Homemaking and Chronic Illness: The Reality




Once again, still not me but might as well be me. Yesterday, I had a terrible flare up. It was awful; I couldn’t hold my legs up, my throat felt like it was closing and it was so hard for me to swallow! Not to mention MUSCLE SPASMS EVERYWHERE! So, to be quite honest, I did not get anything done. Or so I thought. When looking at the Home Management Binder To-do list, I realized I still had managed to accomplish 5 of my unending list of tasks. I also realized that, well, some tasks are just going to take me a little bit longer. However, despite my flare up, I did manage to fall asleep. All I could think was a prayer: “God when I wake up please let be able to feel better tomorrow.”

Look, I have been experiencing a flare up for the last three days. It’s BS! I am going to be completely honest: it sucks! However, because of God I have the ability to get up and try again. If I have realized anything it is that in this adjustment I must accept the following facts:

  • Tasks will transfer over
  • Some days nothing is getting done
  • It is okay to REST
  • Remember that if you are tracking your to-do list you will see you are getting things done.
  • And of course remember:

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”

Revelation 21:4

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”

So all I can do is try again today but I know that the Lord is close and He will help me fight this pain.

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