the end of the day, we’re all human.

We all have 24 hours in a day, and those hours can go by quickly depending on circumstances and plans. Your health journey may look different than mine, but reaching out to others, sharing our concerns and supporting each other along the way sure does help!

Keep on making healthy choices and connecting with others. You’re doing great!


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