Day 188- Thankful God sees our invisible pain and illness, and He cares

I’ve lived with invisible illnesses for years, the kind that doctors write off as not worth their time, a product of stress, or something that must not exist because it does not fit into the paradigms of the general population. I’ve had hidden pain since I was 17, not including the migraines that started before… Read More Day 188- Thankful God sees our invisible pain and illness, and He cares

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Day 71 – Thankful to be able to spend time with my children and cook with my son

I love all of my children.  The youngest is 16, and none of them are really “children” anymore.  I’ve invested a lot of time in their lives, but all but the youngest two have moved on with their own lives; that’s the way it should be. I’ve spent a lot of time with my youngest… Read More Day 71 – Thankful to be able to spend time with my children and cook with my son

Day 64 – Thankful for people who care enough to listen

Thursday night I went with my husband to his ham radio Christmas party expecting no more than the polite conversation of new acquaintances. If nothing else, it would be a time to eat a good meal, to people watch, and to listen to conversations going on around me. (I know, sort of negative thinking, right?)… Read More Day 64 – Thankful for people who care enough to listen

Day 48 – Thankful for the benefits of physical and spiritual exercise

For years I did not see the purpose of weight lifting for myself. I did the weight machines for a short class in college, but it did not interest me enough to continue on. Then I started having pain that landed me in physical therapy, and I started to understand a bit more. Recently, my… Read More Day 48 – Thankful for the benefits of physical and spiritual exercise

Day 20 – Thankful for deeper bonding in trying times

As I mentioned this summer in this post, my youngest daughter and I have been going through the process of trying to get a diagnosis for the conglomerate of unpleasant symptoms that she has been suffering. This Thursday we get to go see a geneticist. In filling out the forms, I’ve had to contact family… Read More Day 20 – Thankful for deeper bonding in trying times