Seasons of Weariness

Yesterday, I wrote a completely different post. I struggled with the entire thing. It couldn't find my voice and it just didn't seem real. So, I am starting over, even if it means the post goes out later than normal. My "Tuesdays at 2pm" goal will just have to change for today. My desire for … Continue reading Seasons of Weariness

When You Want to Give Up

I just can't do it today. One year ago, you couldn't get out of bed. I am so tired of being tired. One year ago, noises drove you from stores. Everything hurts. One year ago you could barely walk. I can't tolerate anyone or anything right now. One year ago your siblings feared you. I … Continue reading When You Want to Give Up

Christmas Came Early

My cup of gratitude overflowed on the couch of the psychiatrist's office.  One smile and one question from the doctor brought forth an onslaught of tears that not only surprised my daughter, but me as well. "Well, how are things going?" Cue tears. Two months ago we sat before this young doctor pleading for help.  … Continue reading Christmas Came Early

Ascending out of the Valley

There was nowhere left to turn.  We had done everything the rheumatologist had told us to do: gentle exercise, physical therapy, seeing a psychologist; yet, pain still riddled my daughter's body on a daily basis.  She was not the child I knew before fibromyalgia overtook her life. Until then, my daughter never met a stranger.  … Continue reading Ascending out of the Valley

Providential Perseverance

We weren’t ready.  After 10 months in Louisiana, we were called back to Virginia.  Although we wanted to stay, looked forward to continuing our bayou adventures, circumstances did not make sense for us to remain. “Movers move”, as I learned in my “Moving On” group, I just had no idea we would fall into that … Continue reading Providential Perseverance

Thrill of Hope

It's that time of year of incessant Christmas music.  I can handle hearing certain songs once or twice a season.  Some, I can live the rest of my life without ever hearing again (ahem Mariah and WHAM).  There is one, that I could listen to over and over.  My absolute favorite song and I am … Continue reading Thrill of Hope