I hope that today was as Blessed a day for you as it was for me!
God woke me up this morning and allowed me to see the light of a new day!
It was wonderful to read an email from my aunt today! Thank you Titi! I miss you dearly!
Technology can be so wonderful at times, as in the instance mentioned above! It allows us to communicate with friends and family in a way that was not possible just 20 years ago. Now we can instantly send messages and know that the recipient will have the ability of reading the message shortly there after. We also have the ability of visually seeing others through the use of Skype. Amazing! I know! I have the ability of being blessed to Skype with my mom every evening now!
I have the ability of being able to seeing her from over 3,000 miles away! Isn't that great? Where was Skype when I was stationed in Korea and did not have the ability of seeing my babies...but I guess I was still Blessed since I was able to call my babies every day!
Even though I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, I am still Blessed because I still have the use of my hands and feet! I have the ability to type to all of you and reach out and tell you how my day was...Whether my days are good or not so great...the ability to communicate is such a blessing...the ability to tell you about how I feel today and the ability of hearing how your day is going with your RA is a blessing. Being able to share information about medication is...what works and which ones do not...is so beneficial to me because in the beginning, I did not have anyone to reach out to in order to ask questions.
Sure there is the doctor but not always the easiest to speak with when they are busy with other patients especially when dealing with the VA.
I give God the Glory every day. From the time I wake up in the morning until I lay my head down at night! God has brought me through so many trials and tribulations! He holds my hands when my joints are screaming out in pain. El me da la fortaleza cuando necessito!
No matter what I have going on in life, RA, working on my dissertation, being a wife or a mom I know that God will bring me through because I have hope!
Joyce Meyer had on her daily devotional today a message of hope.
She discusses how we need to have "Trust in the Power of Hope."
Joyce uses Proverbs, 13:12 as a scriptural reference, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life."
Her message was regarding hoping for something good to happen to you if you learn how to celebrate and enjoy life!
Isn't that a great idea! Learn how to celebrate and enjoy life will allow you to hope for something good to happen.
So, if you think about it, my being diagnosed with RA is not a punishment...it is another trial/tribulation... James 1:2 tells us to "Consider it pure joy, brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds."
Knowing what type of trouble to expect is a great help in being ready to meet that trouble!
Life is what you make of it! God gives us that ability as a Christian to deal with the trials and tribulations that come our way...No matter what! I will continue to praise Him... so until the next time...Continue to pray for me and I will continue to pray for you!