Monday, May 16, 2011

Life's Ups and Downs

It's been a very emotionally charged month for many people (including me). My husband and I celebrated another amazing year of marriage by helping our friends recover from the worst tornado that hit our area. (I love and respect you Honey for caring so much about others! You are my Hero!!) Our friends lived in a forest, sheltered in a canopy of green. Now they look out and see twisted, snapped off remnants of what used to be trees. They had seconds to run downstairs to their basement before trees were falling on top of their house and piling up on their driveway. By the grace of God they are o.k., but it will take months to recover. I wish I could post pictures of the devastation. Please pray for all those who lost loved ones, homes, businesses.....mostly pray that they will begin to heal. I have to say here for all the men and women who work with the electric and telephone companies, and all the many volunteers,  THANK YOU for your dedication and hardwork!!!! You've made going through this ordeal a lot easier because of your hard work.

This month also brought about answers to questions that have been decades in the making. I was finally, officially diagnosed with Myotonia Congenita. Even though they say there is no progression (there is still a lot more research to be done), I have gotten worse. But it is nice to be able to finally tell doctors, teachers, family members, friends etc... "No, I am not a hypochondriac, my symptoms are real; I am NOT lazy, there is a reason I get fatigued; for all the times I was laughed at and made fun of because I was too slow or too clumsy, it was because my muscles would freeze and not work.

My husband's sister and her family visited us on their way back home to Maryland. It was so wonderful to see them all again! We went to the park and had pizza and salad, and then came back to our house to have worship and sing some hymns. It was such a blessing.

My "Big Sissy" and her husband came in for a visit this weekend. All my family got together at my parents house. It was so GOOD to see them again! I miss them so much. It was nice to be able to all be together. I really miss having all my family around. I love them all SO VERY MUCH!

For Mother's Day my children bought a gift card for one of my favorite stores and I got to purchase some new clothes (What fun!). Thank you so much for the gift and for the love and thought that went in to giving it. You are precious treasures, given to me from the Lord. Every day is Mother's Day for me. God knew that I needed you in my life to teach me just how much I needed Him, to see just how much He loved us to give His own Son to die for us, and to show me the true meaning of JOY! I love you both.....all the way to Heaven and back!

My darling husband surprised me with not one, but two bouquets of flowers! I LOVE flowers! Thank you Honey! I am blessed beyond measure because God gave you to me as a helpmate. You are my Hero, my best friend. Thank you for being the Head of our home, for leading us to seek Jesus every day, and for showing us what unconditional love is really like. I love you SO MUCH!

Anyway, this month has proved to have many emotional ups and downs.....and the month isn't over yet!