It’s been awhile since I did a “Monday Musings” but I’ve had so many people email me this past week with questions asking where I was, I figured it was time!!! Normally I use the “Monday Musings” to share what happened in my week, answer questions, talk about the funny things kids say, and discuss life as a busy Mom!!! But this week will be a bit different as I’ll share how I learned more about myself this past week!
This past week has been a rough one for me. Did you know if you catch a cold during the summer, it is actually WORSE than in the winter! Not fair, not fair at all! I’m learning life with an autoimmune disease means things will be harder, but I can handle it! Last week Adalyn came home with a cold and fever. I used my favorite immune boosting essential oil on her (diluted in coconut oil) and she was better the next morning! I was so relieved as she just started school and I didn’t want her missing out so early on. I didn’t stop to think about ME! When she was sick, I sat there holding her hand, reading her books, and getting her snacks. But life with an autoimmune disease means I have to be careful. Less than 24 hours later, I came down with a fever and cold. Now 5 days later, I’m still sick! Thank goodness for an awesome doctor who calls in a refill on my inhaler when I run out over the weekend!!! This is a hard pill to swallow, learning that I have to be extremely careful when my kids are sick as I’ll catch it too, and it will be much worse.
That brings me to my new favorite verse “Let us run with perseverance the race that is marked before us.” Hebrews 12:1
Sometimes we ask “WHY?” instead of just learning to trust and keep moving forward. That has been a great reminder to me lately, trust and keep going! I don’t know why I have an autoimmune disease, I don’t know why it came up RIGHT when my husband enrolled in college, I don’t know why my doctors are struggling to help me. But I do know there is a plan. I do know I’m on this path for a reason. And I know I’ve never quit a race, I’ve seen it til the end and I shall do the same!
No matter what you are struggling with right now in life, remember you are on that path because you are STRONG enough to handle it! It might not be today, it might not be tomorrow, but eventually the clouds will clear and the sun will shine again….and a rainbow will appear to remind you that you survived the dark time! Keep going and believe in yourself!!! And remember, you are NEVER alone!