Just had to post some exciting news today... I was able to walk on the treadmill for 10 minutes and do some light weights. I then proceeded to be "snappy" and "full of energy" with Chris as we went and grabbed a cup of coffee at Caribou. We came home and I made lunch for us and frosted sugar cookies... there is a time that I couldn't of done a single ONE of those tasks in one day.
Its a joyous day when Chris is home, although he works non-stop, the comfort of having him in the house is great.
Thank you to all who have been praying for us and sending us "little acts of kindness" via e-mails, phone calls, and text messages. It truly means a lot to have support. I was in the worst mood EVER yesterday! I think a lot of it was prednisone induced, but still... I warned Chris to look out. Its funny how God works though, as I received a phone call from my best friends, Molly and Jess, and a call from my brother... all three of which always brighten my day. I also received WONDERFUL e-mails from people from Gamma Phi, college, and high school that I haven't heard from in ages, that brought very encouraging words... It amazes me the kindness people are beginning to show towards me. Its truly a blessing.
I was really skeptical about doing this blog and "broadcasting" my disease for everyone to know... in the end I'm so happy I decided to go through this "blogging" adventure. It truly has helped me cope by typing things out and I can't wait to reflect back on these words when I'm finally in "remission."
I met up with my sorority sister, Trisha, on Monday... who I haven't seen for ages. It was great re-connecting with her and she always has great words of encouragement. She is someone that I have always admired as a "woman of God" and she leads her life by example. Anyways, she sent me a great e-mail filled with words of encouragement and bible verses that have helped her in tough times. I thought I would share one that hit into my heart... Thanks Trisha, you're awesome! :)
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10
I don't think I can state it enough, but its these "little acts of kindness" that keep me moving. I made a goal for myself today... by the time my mom's birthday rolls around I want to be able to walk 20 minutes on the treadmill! It's because of these e-mails and phone calls I know I can do it! Promise I won't let you down! :)
Thanks for all the prayers and encouragement ya'll! I have another lovely doctor appointment tomorrow... fingers crossed we go down on prednisone!!!!!! I'll update you tomorrow! :)