Friday, February 19, 2010

Share your thoughts with me

Hello Everyone,

There are so many good people in this world willing to share their experience and knowledge. I want to thank all of my fellow Internet friends for taking time out of their precious day, reading, and commenting on my posts.

I am feeling stronger and have been thinking about how blessed I am to have family and friends that bring such joy to my life. There have been so many different activities in my life demanding my attention along with everyday challenges piling up. Those chores and tasks can wait. I enjoy spending time with my family doing simple things, like playing board games or watching a television series or movie. Visiting with my Mom and spending time listening to her life experiences brings joy and sorrow to my life, the joy of learning from her experience and the sorrow of hearing about what a tough life she had as an orphan. I am forever delighted with her strength, love, compassion, hope, and faith. Her sense of humor is dry and sometimes unexpected, especially during challenging times in her life. Do you have someone special in your life?

When I lost my ability to work for a living I felt short changed. By the grace of God and with the assistance of my family, I have come to appreciate my blessings and accept myself. These difficult emotions pass with time and patience. They do creep up every now and then.

Has anyone ever had problems with acceptance when change occurs? How have you dealt with it? I would love to hear about your experiences, please share.

I hope and pray everyone has a blessed day filled with hope and faith.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I am alive and breathing!

Hello Everyone,

I recently heard from a kind blogger friend of mine, the Bluesman and agree with his suggestion. I am posting a short note to let everyone know I am alive and breathing!

I have experienced many emotions and challenges since December 22, 2009. I was able to spend time with my family at Christmas and continue to feel blessed. Jerry and I were able to spend a week and a half with our grandchildren, enriching our lives with young energetic twin girls. I still cannot believe God has blessed us with these beautiful grandchildren.

As usual I have not followed my own advice and paced myself. Between spending quality time with my grandchildren, driving Jerry to his doctor appointments, daily chores, and driving to my Mom's house to visit. One of the hardest lesson for me to learn is pacing. When I feel great and energetic I tend to over do. I am going to post little notes to remind me not to over do.

I have been trying to get back on track and it has been a bit difficult because of the rain and cold weather.

How do I feel? I am slowly gaining back my strength and managing my pain. I am able to check out different sites for a short period of time and want to start posting again. I feel blessed to have such wonderful blogger friends willing to take time out of their day to say hello and ask about my health. I love people and have proof that people do care. These people are absolute proof that our society is filled with loving, caring, beautiful souls.

I hope my post is making sense because my fibro fog has been right in line with my fatigue! However, I am finding my way thru the fog:)

I hope and pray everyone is feeling stronger and experiences no pain or fatigue.

God Bless,

Fibro Viv