JOB 6:2-3 If my misery could be weighed and my troubles be put on the scales, they would outweigh the sands of the sea- This blog is being created out of an overwhelming need to reach out and share with others who may be on a similar journey or love someone that is. Overcoming life's challenges and enduring chronic illness takes faith and sometimes I struggle with that. This is an open conversation with God and anyone who wants to listen.
I am so sick of cant’s! Can’t do this can’t do that! I want
a long list of things I Can do! The most recent can’t came yesterday when my hubs
and I went to check out a beach where a group called Beach Dance meets. Moving,
dancing on the sand is so much safer for me because the sand is forgiving both
with movement and if I fall. The idea of spending an hour dancing with others
and enjoying time on the beach was so enticing for me. Well Boo! The beach is
inaccessible to me. It involves a ¼ mile hike over uneven ground and around
lava boulders, which will shred you if you fall on them. On a positive note if
you come visit me I will tell you where this beach is!
So I am on to the Can Do list. Actually I am making
it in to a Want To Do list because that is more empowering. Not a bucket
list but things I can do on a regular basis. I could have completed the hike
yesterday against my husbands advice and probably been injured maybe even
needed a helicopter evacuation to get me out of there but I chose not to do
that so it becomes my choice. This world is hard enough with CMT and
some of the other issues I have going on. I want to make it easier. If you have
CMT and wear AFO’s add to my list things you think I could do. We are stronger
together and we Can Do it!
Tomorrow we are going on the Hana road but only as far as
the lava tubes. I will walk it as far as I can and chose to!
I Want to do/ Can Do
Dance on an accessible beach maybe even invite others to
Drive in the car to spectacular scenery
Swim and water exercise
Be driven to a beach and watch the waves pound
I started this post 2 weeks ago and last week I fell and dislocated my elbow ;-[.
Not a happy girl. This is my 4th major fall in 6 months, think I am looking at getting a scooter sooner than I thought. The can’t list is even longer now but the idea is a good one
so I will get back to it, soon.
Lord you are my
comfort in difficulty; I praise you for keeping the pain level low. LORD
sometimes these added challenges would lead me to doubt you but I feel such
peace right now. I need your encouragement to get through the added challenges
from not using my arm. Protect me from the lies of the enemy and let others see
your never-ending grace in me. Amen